Chapter 2:
Ukuleles and Leis

It’s hard to tune a ukulele when you’re being whipped on the back with a bullwhip. Just as you’re about to get two strings in tune…plunk-plunk… plunk-plunk…KA-RACK!, the whip hits you on your back, and the guard yells for you to hurry up.

I wasn’t very good at making or tuning ukuleles, so they moved me to the lei-making department. (A lei is a Hawaiian necklace of flowers. You may say that you already knew that, but I don’t think you did.)

But it was the same thing there. Just as you’re trying to decide between two orchids, KA-RACK!, YOWW!!

If people knew that leis were made under such horrific conditions, they might not buy them. Every time I see a photo of a smiling tourist wearing a lei, it makes me sick to me stomach.

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Chapter 1:
Ukuleles and Leis

It’s hard to tune a ukulele when you’re being whipped on the back with a bullwhip. Just as you’re about to get two strings in tune…plunk-plunk… plunk-plunk…KA-RACK!, the whip hits you on your back, and the guard yells for you to hurry up.

I wasn’t very good at making or tuning ukuleles, so they moved me to the lei-making department. (A lei is a Hawaiian necklace of flowers. You may say that you already knew that, but I don’t think you did.)

But it was the same thing there. Just as you’re trying to decide between two orchids, KA-RACK!, YOWW!!

If people knew that leis were made under such horrific conditions, they might not buy them. Every time I see a photo of a smiling tourist wearing a lei, it makes me sick to me stomach.