Andy Ross had just stopped by a grocery shop to get some necessities when a lady abruptly made fun of his looks in front of her kid.
After a long day in the woods, Andy was reportedly fairly filthy, but he never anticipated to hear a direct criticism from a stranger, so he reasoned that it was important to explain and educate the mother and her daughter.
Andy first became aware that the young girl was staring at him in the supermarket, but he did not give it much thought until he overheard the mother whispering to her daughter while looking at him, “That is why you need to stay in school.” Andy immediately became concerned about the situation after hearing the mother say those words.
Andy has been affected with mother’s bigotry, and as a result, he quickly had an engaging discussion with both the mother and the daughter. After that, Andy documented his experience on Facebook so that others may learn from it.
“To begin, let it be known that I am a highly educated person. Not only did I graduate from high school, but I also went on to get a bachelor’s degree and a number of medical certifications.
Therefore, presuming that I am uninformed due to the fact that I have a simple look is rather stupid in and of itself. Then, if you are advising your daughter to remain in school because I have tattoos all the way up and down my arms, you are really discouraging her creativity and may even be stifling her imagination as she grows older.
Also, It is a symbol of my pride in my country and the service I have provided to it in the capacity of a special operations medic over many deployments. In the end, I decided to pursue a career in the building sector.
Every day at work is a pleasure for me, and I take great pride in the fact that I am contributing to the development of the United States. After I finished my military duty, I gave working a desk job a go, but I quickly realized that it wasn’t the right fit for me.
I find that spending time in nature and creating with my hands both bring me delight. As a direct result of this, there will be times when you will be filthy. I am able to care for my family without any problems since I have an excellent job that pays well and gives me benefits.
So it would seem that the way I look has nothing to do with the amount of brains I possess or my desire to pursue higher levels of education.”
After Andy’s insightful explanation, it was reasonable to assume that the mother was rendered mute by the experience. Andy noted that it is essential to never criticize someone based on their looks and that it is essential for a parent to set a good example for their children.
After all, prejudice is not innate but rather something that is first taught by one’s parents.