I wish to share a rare experience I recently had with an individual in
What made it so rare, in this world today we see our young men and women
acting as if they just came out of a bottle of gin, half-dressed like they
were popped out of a leaf shredder, doped out of their mind, showing no
respect to anyone and smell like they just crawled out of a garbage dump. It
appears their main goal in life is to see how stupid they can look, and
remind us "old fogies" this is their generation so leave them alone.
This person is working at Cushman Paint and Body Shop on Washington Road in
Evans. When I was greeted by this young man, Brandon Cushman, I thought this
guy is not real. He was well-dressed, neat haircut, showed the most
professional attitude of any person I have ever met. The more I talked to
this young man the more I respected him. It was yes sir, no sir and he went
out of his way to help me with my problem.
When he saw I had a Purple Heart tag on my truck, he wanted to know in what
conflict I was wounded (Korea). He then informed me his dad had served in
Vietnam (Marines). He said he wanted to thank me for the service I gave to
my country. He stated he prayed for our service members everyday. Throughout
the time my truck was being repaired by this shop he made sure I knew about
any changes, price, material, labor or whatever. There were no surprises
when the time came to pay up for this outstanding job.
I guess what impressed me the most was when I picked up the truck. As I was
about to leave, we got into a conversation about the upcoming presidential
election. I was amazed with his knowledge and the way he presented his views
on different things. To find a young man so dedicated to his job and beliefs
was something you will not find today. All I can say if you need body work
on your vehicle, drop by and meet this fine young man. Even if you take your
vehicle somewhere else for repair, your day will be enriched by just talking
I would like to give this young man, and his parents, a well-deserved "thank
you" and wish him the very best in life.
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