The Mouse Trap Story!

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The Mouse Trap

  • Life is a classroom in which each one of us is being tested, tried and passedRobert Thibodeaux
  • Every great man is always being helped by everybody, for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons. – John Ruskin

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The pig sympathized, but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers.”

The mouse turned to the cow and said, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.”

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap alone.

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmers wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmers wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital and she returned home with a fever.

Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient. But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer’s wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness. So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern you, remember, when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another. Each of us is a vital thread in another person’s tapestry.

Author Unknown

And here is Martin Niemöller’s poignant poem:

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

So this is the message for those celebrating and enjoying others being in troubles and in calamities! You never know! What goes around; comes around! Your turn (or someone close to you!) will be next!

The East Africans sayIf you see someone’s head being shaved – put water on your head!

Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

Open Message To The Offices’ Bosses!

Open Message To The Offices’ Bosses!

Last week I was invited for a social function at a famous Recreation Centre in town. With my family and the group we were enjoying our meal at this Asian Night Theme – and at another end seated at one table were all my so-called some of my ex bosses coincidentally at another table – but just themselves without their families! The ironical part is that they are all retired peoples like myself – in the same status – and the power and authority of the old days in the offices all gone past them! Here they were all at the same level – as just Invitees. No bosses around! Those days all gone past – and dead now! The scare and fear they could instill in others long gone and evaporated too!

So I told the good wife I will go over and ‘stir, tease and joke’ them up a bit! Madam wife was dead set against the idea – and making a foolish spectacle of myself – and in belittling myself in front of others! What for? she whined!

Where there is a will – there is a way! I excused myself – and made my way to the Gents’ to heed the call of nature! On my return – I surprised them with my presence! The surprise was more mine – because at least on the surface they seemed to like my interruption of them – and in visiting them! That made me loose steam – and made me feel bad and guilty long after! One of them had even joked – Be careful! He will write about us in his next column – sic!

As a Diabetic case – I should not take sweets – but I did go for the dish at the end of the meal!

The Message – You never know in life! That Assistant of yours could one day meet you once you are no longer in power and in control – so it is important to be nice and good to people – because one day you will meet them later in life! They will only come to respect and esteem you – if only you have reciprocated in kind! Or there will be no one being sympathetically or feeling for you if bad things or misfortunes ever happen to you in later life!

So be nice to everyone – hopefully they will remember – and reciprocate in kind! Being nasty and in control always – or acting badly to others – doing harm and damages to others – may one day make you accountable to face the wrath and angers of others that you have mistreated badly in the past!

Some of our people are good actors and impersonators – so long as they are ‘afraid’ or need the job – but the future is uncertain once you are out of the office. It is important to remember this always!

You may find these articles interesting in my books and in columns

  • Even in Death?
  • The Offices Mini Dictators!
  • Here Comes The Boss!
  • It Is Company Policies, Sir!
  • Sorry – You Are Over 50!
  • That is how the cookie crumbles!
  • Sir – It Is You – Not Me!
  • A Question of Office Space!
  • And so many others!

Some Sayings!

  • The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from the same GodKhalil Gibran
  • At the gate that would lead to my freedom, if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I would still be in prisonNelson Mandela.
  • The infinitely little have a pride infinitely greatVoltaire
  • Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be importantT S Eliot
  • Pride is the mask of one’s faults Yiddish
  • If  he could only see how small a vacancy his death would leave, the proud man would think less of the place he occupies in his lifetimeJean Baptiste Legouve
  • Never look down on anybody unless you are helping him upJesse Jackson

Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

January 9th 2014.

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