What Gerardo taught me while waiting in line

Gerardo is one of my favorite window washers. He works the long lines at the garita between Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, Sonora.

Gerardo is a window washer. He works the line of cars each night at the “garita” as commuters make their way back into the United States from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. I cross about three times a week and expect to see him there, rain or shine.

When the line is long and cars are moving at a snail’s pace, Gerardo shines. He directs traffic with his loud voice, long arms, and piercing…

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Abraham Villarreal

Abraham Villarreal

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.