His name was Li. I was sure he had a full name but he refused to mention it. As a deliveryman wearing Santa costume, his SoP required him to smile to people. Surprisingly, he said to my guide, “I hate this job. I don’t celebrate Christmas but I make money out of it. I think everyone should give money in Christmas and not making money.”
“Unlike many people here, I wish to return to the South. But life is more difficult there,” Li referred to rural areas of Canton (no, he refused to replace it with Guangdong) as home.
When will you return home, I asked. “I don’t know. Maybe two or three more Christmas,” he smiled, bitterly.
Be grateful and Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday everyone!