I went to a gathering last Friday to celebrate the promotion of some of my former colleagues. Free food and free booze but strange enough, the turn out was poor. But it was still a good gathering, sort of like a reunion for all the former slaves of one of my former employers.
One person who turned up was one of my former managers. From what I heard, he has been very successful since leaving our former employer. And when I mean successful, I am talking about making millions. While everyone was quite dressed for the occasion, he was the most casual of the lot. I went over the say hello…
“Heyyy zewt. Don’t call me boss, not your boss anymore”
“You’re still boss, a very successful one I heard. How are you doing?”
“I’ve been taking things easy. Been really tired working so hard for so long. I need to take it easy”
“That’s a luxury not many of us have. Most of us can't afford to take it easy yet”
At this point, he said something that really hit me…
“Can… as long as you don’t mind a smaller house and smaller car, you can take it easy right now”
Of course, “a smaller house and smaller car” can be a metaphor for a lot of things, the things you so desire. So the question is… can you take it easy? I am trying to.
On a totally unrelated note, I saw a very large demonstration by the employees of a certain bank last Saturday along Jalan Sultan Ismail. A quick check round the blogs revealed that such demonstrations have been happening around the country. Did the mainstream media report this? Do a quick google for “bank rampas bonus kami” and you will know which bank is that.