After a heavy snow last night, I got up early to look around the area, to see how things look with a blank, white slate. In doing so, I met a Thai family trudging through the snow. I walked with them for a while and when they turned to walk into their apartment complex, I assumed this was goodbye...for what reasoned person would allow a total stranger into their home.
To my surprise the guardian of the bunch looked at me confused, like why wouldn't I want to come out of the snow and into a warm place. I guess that's eastern hospitality. So, I followed them in, sat down and talked for a while despite the communication gap. They told me they were refugees from a dangerous city in Thailand and came to Utah in search of a better life. As I had to leave for another assignment, they told me to come back and visit any time. I turned around as I walked out the door, and there they were, with wide smiles, wishing me a good day.
This guy is quite different from the friendly Thais. He was in the State Capitol lobbying representatives to support "Minuteman" issues. These guys basically want citizens to patrol the borders to keep out immigrants. He had the whole getup, the hat, a Ron Paul pin, camo, and big boots. The only thing I did see but expected were shotguns.