A few days ago, I received an interesting email from my masseuse, Pam. She has been giving some serious thought about her future and has come up with a possible new direction. Here’s what she said:
“Yesterday I went to apply for a sewing class and I will start sewing lessons on the 1st of the next month for two months — October and November.
I make the decision learn sewing because it was during the Covid-19 virus outbreak and it is hard to find work. So I decided to go to learn sewing for the future. I will have the knowledge and when I have finish learn and then I hope it will be easier to find a job.
I thank you very much that you have keep sent me money every month. You had help me very much and I hope you will continue to support me the same you help me every month during I have learn sowing please. Thank you very much again.”
In other words, she wants me to keep helping out during the two months she is learning the finer points of embroidering. Not a problem. I admire people who are trying to improve their lives and quickly responded that I would support her for four more months, through the holidays and into January. I even volunteered to pay for the class (which is expensive by Thai standards).
Pam was very appreciative.
Now, maybe this idea will work out, maybe not. There are of course no guarantees, especially in this country. But I’m proud of Pam regardless.