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the simple life

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thursday, August 04, 2005


Above all else, it hurts to be ignored.

Like you're not there. Invisible Wallpaper in a Different Dimension.

Today, desperate Indian lady asks Chinese lady to buy tissue. Chinese lady totally ignores her. She swerves her body out of the way, like you would a crazed dog, an insurance agent.

Yesterday, colleague told me that his email to an ex-colleague for a job opportunity remained unanswered. Not even a keep in view note or a polite "keep you informed". A wall of silence.

More than once, I hold the lift for someone. Keeping the door open and making sure people get in safely. Many ignore your act of kindness. No smile. No thank you. No nothing.

Everyday, the cleaners, the security guards, the ones who work the longest hours and get the lowest pay, are ignored. No hellos. No thank yous. No "how is it going".

Of course, on the blogs, writers have no comments from the readers.


At 8/05/2005 01:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey hey.... isn't there one at least? Better not to expect la sir.... I have gotten used to it anyway.. heh heh.....

S Tan

At 8/06/2005 01:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with S Tan. I take my blog as a venue for airing my thoughts when i can't communicate with humans. ;p

Good luck for yr word epic challenge! Your neighbourhood friendly cat


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