"Born Worker"

by Gary Soto

Jose was born a worker

They say jose was born with a ring of dirt around neck, grime under his finger nails, and skin calloused from the grainy twist of a shovel. They say his palms were already from the time he was three, and soon after he learned his primary colors, his squint was the squint of an aged laborer. They said he was a born worker. the story is about Jose and his cousin Arnie and they start a buisness.


Jose delt with many conflicts throughout the story, one example is how his cousin arnie was a rich jerk and let the old man fall and arnie wanted to leave him there. another one is when the cops asked what happened arnie totally took advantage