The mother of all discords

by mott on November 3, 2015

Alas! My father had lamented. What a complete waste!

The cruel irony of being a mother. The wasting of the university degree.

I speak for those, who chose to leave their jobs and careers to focus on their upbringing of their children. And, trust me, I have spoken to many. They are engineers, lawyers, bankers, midwives, doctors, pharmacists…so on and so forth, as the list grows.

Clever human beings, that potential employers seem to think the brains have turned to mush, after 10 years of dealing with said same mush. I find that cruel, repugnant and perplexing. How is that, mothers are not employable within the same industry, after taking some years off to nurture some human beings.

Surely, we have the brain capacity to catch up where we left off? Surely, it’s like riding a bicycle.. one never forgets.

And yet, the mothers I talk to, droop their heads a little, as they talk about pursuing a job that has no relevance to their tertiary accomplishments.

These are clever human beings. Smart. Savvy. Crazy brilliant multi-taskers.

My father was right.

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by mott on November 2, 2015

Well.. I just was watching a vlogger’s new video on being late. As in, late for meetings. With friends.

You would think if one was late for a meeting with good friends, it is excusable.

But, no. I don’ think so. I never liked being late, for anyone whoever they are.

I find it tardy, disorganised and plain rude.

I said it.

Now, I’m not one who easily points fingers and says, “OHHHH! YOU ARE A BAD PERSON! YOU’RE SO LATE!”, because I do get it. There is the traffic to consider. There is also the parking to consider. Then, let’s not forget the time to walk to the meeting point.

I’m ok with 5-15 minutes delay, to take care of all those factors. But, I’m not ok, if you suddenly call and say you will be late, because.. someone just shit in their pants, in the house. Which means, you haven’t even bothered, to leave at a proper time, because that would have meant that someone had shat in their pants in the car, on your way over here.

I’ve had someone shitting all over the room, and I still made it in time. Because I had already had prepared to leave early. When lil Mr shat everywhere (is there such a word, SHAT?), I still had time to clean up (and scream blue murder), and leave with just enough time to get there ON TIME! So, please… don’t use the someone just shat, vomitted, pee-ed or whatever.

And the other thing… when you are late, it’s not only that you are inconsiderate. But you have also stolen time. As you know, time can never be brought back. You have stolen time that you and your friend could have had. Laughs and giggles that would have had happened, if  you were on time.

But, nope. Sorry. That’s gone. Because no friend will be happy to see you when you’re 1/2 hour late, because that means they would have to leave soon.

Excuse the rant.


That’s all.

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