Sunday, April 08, 2007

sitting it out

I have never been on leave this long (the sick leave I took some years back does not count). I have not been in the office since 9 Mar and dont expect to be back there before 19 Mar. Granted the leave has been forced by unavoidable circumstances, but it is still leave in the sense that I do not have to wake up in the morning, go anywhere, do anything or even do nothing. I am totally free. I have not been feeling useless, bored or looking forward to going back to work. Actually, I am not even not looking forward to going back to work, I am more or less indifferent to the whole work thing, I am neither scared of all the stuff that has been accumulating during my absence or looking forward to the sense of purpose that comes with a job. I guess all this comes from the fact that I have been working in the same place for nearly four years now. Four years is a long time, it is the same amount of time I spent in campo and high school and half the amount of time I spent in primo. If I compare four years in high school and campo to four years with my current employer I find the latter four years to be less significant and a jamaa really needs to think about if this contractual relationship ought to be terminated, should be maintained as is or a jamaa should change the way he does things to get more out of the relationship. Perhaps, a jamaa should get a mortgage and/or get married or have a baby and then his priorities will change and having some cash at the end of the month will mean something totally different.

Anyway back to the lounging that I have been doing. I now know how it feels to be a kept man, to wake up in the morning (more like afte) and depending on the weather either watch some telly and listen to radio or take a bus ride to nowhere in particular (basically walk to bus stop and wait for a bus with the most exotic sounding destination and just take a ride), have lunch/dinner that someone else has cooked. In the past I have toyed around with the idea of slowing down in the next 5-10 years. Take up a teaching job somewhere, where I will only take 1 or 2 classes a sem so that I only have to work 2 or 3 days a week and spend the rest of my time doing nothing. I would always be broke but in return I would never get stressed, have to wake up befor sunrise, or work hard (other than marking of course). Now that would be the life. Why does a jamaa have to fight with his lazy nature he should instead embrace it and adapt his way of life around it.


Blogger Princess said...

Enjoy it while it lasts!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 7:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lecturing idea is straight after my own heart. Unlike you though, I would have no qualms about it. I think one should do the easiest and least time-consuming job one can find, with the highest pay. The rest of the time should be for living (read; lounging)

Monday, April 16, 2007 3:59:00 PM  

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