Wednesday, April 25, 2012

NaPoWriMo 2012 - Day #25 - how is your maths today?




a little bit of madness (or a rant) today...




image by dsnake1
done with Sketch at pencilmadness.com


how is your maths today?


a schoolboy was talking to his friend.
how is your maths today?

i wanted to tell him it's terrible.
it just don't add up.

i am spending more than i earned

i am supposed to work eight hours
but today it's something like nine.
or ten.

and no extra pay

so my maths ain't too good today.

and it's gonna get complicated

taxi fares has gone bonkers
train and bus fares have drifted north
electricity tariffs are going up again
after how many agains.
inflation rate is only 5.2%

so my maths ain't too good today.


25/04/2012
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© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2012

3 comments:

Ravenblack said...

"i am supposed to work eight hours
but today it's something like nine.
or ten.

and no extra pay"

Exactly...

We all seem to be working very long hours and it gets us nowhere. Meantime, we constantly being told we are not good enough. I think that's what bugs me about this country and the people who run on the top. Not just talking about the government but also people who run companies. Depressing.

Lynn Fisher said...

Good to break out and "rant" sometimes! You're doing so well...we are almost done!
Spending more than I earn sometimes as well : (

dsnake1 said...

Raven,

i think it's the "kiasu" mentality in our culture. everyone doesn't want to lose out. it starts when the child goes to K1. it's quite uniquely sg, and it's hard to change, but change it will. but now i doesn't care. i try to "leave on time." :D


Lynn,

a rant sometimes is good, it can relieve stress, which we don't need. :)

yes, NaPo is almost done, but i missed a day yesterday. i was floored by the flu. what bad timing. :)