Whom To Keep as a Good Friend in Uncertain Times?

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Who to keep as a good friend in times of uncertainties?

Many times I wonder who my friend is really when things go rotten as they are now. Then I look back relaxed and who do I find? The watchman. Why him, the low paid, overworked, coffee cum postal delivery man? The reason is simple. He tells me what my neighbours are loading and off loading. How many trucks have come and gone and he also gives me the number plates of the truck in case I need the stock. I do not find this very interesting but I do appreciate the series, pat him on the back, go to have a cup off coffee and pas the information to my stores. At times it works very well. I have no word for this sort of services but I do not call this cheating. I mean not in the sense of Enron and the huge executives that had the cash. I work on the smaller scales. Tomorrow, who knows? Live today.

Am I happy now? No. many are still on the verge of half meal a day in the days of plenty. It grieves anyone.

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.”
-Anthony Burgess

I thank you

Firozali A. Mulla
Waterloo Commercial Collge Ltd
Firozali A. Mulla, Ph.D., blogs and appears in The Economist, FT, ABC, CNN, the BBC and many other TV networks and publications. Check him out in yahoo.com.

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