You wake up feeling wonderful, you had a good night and you feel happy and expectant about your day.
You are not feeling tired like other days and you know deep inside of you that this could be a wonderful day.
You wear your best coat and leave your home to conquer the world, you even see your street and the people walking around you under a different light. You are even smiling, but suddenly, a bus passing right in front of you splashes the water of a dirty puddle all over you, now your precious coat looks like rubbish and you just want to vanish into the centre of the earth.
You go back to your home and quickly fetch the fist garments you find in your closet. Obviously, you get to your job late and, a furious boss asks you to present him the reports he has been asking you for since last week, just to find a ton of mistakes in them, so you are obliged to do them again. Continue reading →
“What was the point of it? Everybody come here to dump their rubbish and I just have to spend hours cleaning this place. I have tried to put ads everywhere and I cannot make them see the importance of keeping this place clean and free of filth and rats. “
That’s what a neighbour used to repeat every day a few years ago. He cleaned every day an abandoned corner lot near his house. People usually dumped bags with rubbish at night and he cleaned it every morning, he was fed up with it. Continue reading →
I was feeling calmed and relaxed as usual when suddenly I found a friend whose favourite hobby is watching the news channel. In just five minutes into the conversation he had given me the main headlines of the day and they were all appalling, bad news about tragedies, accidents, frauds, assassinations and so on.
I was amazed of the amount of terrible incidents in just one night, and how my friend was able to update me with the last news in just a few minutes. When he finished his “report” I asked him the practical application of that knowledge. I swear I didn’t ask that in with a bad intention. I was just surprised with his “eagerness” to learn every detail of every note, I haven’t met anyone with a better memory for details than him. Not even in my years into the radio and TV business. Continue reading →
I was searching for a waste container to put some boxes I had in my hand yesterday. Not an easy task by the way, authorities asks us not to drop litter in the street but they do not put rubbish bins so we can comply. Well the thing is that when I finally found a waste deposit I could see how people had brought all kinds of things and dumped them there.
That made me think that we all have too much mental waste in our heads and sometimes we dump it in the less appropriate place: in the mind of other people. Continue reading →