Friday, 18 January 2008

The Weekend

The weekend is the only time when we can go out, and do whatever we want; it’s the only time to enjoy.
I was always asking myself, how can my consultant do work at the weekend rather than having a break to relax and enjoy his life.
Seems like he has been addicted on collecting money which he doesn’t know how to spend!!
I kept telling myself that I would rather walk in the park, spend time with friends and family; invite the lady in a restaurant, have a romantic time and a good night.
I used to believe, there is no point earning money if people don’t enjoy their life; I believed that my consultant was just wasting his life and loosing his health and energy for no reason; I kept telling myself that I would never accept such a life.

The first week at work has just ended, life is totally different when we are working; many ideas, many new plans and dreams, different attitude to life, hopes, wishes and looking to the bright future and of course earning money. To sum up; I feel like being someone worthy.

Tomorrow will be my first weekend as a working person, I can enjoy my life as I got rid of the fear and will stop depriving myself from enjoying the weekend.

I keep asking myself; what should I do? Where to go? How to spend the time during the weekend? I should do wonderful things; I’ve got to have fun.

Going to cinema would be something nice, but, I’ve got no friends to go with.
I’ve got no lady to invite for dinner; I wouldn’t make any sense having a meal at restaurant on my own!!
Walking around sounds fine, but I used to do it when I was poor also.

I’ve got no family to have a family day, I’ve got no relatives to visit, what should I do?
I should be doing lots of things; it’s the weekend. I should enjoy it.

While being confused what to do; a colleague asked me whether I’m free on Sunday; “Yes, I am” I replied to her, “They want extra staff in the A&E, if you’re ready to come you’ll be paid in higher rate”.
I agreed and immediately understood why the man is doing so.
Am I going on the same way?

Have a good weekend


Yasmin (Blanche) said...

I blv ther is nothing worse than feeling unemployed..the depression of losing a job is like no other..
i can tell how lovely it is to feel that u r a working individuale and the warmth it brings to u..
best wishes w the new job..

A&Eiraqi said...

Hi Yasmin
Happy seeing you around
Many thanks for your words.
In Arabic we say
ب صدفةٍ خير من الف ميعاد
yesterday Iaccidently met the consultant I mentioned in my post, we went together to an Iraqi restaurant, I ate Kubba Mawsilia and Kuba helleb, tepsi as well as kebab Iraqi, the most fascinating thing was; they have
Pache in their menu, do you imagine it Pache .
I'll go there once to try it.
I know you don't like it, but it's wonderful to find it in UK.


Yasmin (Blanche) said...

a&e iraqi,
Bel Afya.. im glad u went to this rest. unfortunately Pacha is impossible to imagine (let alone eat !!).. but the other items r simply great .. just reading the names made me feel hungry .. ha ha..
take care..

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Treasure of Baghdad said...

Shlon il si7a 3yooni. ashu la khabar la chifiya la 7amuth 7ilu la sherbet? hehehehe

I am glad you started working. That's great news. Congrats!!

Take my advice. Try to make friends there. I have done so when I first came to the US. It's not easy, you won't find people to understand you like we Iraqis understand each other. But it's better than staying alone. Loneliness is killing.

Inshallah all the best to you in your new job.