I got this from the internet it is not my own but I taught it made good reading. So I had a fascinating “educational” conversation with a woman and her daughter today. As I entered the store before I got home, a little girl kept staring at me. Which is fine I know that kids are curious when they see someone, especially as dirty as I was. They ended up in front of me as I was checking out. The little girl still staring, her mother told her to stop staring. As they finished and headed towards the door, I hear her mom say quietly to the little girl “that is why you need to stay in school.” I figured this was a great time to educate this mother and her 7/8-year-old daughter. The following is our conversation:
First, I happen to be a very educated dirty man. I not only have a high school diploma, but I also have a college degree and many medical certifications. So assuming that I am uneducated because of my appearance is entirely 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 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.
Third, if you’re referring that statement to the hat (not featured) I’m wearing because it features an elk, you might not understand it. I happen to co-own Evergreen State Outdoors and am proud to own an outdoors company and support my rights to hunt and responsibly be a gun owner.
Finally, I chose to work in construction industry. I am proud to say that I am apart of building America and I enjoy my job every day. 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 I can provide for my family without issue. So my appearance reflects nothing to do with my level of intelligence or pursuing a higher degree of education.
I left the two with a simple final statement of “have a good day and try not to judge people before you know anything about them. Good luck with her little girl.”
Today’s lesson for the day:
1- don’t judge people at first glance.
2-Unless you do what you love and enjoy, and it will never work.
3-blue collar jobs are the best jobs. They can pay, and it doesn’t always come with a price tag.
4-education is essential, but college doesn’t guarantee you anything.
5- experience, hard work, and dedication allow you to be successful in your career path.
6-don’t be an asshole parent who raises their kids to be an asshole.
7- when attempting to insult someone’s intelligence and education level, don’t allow yourself to “be out educated” by said the dirty man.
8- I need a shower.
Ross’s post was shared around 300,000 times. In the comments, people have shared their own experiences.
“Had this happen to me today,” wrote one man. “Little do people know, dirty or not, I still make six figures and love what I do.”
“I came home filthy every day and made a good living doing it,” added another. “I can say my best friends wore the same dirt I did.”
Ross tells Mamamia that it’s come as a “complete surprise” to have so many people share his post.
“I never planned on having people share it, but once a friend of mine had asked, I figured why not,” he explains.
“Since then, the outreach and support for blue-collar workers have been incredible!
“I love to see other people share it and I try to read their comments about how it has impacted them. It’s truly an honour and a very humbling experience.”

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