I used to have a part-time job when I was still a modern slave in one of those big glamorous firms. I was an “escort”. Yeah, it wasn’t exactly a glamorous thing to do but I had to do it. I mean… the girls wanted it anyway. So during those nights… when I am needed… when those girls are alone… I have to escort them to their cars. What were you thinking?
Yeah, during those times, when me and my colleagues all worked till the wee hours of the morning, guys are the designated escorts. Of course, escort service only provided till the doorstep of the car.
Anyway, such service is vital to avoid any unwanted incidents. There were incidents of snatch thefts and one particular incident where a manager was actually slashed repeatedly. So, the presence of a guy is believed to bring about an increase sense of security… keep our female colleagues safe from such petty crimes.
So… working late is hazardous because it exposes oneself to potential snatch thefts and other unwanted incidents. Whose fault it is? As I ponder upon this point… I am of the zewtpinion that it’s… your fault! Yeah… you!... the modern slave who’s reading this entry. No, no, no… I am not talking about working late which gives rise to opportunity for those criminals to strike… I am talking about you contributing to the population of such criminals.
How so? Let me tell you why…
Because you work late everyday, you are doing more than what you were supposed to do.
Because you’re doing more than what you’re supposed to do, your company is not required to employ an additional person to do that extra work.
Because your company is not required to employ an additional person, someone somewhere out there is deprived of a job.
Because someone somewhere out there is deprived of a job, he or she is jobless and is desperate to make a living.
Because they are desperate, they develop the tendency to resort to petty crime and turn into a snatch thief.
Because they turn into snatch thieves, they commit such crime to you or your father or your mother or your sister or your brother or your boyfriend’s sister’s friend’s fling.
Because those people got snatched, they come to you for a new wallet or handphone or i-Pod.
Because they come to you for a new wallet or handphone or i-Pod, you need to work harder to make more money.
Because you need to work harder you most probably end up working even later.
Because you work even later, another fella is deprived of a job.
Hmm… I guess the process never ends… so, do you know whose fault it is that we are having so many snatch thieves around?