Raj Arumugam


More advice from bodhisattvas


There's more advice again from kindly souls
who are out to ensure we go about properly in seeking a job:
You've got to be pushy in this country;
otherwise they'll think you're slack.
You got to go to their doors, go and see
people and the authorities personally;
correspondence is not enough.
And so on goes this homily on being pushy,
this invitation to aggression and being assertive
a Saturday evening lecture, the 107th
Sunday morning sermon
(in keeping with the dictum:
The quiet shall be picked on; the gentle shall be pushed)
the privileged employed mount on the unemployed
the city-damned insolence-drenched pour on innocents.



(from The Migrant - notes of a newcomer (February 1997- July 1998))

Submitted: Thursday, November 06, 2008
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