Rude Mom Mocks ‘Dirty’ Man At Store Only To Be Shut Up Moment He Unveils His True Identity
Kristin Danley 6/6/2018
Entrepreneur Andy Ross never knows what each day will bring. The veteran owns a hunting business and works construction, both positions that keep him on his toes.
One day when he stopped by the store to grab a few things after work, he caught a little girl staring at him while standing in the checkout line. Andy had been hard at work and was quite dirty, so he assumed the little girl was curious about his appearance.
The little girl's mom told her to stop staring and resumed checking out her groceries. But as they headed toward the exit to leave, Andy overheard the mom say something appalling about him to her daughter.
"That is why you need to stay in school."
Instead of ignoring the barb the mom tossed at him and overlooking how she just put him down in front of her little girl, he decided to intervene. Andy took a second and informed the mom that he happened to be a "very educated dirty man."
He possesses not just a high school degree, but a college degree and numerous medical certifications. He also co-owns a business called Evergreen State Outdoors.
"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."
Andy also explained that despite his extensive education and business ownership, he willingly chose to work in the construction industry because he just isn't suited for a desk job. He loves working with his hands and being outdoors instead.
"I am proud to say that I am a part of building America and I enjoy my job every day. 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."
Then, as the mom stood there flabbergasted, Andy told them to "Have a good day and try not to judge people before you know anything about them." The final phrase he said to them was icing on the cake.
"Good luck with her little girl."
Andy felt compelled to share his encounter with others, so he took to social media. He posted a picture of himself all dirty from a hard day's work and shared the following observations from their brief but blunt conversation:
1 - Don't judge people at first glance.
2 - Do what you love and enjoy and it's never work.
3 - Blue collar jobs are the best jobs. They can pay great and it doesn't always come with a price tag.
4 - Education is important, 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 (expletive) parent who raises their kids to be an (expletive).
7 - When attempting to insult someone's intelligence and education level, don't allow yourself to be out educated by said dirty man.
8 - I need a shower.
It's a shame that this mom felt she needed to belittle and degrade a hard-working individual in front of her daughter, but kuddos to Andy for speaking up and defending himself. It takes a special type of person to serve in the Armed Forces and Andy is one of those veterans who was blessed to return home safely and carve out a productive life for himself.