Kind Father Teaches Son on Why We Should Be More Understanding of Foreign Workers
Asian countries are seeing more and more foreign workers by the year, but us locals still have yet to come to being understanding of their feelings, especially when it comes to how they smell after a long work day.
So, to help cultivate a sense of compassion and consideration in his son, a Singaporean father, Calvin Soh took to his Facebook page, Father and son to showcase a series of comics he created in hopes of helping his son better understand how foreign workers feel when we shun them because of their smell.
He captioned the posting with, “What to tell your children if they say this.”
“Dad, can I not sit there? He smells,” Calvin’s son had told him, pointing to the empty space next to where the foreign worker was sitting.
He then proceeded to explain to his son that the smell comes after 14 hours of hard work a day, for a job that nobody else would take and that the worker probably had to pay a dubious agent in order to find work in Singapore.
Calvin also spoke of the foreign worker’s family, saying, “He smells of someone who misses his family. Who would see his child every two years,”
“And he’s probably aware people think he smells.”
But most importantly, he reminded all of us that just because we’re born comfortably into a country, does not mean that we’re entitled to the land since we probably started out there just the same way they did.
“In fact, he probably smells like your great grandfather when he first came to Singapore.”
Calvin’s words are so wise that they should not only serve as a way to teach children how to be kind to these workers who put themselves through triple D (Dirty, Dangerous and Demeaning) jobs, but also as a reminder to adults on why we should be kinder to foreign workers.
And for those who still shun foreign workers for their smell, I suggest taking a day in their shoes and actually doing the work they do for the sake of experience. I dare ya, I double dare ya.
Calvin’s posting has since garnered over 3,000 shares.
Thank you, Calvin, for reminding us to be humble.
Also read: Bangladeshis Tip Grab Driver RM50 After 3 Others Refused to Pick Them Up Because They Were “Smelly”
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About PM’s PEMERKASA Announcement
Earlier this evening, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin held a press conference to announce the new special aid package, named ‘PEMERKASA’....
PEMERKASA: Govt To Increase Allowance Limit For OKU Workers From RM1,200 To RM1,500
In today’s live broadcast by Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, he announced that the government has agreed to increase...
PEMERKASA: Local SMEs To Receive RM1,000 Monetary Aid To Resume Operations
In today’s live broadcast by the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, he announced monetary aid to help small and medium...
PEMERKASA: RM500 One-off Aid For B40 Individuals Who Lost Their Income
In today’s live broadcast by the prime minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, he announced a monetary initiative to help those who...
Popular Massage Parlour in Subang Jaya Raided By Police Officers During Ops Noda
On 13 March, a team of police from Subang Jaya’s D7 BSJD Branch has carried out a raid on a...
Lazada Turns 9 & They’re Launching The New ‘Lazada Bonus’ Feature Plus a Line-up of Surprises This March!
Having served the Malaysian online shopping community since 2012, Lazada celebrates its 9th anniversary this year with a new ‘Lazada...
Here’s How M’sians Can Show Their Skin Some Love & Achieve Their Skincare Goals By CNY
According to facial Feng Shui beliefs, clear and smooth skin is reflective of good intentions and smooth sailing for the...
MCO: Here’s How These M’sians Managed To Thrive & Sell 6,000-8,000kg of Produce a Month Thanks To Lazada
Just a few days ago, it was announced that the MCO will be reinstated and enforced on all states except...