English: Tim Horton, playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, sitting in the penalty box at Madison Square Garden, New York City during a game against the New York Rangers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One morning,very early in school,
two boys came running to prove me a fool.
Mrs. Asgar,they said,did you hear?
Tim Horton,is dead, we fear.
without thinking I said ,
‘who is he?’
Their eyes doubled upon hearing me.
My God they thought, how could she not know.
Tim Horton the greatest player on ice and snow!
Teachers are human, now we know.
She may not know the game of hockey,
but she knows quite well when we are cocky!
Personally I can hardly wait to start going through them. My friend gave me a variety of things I can write about.As I was going through them,it became harder to pick one out of the list. I narrowed it down to five.I liked all five of them.It was crunch time,I had to settle for one and forget the rest. In my mind I wondered, do I have to tell why I picked that particular one to write about?I know it’s the easiest I don’t have to think too hard,it is all about me.
After completing my degrees,I took a job to teach in my town.It was a brand new school,there were only three teachers,myself and two others.We were sailing along beautifully,I had taught for eleven months,I was in no hurry to change jobs. We had a few day’s holiday.During this time I went to see my friend from school in Dhaka. She told me I should leave my job and look for one in Dhaka.I could not warm up to the idea,simply because I did not have a place to live in Dhaka.You might be thinking,I can rent an apartment.This is where all the problem lies a young unmarried woman living alone in an apartment.Are you kidding me,the city is unsafe for a woman. Mini came up with the idea of applying for work in Residential Model School. It sounded reasonable but there was no Ad in the papers about a vacancy in that school. How can I apply,when they are not looking for a teacher. Mini’s next move was,’Do not worry,my sister-in-law is a teacher there, I’ll ask her to arrange an interview with the principal.’ It was all settled,I went to see the man,he was a Major. He was warm and friendly. Among other things his main fear was, what if she gets married immediately after she is hired.He took care of it by telling me, I cannot marry from five to seven years.
I took the job,I did not give him any assurance that I will not get married within the specific time mentioned by him. It is so difficult to know any one in only an hour. I wrote my resignation letter after ten days.I could not bear to see a principal humiliating the teachers in front of the students. My mind was made up,this atmosphere is not my cup of tea.Hence,’Chaman leave this place before it gets any worse.’ But then again I remembered the saying,’Man proposes,God disposes.’ I stayed in that institution for two more years and five days until I got Divine help.
PleaseNote: The third post is”Time To Be Inspired” and the third sentence is:’Personally I can hardly wait to start going through them.’