Obligations

Uncertain's picture

So I have this heavy heavy sinking feeling. Not sadness but more grave and sombre. So the reason why he is back in the country is because his dad just passed away. His dad would've been in his fifties, and he was healthy last year and the last time I heard of his dad they just had a new baby. So I had no idea what happened. I felt blank for a moment when I heard it, I can only imagine what he is going through.

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And I didn't protest today. It would've been against my conscience. I'm treading a fine line. The (fictional-metaphorical-abstract-unspoken) spotlight was probably on me the whole time. But it would've been unethical for me to speak, I almost did, because some of my friends nudged me to. I feel so torn about my views and the views of the union.

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Just finished two assessments today. Kind of have a breather. Except not really. Again there is this heavy feeling looming over me. A heavy sinking feeling.

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jeff's picture

Well...

That does simplify your role. If he has a death in the family, you just reach out to him, tell him you heard about his dad and you're sorry for his loss, and that's kind of the end of it.

It could only get messy if you ended up comforting him, and well, you know... but if you keep to the detached first part, no problem.

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

Uncertain's picture

Reinforcement...

I like how your feedback is always so true yet so obvious...

jeff's picture

Well...

I'm not emotionally entangled in your reality.

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)