You and Me

You ask me if I am doing this because I didn't get any other job
You ask me if I like being sadistic and screwing my own career
You politely tell me that recession has affected a lot of people and all of them did find other jobs after a while, and you look pointedly at me
You ask me what my salary was four years back, what my salary was two years back and what my salary is now. I answer politely.
You wonder rather loudly if my chidlren's futures aren't doomed anyway
You ask me HOW i can see any kind of change happening in two years when no significant change has happened in 64 years.
You ask me how me, a compulsive pessismist, can be so optimistic about the lives of random children who would have ended up being criminals anyway
You say with a smirk, "well they would have been terrorists without you, now they will be small time criminals. big difference"
You tell me that my influence can never be so great that it will make the 7 hours that i spend with the children more important than the 17 hours they spend at home with abusive parents in broken homes, living in penury, listening to bad language and looking at people doing terrible things
Me?
I smile and say Sorry and Thank you.
Sorry for you that you can't see what I see
Sorry that you are positive about things like getting a raise, getting an auto, getting a pretty spouse but not positive about what I am extremely positive about
Sorry that you think I am a loser.
and Thank you.
A million times
Because this conversation just makes my resolve stronger
Makes me feel more positive
Makes me want to work so much harder to give my all to these children
Makes me want to work my posterior off, send my kids to college, come back to you in another 6 years and say "in your face bugger"
Makes me want to work harder, just so I can prove you wrong. (I know. I am cheap. And even if I fail I will know that I have tried)
Which wise man first discovered reverse psychology?
R.E.S.P.E.C.T Sir
:)

2 comments:

Hmm...
dai...what's the update?

Haven't heard from you in ages and a post like this makes me wonder if there was any big update that I missed :P

Do what you love. F@(# the rest.

September 19, 2011 at 9:22 PM  

Hi. I really enjoyed my brief visit on your site and I’ll be sure to be back for more.
Can I contact you through email address?

Please email me back.

Thanks!
Kevin
kevincollins1011 gmail.com

October 28, 2014 at 5:01 PM  

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