I had formal schooling, but most of the materials I am posting are from the “Lan Na Bay Tekkatho” (“University of Life”).
Met Barbers, Cab Drivers and Say Sayas who turned out to be good story tellers.
Ko Thet was a neighbor of Mintha Yoyogyi Zeya. He was a barber. He also had cameo appearances in some movies.
There were several barbers at the “Pinky San Tha” (hair salon). My uncle U Win Tin would wait for his favorite barber. It was probably an early lesson in Customer Relationship Management.
The bad traffic in Yangon can be tolerated if the Cab Driver is a good conversationalist. One young driver lamented about the decline of moral values, and wished the reintroduction of Ethics in the present curriculum.
A Say Saya is a medical practitioner in indigenous medicine.
I visited an old dhamma friend, who had an indigenous clinic that was manned by a former monk (Dhammacariya and a good speaker).
One Say Saya was a member of the Burma Communist Party (BCP). He went underground with his spouse. He returned to the legal fold. Sad to say, his spouse married his former boss and remained underground for a long time.