Sometimes I sit in places and act invisible, not because I want to be alone but to make sure am in the right place at that particular time. Though mostly to find out what people think about certain things. So there is this place I usually get from lunch at campus, it is one of those you won’t find in the “1st class citizens” – rich people’s kids or “rich kids” and the attitude kind. It is an open kafunda. Enough of the bluh bluh………… This kafunda attracts a large number of the non-teaching staff that is; secretaries, cleaners, students etc etc. If you have read Houseboy, am about to sound like Ferdinand Oyono, “these black, yellow, light and brown ladies and gentlemen gather not only to feed the parasites in their intestines but to ‘trash talk’ their bosses. Yes, it is sad and disappointing that we always make others apart of our recreation time. What a muganda would call “lugambo”. The worst thing is that today it was a man, guys! A MAN! was the one leading the conversation.
As an employee, you may have a bad employer but hey, you have better things to do than go trashing them in public. This is a place where several students come have lunch from. What if you the boss you are trashing is his or her parent? What would you do if that student reported to their parent? This isn’t just about these rude employees but all of us. If someone hurt you, you should find a better way of letting it out than making it a public issue.
I looked at these employees and cried for them. I cried for the way they were being treated though cried much how they were letting out this information. In the loudest tones, clapping, laughing, parting each other’s back and many other uncoth things as if this would add more years to their life. Lets just learn where to hold certain conversations and how to communicate them.
Sorryamabouttostartthisbloginthemostuncothway. But what gets in people’s heads when they assume an office? The arrogance these guys sitting in public offices is so overrated. You got employed, probably walked around looking for a job and they were nice to you. Why can’t you be good to others? Okay, let’s say you found a few rotten tomatoes that were rude to you and made you feel unlucky, are you paying back for what happened to you? Why live in the past yet your future is all around you? I do not know if this happens in Uganda only but it is too much.
Leaving the job issue aside, sometimes it may be help you need from a person in power or in charge of an issue yet the response you get is enough to scare you off. Why are some people so rude to even persons they have never met? I mean you arejust meeting this lady or gentleman for the first time, wherefore be rude? No man is an highland. Today it may be you but tomorrow is for another just be careful with how you treat the people around you. You can not be nice to everyone but try to be kind. It doesn’t hurt.
I will not blame all this on the bosses. Once in a while, one may approach you in unappropriate way. What do you do? When you realize someone just made a mistake what do you do? Today it occurred to me that I pronounced “slogan” as “slagon”. She(my friend) knew I was not articulating it well but kept me in that game of “I want to make sure I heard right” and at the end of the whole thing I realized I was wrong. I didn’t feel bad till she made it a laughing thing for sometime. Anyway it happens. To cut it short. I would have preferred for her to correct me and move on. You might be wondering why this has come in. >>>> This made me think of how we treat people at times. Do not do things according to what you feel is right to you, things that will make you happy because you suppose you have a right. Each time you are about to do something think about it.
Just like we find these “bosses” in offices and they treat us rudely yet we have barely done nothing. You may have looked ignorant to him/her though he has got no right to treat you rudely. Learn to relate with people be it your family, friends, classmates and strangers. You may take it lightly although some people take it serious and carry it on for revenge. Otherwise have a goodnight.
“Post an old photo of you” ………… Am uploading one of those pictures I took when what I would not want to call “fat”, okay a time in my life when I had way too much flesh. Haha!!! Everyone kept asking “what are you eating?” The vice versa qtn is when I lost weight.