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A Tough Job
 
Talking about washing dishes ,I really have to say it is a job I abhor . I may cook so
 many dishes ; prepare , cook , garnish and serve , but to do the dishes again after all
 these are through  would be the last straw  . I simply am  not willing to do that. That is
somebody else's job. As far as I am concerned I have done my part of the drudgery  .
But I have a very interesting experience which I 'll share with you all; how after that
 experience I find washing dishes a novelty.
 
 
All you have to do is to get involved in a real big project . Let's call it Project Intensive
 X ; to  be completed in a few days in full swing.
 
 
Project X is a real exhausting job which requires total concentration , physical involvement ,
accuracy and follow a tight schedule.
 
 
I was put on such a project . Believe me I didn't do it for fun! The first day over ; found me
at night practically dead on my feet and had to scramble into my bed without dinner .
 So exhausted I was I didn't even feel the pants of hunger. I soon fell into a dreamless sleep .
 
 
The next day , I had to get up and be 'at it' again even though my body ached all over and my
limbs refused to follow my order. The third day came . I braced myself for the kill.
I did it !  The sensations of triumph was so overwhelming  I even forgot my fatigue .
On top of that was the feeling that , " Ok , it's finally all over and I did it again . ' 
I let a smug smile adorn  my tired face .
 
 
When the project was over , I felt almost ill . No kidding ! I was as bad as that .
So I took  a few days off from work to rest myself back to health. And why not ,
I had earned it , and they knew it !
 
 
During those few days at home , life was simply  a bliss  . There's nothing like lying
in bed refusing to barge  an inch even when it  was time to cook, wash or eat . Just relaxed !
Switching  off TV , computer ,radio . I listened to the birds chirping outside and the wind rustling
against the leaves , or  cars passing by . A total  relaxation of mind and body .
 
 
As for doing the dishes ; no big deal . It's an enjoyment to feel the water running
through your hands and watching  the dishes washed clean one by one , compared to
those tough moments  of intense concentrations of will power and physical agility while facing
the opponent ,  when a minute seemed like an eternity . After that tough
job , nothing can beat me again. Not even washing dishes.
 
 
In our life , we have to go through something real tough to be able to appreciate
the ordinary drudgery in life .Whatever you do pale into insignificance after the ordeal.

But it will be a long long time when you dream of getting involved in another similar project.

Agatha Lai 2001
                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                               

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