This is sad and awkward to write about. Friday we were shopping at the mall in Grand Rapids. Henry’s birthday is coming and since he loves books so much I found two that I knew he would appreciate. At the checkout I swiped my credit card and then asked the clerk if she wanted to see it. “No thanks”, she responded, “you look like a nice person and not someone trying to get away with something.” Guess it’s good to not look like a criminal.
Now for the sadness and contrast which I felt this morning after reading an article from the New York Times about Charles Blow’s son. Charles Blow is a writer for the Times.
Did you read what happened to him? How sad that some parents have to prepare their children for a walk home from the college library or out in the general public. . . all because of how they look. Will some of these children in this picture need “training” because of how they look? I didn’t look like a criminal in public on Friday, but others did that day.
Wouldn’t it be nice if this blog post were about Enfuselle, Shaklee’s product for healthy skin, which is what I was intending to write about this week. Although Enfuselle is great for the skin, it can’t handle this skin problem.