The boy in the shop

The boy in the shop is there with his parents.

Parents who are immigrants from Vietnam, they are here for opportunity and to have a better life.

The boy in the shop comes there right after he finishes his school day.

He works on his homework at the unoccupied manicure table.

The boy in the shop spends his summer days, long summer days there.

He plays on his video game or watches movies in the back room.

The boy in the shop watches the ladies come in and now greets us by saying ,”hi” and “pick your color”.

The boy in the shop spends his weekends there from 8:00am to 8:00pm now he is able to take the cash or run the credit card machine.

The boy in the shop is now 12.  He has been coming to the shop with his parents for over 8 years.   He hears the customers say , ” I knew you when you were this big” (as they measure their hand to their waist).

The boy in the shop is here with his parents, here in America for a better life!!

 

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The boy in the shop

One thought on “The boy in the shop

  1. How interesting it must be to watch this little guy grow! I like the spin on immigration. So true….that’s what I love about our country! Oh, and your word and phrase choices..unoccupied manicure table. Such an image. And, people measuring their hand to their waist. I can really picture that!!! Great slice!!

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