Andy Ross of Vancouver, Washington, was out running errands when he unexpectedly encountered a woman and her young daughter.
While entering a store, he noticed a little kid gazing at him. After a long day of building in the heat, he admittedly had some grime on his face.
While Andy was still paying for his groceries, the young girl and her mother came up to him.
As they continued to leave, Andy noticed the mother point at him. “That is why you need to stay in school,” she quietly reminded her daughter.
Wow. Andy, who is locked into his sweetheart Jenna and a committed dad to his child, had a few unforgiving words for the basic lady. On Facebook, he wrote her an open letter in which he explained why it is wrong to judge a book by its cover.
They were unaware of the numerous aspects of Andy.
“I had a very informative conversation with a mother and her daughter today. As I visited the store coming back from work, a young lady began looking at me. I am aware that when they see someone as filthy as I was, children are interested. While I was making my purchases, they suddenly appeared in front of me.
As she continued to do so, the child’s mother told her to stop staring.
I overheard her mother saying to her daughter, “This is why you need to stay in school,” as they left the room.
I thought this would be a great time to instruct this mother and her 7-1/2-year-old daughter.
The following is our conversation: First and foremost, I am a filthy man with a high education. I also have a bachelor’s degree, several medical certificates, and a high school diploma.
Therefore, it is rather foolish to assume based on my appearance that I am uneducated.
“Second, on the off chance that you advise your little girl to remain in school since I have tattoos all over my arms, this will smother her innovativeness and block her creative mind as she develops.”
“Once more, your point is incomprehensible, ma’am. I’m satisfied with the tattoos and fine art that Forrest Bateman made for me.
It is a representation of my nation’s patriotism and my service as special operations medic during multiple combat tours.
“At long last, on the off chance that you’re alluding to the cap I’m wearing since it incorporates an elk, you may not fathom what I’m talking about.”
“As a co-owner of Evergreen State Outdoors, I am proud to own a company in the outdoor industry and to support my rights to responsibly own a firearm and hunt,” he states.
“I, at last, chose to work in the development business. I am happy to be a part of America’s development, and I enjoy my work every day.
“I attempted work area work after leaving the military, yet it wasn’t really for me.
I enjoy being outside and doing manual labor. Thusly, it is inescapable to be messy for a few days. I can easily support my family thanks to my nice income and benefits. Thus, my appearance doesn’t have anything to do with my insight or quest for advanced education.
I sent them a brief message to say goodbye: Have a decent day and do whatever it takes not to sentence individuals before getting to know them.”