The atm is rude when it pushes out your card saying server inoperative or when it tells you to visit your financial institution! You’re left wondering what’s wrong.
Network is rude when you’re having a long, interesting talk with a friend and you suddenly get cut off due to insufficient airtime or network failure.
You know that customer… yes, the one that nothing ever seems to be pleased no matter what you do to rectify situations, the one that acts arrogantly and doesn’t treat you politely because he feels he’s paying for it… He’s rude, I know.
That attendant that does how she likes because you’re not the one paying her salary… the assistant that doesn’t like you for any reason so she misbehaves with you before you get to her boss… your gadgets when they begin to act up and cut off your activity midway…
Power holding companies when they take the light in the middle of an interesting movie, video game you’re playing, sport you’re watching, or just about any important thing you’re doing with electricity.
People, things, even animals are rude! Imagine a rat moving across your house freely like it contributed a dime when you were in the process of building or like it’s paying rent, isn’t that rude?
Or an animal you expect to move out of your way that stays staring at you till you have to scare it away with your foot.
I’ve mentioned a few things we may consider rude but they’re all beside the point. Do you know the most rude thing on this earth? The harsh reality called death.
Yes, death! It just snatches people away… young and old, good and bad. A baby comes into the world and dies 24 hours later,what would you expect the mother to do after enduring hours of pain just to have her bundle of joy taken away?
Children die in the womb, unexpected circumstances occur and young people die, old people too. It has no respect for anybody and happens most times without warning but for a minute, let’s see it as a sort of tunnel or road to somewhere. Seeing it that way may not take all the pain and heartache away but it would help us know that it’s just bodies that die… spirits (essence), memories don’t.
Another thing is a lot of us can choose how we want our lives to be defined;vit’s solely in our hands before death snatches us. One of my favourite writers, Pierre Jeanty wrote “And when death calls your name, I hope you let it know that you’ve fulfilled more than what you were called to do. I hope you tell it that you’ve actually lived, not just waiting on it to meet you”.
It’s important that we do what is right while we can. Let’s spread love continually, make our existence symbols of positivity. Let the world know we passed through it.