Samir was tall for his age. His three brothers and two sisters were also tall, but he was especially so. It meant he was an excellent goalkeeper, and more importantly, it meant he was useful in his father’s shop. Samir’s father had a small convenience store, with many high shelves. With Samir’s kind face, and gangly appearance, grandmothers particularly enjoyed asking this tall, young boy to assist them with the far-reaching items.