Monday, August 29, 2016

Journal Two by Ben


    To introduce myself my name is Ben and I this is my second year here at OSUM, and I like to read. Most of the time I would rather be spending time being alone reading a good book rather than being around people, and talking about myself is certainly not one of my strengths. I do not have a favorite book but I like to read science fiction books. An interesting fact is that I also read very fast. 

     The profile that meant the most to me was Lawrence W. Davis, the man who worked as a Pullman Porter. The reason that it meant the most to me was that his occupation was to serve people, he was paid to help people enjoy their travels on Pullman trains. However even when he was only there to help people not everyone could share the same decency to him as Pullman Porters often had to contend with ungrateful passengers who thought ill of them even when they were there to serve. The sad part is that some people are still like that today, people can be unbelievably rude to the people who's job is to serve you, to bring you your food at a restaurant or something similar. We at least owe them the decency to treat them as human beings as well, and to be understanding and not blame them if something goes wrong.  


  1. I also think it is a little weird how people can be rude or disrespectful to people who are trying to help them; even if they make a mistake their original purpose was to help. I believe it's a mentality we have grown with, accustomed to being ungrateful. It's almost as if people forget that the people helping them are also human beings first. It is a weird thing to think just in general about the way people are.

  2. I agree with your point on how people can be rude to those who serve them. I work at a restaurant, and I have experienced working with people who can be disrespectful at times, even if you do not do anything wrong. I think this has a lot to do with the way people are raised. My family always taught me to be respectful, which is something I am very proud about.


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