A wonderful read on letting go of ego in order to fight negative stereotypes.
As a retired guy trying to get by on social security, I welcome offers from friends to help them occasionally on painting jobs. My “expertise” accumulated over many years as a painting contractor fits hand-in-glove to their need for experienced casual labor. Such has been the case over the past few days.
The client on this most recent endeavor is an extremely pleasant woman whose gift for gab is obviously a plus in her customer service business. Quick to smile, offering us egg rolls for lunch, and helping as much as possible, this lady talks easily about her adventure in life. Born in Vietnam, lived in Saigon, she remembers the Vietnam War and shows by her attitude her delight in being American.
Yes, she is American, just as I am. There was a time during the height of the War when I uncharitably would have tacked on more adjectives to…
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