Explain your biggest regret__ as though to a small child.
I have spoken to children as part of my job, they were curious ready to learn, which made my job easier.There was a boy named Mark in my class, he was a very talkative child once I told him to go back to his seat, in reply he said, “Why?”
I said: “because I’m telling you to do so.”
Mark was in a playful mood that day, he repeated again: “why?”
It seemed he wanted to linger on to see what my next move would be, this time I said, “I’m your teacher, you must listen to me.”
Not willing to give up, he said: “but you’re not my boss, are you?”
I smiled and told him: ” in this classroom I’m your teacher and your boss.”
He smiled back and replied: “okay I believe you, now I’ll go back to my seat.”
I did not have any regrets but I was curious to know what else he’d come up with, it was a friendly dialogue which the rest of the kids also enjoyed.
Pause whatever you’re doing, and ask the person nearest you what they’re thinking about(call someone if you have to).Write a post about it.
Here is a dialogue I had with my friend :
Me: Hi, how are you?
Friend: I am well, I am worried about my work that I completed two days ago.The people I work with do not take things seriously,their lackadaisical attitude worries me.There is only one person who understands how urgent it is to get things moving.
Me: They need constant reminders to get moving. I don’t know what it is about these people, why they are so lazy and unmotivated. I once thought maybe the weather is a big factor,but I’ve realized there are other reasons.
Friend: what kind of reasons do you think?
Me: A while ago I went to the DPI’s office (Director O f Public Instruction) to get my resignation accepted ASAP, so that I could get clearance from the state bank to go to England. It was a very simple matter, all they had to say was,”Yes your resignation is accepted.” I could not see the D.P.I because the clerk kept making excuses. By his demeanor I realized he wanted me to bribe him. I made up my mind I was not going to give him any money, the result was I was shuttled back and forth between one particular clerk in the D.P.I’s office and my school principal.
Friend: It is sad we have to bribe them to do work they’re already paid for.
Me: I know, I hope you’ll be able to get your work done.