Minding of the Meet  (continued)


Quite a number of smaller local businesses may state that they always deliver on their promises and signed agreements – always in this case is always less than 100% and more likely 40%). The same small businesses will always (as in 100% of the time) demand and receive full payment from the customers – in this case the customers are not always right but always left in the lurch having fulfilled their side of the bargain.


The common rule that customers should always wait in queues is always (as in 95%) of the time disregarded – many persons understand the concept of queues to mean parallel queues (crowding shoulder to shoulder in solidarity) rather than serial queues (waiting at arms length in solitary). The customer service representatives should be commended for their patience and prowess in handling the multiple insistent and irritating interjections and interruptions when they are supposedly always (as in almost never) handling one customer at a time.


With the ordinary citizens having to face so many inconsistencies and uncertainties on a daily basis in almost every public and private transaction, it is a wonder that the vast majority of them are always (as in 90% of the time) so grounded. It might be a defensive reaction to living in a chaotic environment not conducive to punctuality and discipline, that most persons have adopted passivity and detachment to get them through the barriers and roadblocks en route to their destinations and dreams.


While everything may always function (40% of the time), the enlightened philosophy will keep everyone balanced and focused on their quests in an uncertain world and that is a good thing always (100% of the time).