My secret sadness
by, 09-Jan-2014 at 22:28 (401 Views)
People may not think, expect, nor see it.
But I am sad.
Oh, not all the time by any means. Normally I can go about my day putting 120% into my work even though I get paid $8.00 an hour. Oh... people say what a hard worker they are all the time. So you think...
are you REALLY?
Yes. My father passed onto me a work ethic. (an insane one.) Break times are down to the second. We do not go to the bathroom on company time. We are loyal to a fault. Mother had a heart attack? Too bad. We will check into it after our shift is done.
Me... my dad.... we are the MAN.
When the ship is going down, women and children first. Me and my dad? We'll jump in the frigid water and take it....
...Like a man.
But.... sometimes.....just.... sometimes.... I need to be a boy.
It doesn't matter to the major corporations. It only matters who likes you. Who is willing to give you the chance, a big break.
...I am not lucky. I am the man that risks everything and gains nothing.
But there is a ray of light to the darkness. Everything I have done, every message, (even this dark one.) will most likely be saved in this era of information.
And I have done much. I will leave behind a message to this world long after my death.