Andres is describing all the jobs he’s had over the 25 years he’s been in Chicago. His daughter Michelle has already explained what he intended to do with the money he was hoping to raise.
You know the crazy thing about America? When you swim in the Rio Grande to come to Chicago, to come to America, you come with a lot of ideas. A lot of hope to make a lot of money. You think, It’s America! I mean, everybody thinks America is the glory, God is there, you made it to America you gonna be rich now, you not gonna be poor any more. So you come with the idea, and you work. It doesn’t matter what kind of job they give you, you take it, because you have the idea that you’re gonna make more dollars and more dollars. That’s why a lot of people like myself, you give me job shoveling the snow and I’ll do it, ‘cause you pay me five dollars. That’s why I come here, with the idea of making a lot of money.
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