No Changes – Just Still The Same!
A New Broom does not sweep – A tiger does not lose its stripes and nor a Leopard its spots (dots)!
I have realised this for a long time now too – but it is the stubborn mean link in me that had refused to acknowledge and accept the fact. Sometimes it is better in life to ‘go off like a dog with your tail between your legs’ – especially as there is simply nothing you can do about it in any way to change, amend or remedy things in life!
I have been away on the work front for more than 18 months now – so I do not know what is really happening in the offices except from what I read in the newspapers and what I hear from the grapevines of what is going on – where at what place – and to whom and by whom!
Last week a good friend of mine who was working in the UAE too like me with his business going bust too like me – and had returned to Oman – with a better and good job – had asked me to join him and his boss to discuss a certain project for them. I wanted to scream at my good friend that I know well about the place from before – and are you sure? He confirmed to me – yes things have changed here now – there is new me and new my boss too – so please do come!
After the usual politeness and courtesy, I came to realise nothing has changed much – although two new brooms had come in – if not gone worse in other ways! I had decided to pull out without the usual old styles of ‘abruptness, abrasiveness and in ‘calling-a-spade-a-spade’ of my usual old styles!
Besides, there is no added value or advantage to bang your head against brick walls – especially it just ends as swollen with peoples determined not to see or hear you – or allow you to speak! What is the point to be gained here?
Majid Al Suleimany.