Never Judge a Man by His Vocation

Garbage Man Learns Irish Language

When you think of your garbage man, you probably wouldn’t think of someone that studies foreign languages in their spare time. That’s because we profile people and come up with our own stereotypes. It’s sad, but we all do it. Here’s a great story of NYC Sanitation Worker Ed Shevlin and his passion for speaking the native tongue of the Emerald Isle.

I was reminded of this when I saw the NY Sanitation Department marching through the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Ed Shevlin Polishes His Irish While Collecting the Trash

Ed Shevlin, a city garbage collector, studies the Irish language and culture — and polishes his conversation skills with Irish speakers along his route in Queens.
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