Just felt i needed to get this off my chest……..
Last week marked the third month of my latest episode in the ongoing saga of “DB goes to school”. I’d been away from my books for about 6 yrs — served the nation for one year and worked 5 – but then a number of work related events made me ask myself the hard questions… On the surface I had a great life – an OK job, loads of wonderful friends, and I was racking up experience in an area of engineering i loved…. But somehow, one morning in March — after yet another emergency at the plant had made me come to work on a sunday and leave by past 9pm — I decided I’d had enough and I applied to a school for an MSc placement…. Got a letter of admission a couple of weeks later, and thus started my journey back to books…..
Have met loads of new people — some great, some ok but some downright lousy..Like the dude who always boasts loudly in class about how many years of experience he’s got working in the industry.. How he’s led project teams, travelled to about 7 countries on training (at the last count — unfortunately the number increases each time he decides to regale us with his importance……..), how he’s got a plum job at Esso, Shell or BP waiting for him and all what not……Or the chap who had this classic yoruba accent(apologies — i mean no tribal slur here) when we resumed school – but now has this unconvincing Geordie accent – that sounds like someone has a chicken wire around his throat and he’s gasping for air…….
I prefer the anonymity that staying quiet gives me… The ability to stay undercover and quietly plot my trajectory.. Maybe that’s why I’m hooked on blogsville.. for the anonymous window it gives me to say it the way I feel, without fearing that anyone’s ox is being gored…….
Or then maybe I should start practicing trying to sound like a scouscer in front of my mirror!!!!!!