A dog’s plea

A Dog’s Plea

by Beth Norman Harris

Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.

Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I might lick your hand between blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me learn.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the world’s sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when the sound of your footstep falls upon my waiting ear.

Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I am a domesticated animal, no longer accustomed to bitter elements. I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth.

Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.

Feed me clean food that I might stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life, should your life be in danger.

And, my friend, when I am very old, and I no longer enjoy good health, hearing and sight, do not make heroic efforts to keep me going. I am not having any fun.

Please see that my trusting life is taken gently. I shall leave this Earth knowing with the last breath I draw that my fate was always safest in your hands.


Oh the govt!

Why, oh WHY do they create laws that make no sense? The case where a woman, if she claims that she has been raped by some guy results in the guy getting arrested immediately. Then there is the abuse of the domestic/dowry harassment. If the girl claims that the in-laws are harassing her, everyone is behind bars. It’s a case of guilty by default.

Now a days I hear about the troubles people face at the passport office. The Americans want to set up an embassy in Hyderabad but the govt cannot issue passports properly? That too after paying a hefty sum. I have a solution for this problem. Have surveillance cameras in the premesis and INSIDE the building. These are govt. employees and they do not need to worry about secrecy and nonsense. The only thing secret that goes on there is under the desk business aka bribes. If they install cameras atleast people can use it as proof when harassed. If Dawood Ibrahim fled from India using a fake passport, it sends out the wrong signals to common citizens who TRY to get a passport the proper way.

My theories* on languages

What was the purpose behind creating some of the languages?

1) British English – Insults, diplomacy and sarcasm. Examples?  What are the most famous British English (in use) contributions? Red Dwarf, Black Adder, Top Gear and BBC

2) Sanskrit – Spirituality and religion. Examples: Vedas

3) Korean – Cuteness for women. Examples: Korean language was created by a woman. Really! When a woman speaks it sounds cute. When a man speaks it sounds quite bland.  Listen to the girls call their elder sister (onni) or their elder brother (oppa) and you will understand what I am talking about. A guy calls his elder brother (hyeong). Now that sounds like a rock splashing in a well.

* Theories : Please note that these are STUPID theories. I have run out of ideas as to how to solve my current problem @ work. So I am trying to take my mind off of it.

Sports. What’s next

Currently Olympics are being played by people who represent their country.

The Indian cricket team is officially known as Team India because the team doesn’t represent India, but a corporate entity named BCCI. Same is the case with the Australian team .

Baseball teams started dropping any country/city/state references a long time back and calling themselves Hawks, Titans etc; I also hear that Baseball teams from Japan take on the names of their corporate sponsors like the Hawks calling themselves Softbank Hawks or Daeiei Hawks.

There are wars being in Africa for corporate interests. The blood diamonds of Sierra Leone. Nigerian oilfields being the battlefield for oil companies (Shell ??). Democratically elected govt. are toppled if they do not serve the vested interests of these corporates. How long before people start killing each other wearing the jerseys of corporates?

Imagine the next Crusades. Boeing vs Airbus.  Will there be Knights Lockheed Martin on the lines of the Knights Templar?

I do not like religion being used a tool to hurt humanity. I dread a future when corporates will take over this mantle from religion.