Helping Poor Mr Shirazi
by: Cristian Saileanu
An Iranian family (the Shirazis), freshly immigrated to California, befriends a normal, regular American family (the Jennings). Since the newly arrived family is not exactly flush with money, the Jennings frequently discuss their intention of helping the Shirazis. Alas, they just don’t know how… In the meantime, though… it is poor Mr. Shirazi who, time and again, comes to the aid of his wealthier friends.
And if this story is sad, it’s only because life itself is more so.