“Pink Slip” that left many employees pale. A heart felt / heartbreaking saga of every employee who gets / got laid off in the wake of of disastrous economic turmoil making employers think only about “costs incurred” and ways to “Cut” them off:
“Spend time with us” parents urged and I said “Not now, please understand”.
“We need a change” wife requested and I said “Not now, please understand”.
“Play with us” kids pleaded and I said “Not now, please understand”.
“Let’s relive moments together” friends demanded and I said “Not now, please understand”.
“When would you live” questioned the mirror and I said “Not now, please understand”.
“When would you pause and relax” begged my body and I said “Not now, please understand”.
When appraisals and appreciation eluded time and again I said to myself “May not be now, please understand”.
I rallied against time only to be in time in the chase of never ending deadlines, explaining to myself “This is how it is, please understand”.
When you ceased to care for me in your merry moments I still stuck around as a loyal hoping that you would understand.
But when depression engulfed in the times of distress you chose to severe and chuck me out and asked me to “Please Understand”.
For you it was always a relationship of profits and dividends but for me it was a cushion to my dreams which you would never understand.
Now I am left with questions to answer, hunger to satiate, battles to be fought, life to be rebuilt which you would never care to understand.
Still I would give you a benefit of doubt as I understand the mechanism of markets but how far will this log of rules go to dictate human relationships and humanity, can anyone make me understand?
Has the world been reduced to just a slump of Demand and Supply theories? A balance sheet of losses and gains? Just plain black and white and nothing in between? Why is this Pink scaring me today? Can anyone please make me understand?