I was chatting with my apartment security guard, an uncle in his early 70s after my run and as i was chatting with him, he was sharing his frustration being a security guard and a 71 years old uncle................
He said some of the residents really look down on him, some even came to scold him with profanity when he was trying to carry out his duties.I was there listening to his grouses and in a way pacifying him that he should not take it too seriously about the "hantaming" from the residents.
I love talking to older folks,listening to their stories, learning from their mistakes and about life itself. As he was vending out his frustration further, i was piqued by his way of being cool,then i asked him why did he want to be a security guard.
He said all because he did not want to burden his children for the "hands out" everymonth, he knew that they'd got their respective families to feed, thus the only job he could get at his age, probably none,except a security guard with meagre salary.
As he was sharing further, he said he'd got a house that he bought 20 over years ago now worth about 400k, then suddenly i realized that those residents who love showing colors to this 71 years old guard, probably is no match to him as far as a RM400k paid up house is concerned.
I really hate those just because you have more money that the guy next door, you want to be cocky, or those who think they are more highly educated or more learned than the others, you tend to look down on others.
That reminds me of a true story happened to my old neighbour many many years ago, that auntie used to jeer, talk bad, belittle, scorn at another neighbour just because she'd got a drug addict son, i remembered she used to spit on the floor, everytime that auntie passed by and said something like this Hokkien," Silly lady, raising silly son, drug addict somemore"
Not long after, that auntie that used to jeer, talk bad,belittle and scorn that auntie with the drug addict son,had her own son became a drug addict, worse a robber........enough said.
P/S : Besides all those money that you can't take to your grave, you and I is no difference