What Gerardo taught me while waiting in line

Abraham Villarreal
3 min readApr 2, 2022
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…

Abraham Villarreal

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