This builder soon taught one mom a lesson after he overheard her slating him to her young daughter when out shopping.
As builder Andy Ross entered the shop, the judgemental mom turned to her daughter and said: “this is why you need to stay in school.” After clocking his tattoos and dirty appearance, the mom decided to pass judgement on the builder and used him as an example for her young daughter.
But, what she wasn’t expecting, was the response she got back from Andy.
From Washington, the builder actually has a university degree and holds several qualifications in medicine. Not only that, but the builder also served multiple combat tours working as a medic. And now, owns his own successful business.
But, the woman knew none of this, and judged Andy based on his appearance. So, he decided to fill her in.
Taking to Facebook, the builder described his conversation with the mom:
“First, I happen to be a very educated dirty man.”
“I not only have a high school diploma, I also have a college degree and many medical certifications.”
“So assuming that I am uneducated because of my appearance is actually quite ignorant in itself.”
“Secondly, if you are telling your daughter to stay in school because I have tattoos up and down my arms, that will actually suppress her creativity and potentially hinder her imagination as she develops. Again, contradictory to your point ma’am.”
“I am proud of my tattoos and artwork that Forrest Bateman put on my body. It’s a representation of my pride in my country and my service over multiple combat tours as a special operations medic.”
“Finally, I chose to work in a construction industry.”
“I am proud to say that I am apart of building America and I enjoy my job everyday.”
“I tried working a desk job when I got out of the service and it wasn’t for me, I enjoy working with my hands and being outdoors.”
“Subsequently, it comes with being dirty some days.”
“I make good money, have benefits, and am able to provide for my family without issue. So my appearance reflects nothing to do with my level of intelligence or pursuing a higher level of education.”
The builder then left the two with one final piece of advice: “have a good day and try not to judge people before you know anything about them.”
“Good luck with her little girl.”
But what do you lot think of this? Have you experienced anything similar? Does something need to be done to address this kind of judgement in the industry? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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