From: Kamal E Y < [email protected] >

To: Sabrina < [email protected] >

Sent: 23 January, 2000 09:51 PM

Subject: cleaning here also!


Actually we both were doing the same thing. You supervising the cleaning of your office and I clean our house with my friends. We finished it around 5:15(our time) and then I went to have a haircut. Now it is 6:45 here. I am coming directly from there.

I don't think I will be able to go to my home in February. I have been nominated for two courses at our company. One is a personal communication skill development course and the other is a technical course. I cannot miss the two. So I don't know whether I will be able to go to my house at this time. Anyway, my project leader has agreed to give leave if I work here on Saturday or Sunday.

See, for me also things are not happening the way I want. But I am not worried about those things, because it happens to each and every person in this world. It is not your destiny or my destiny. It happens to everyone. This example proves it more clearly because you missed a wedding and I am going to miss one for my classmate. So don't heat your head over this kind of thing.

You asked me about my disappointments when we met for the first time. Well, the first one was you didn't come to me when you saw me going out of the airport. I think that is the main reason for all the other minor disappointments. Then I told you, your height. Your photo showed you as average height. But you were as short as a school girl! I had thought about your age before I came there. So there was not much shock or surprise in that. And in both the photos, it was an angle of your face. So at first glance, I couldn't make sure that it is you. That is all.

Now you tell me. Apart from my color, what other things shocked you?

I read your friend's story. You started with high praise for her and slowly changed the course of the story. In the end, you wind up by "indirectly" saying that she is an idiot!!! Have you read Shakespeare's Julius Caesar? In it, there is a famous speech by Mark Antony. Julius Caesar was killed and his friend Mark Antony came there. All the place was full of people who didn't like Caesar. So Mark Antony could not say aby good thing directly to support Caesar. And all the people had doubt that Mark Antony was Caesar's friend. If he said some good thing about Caesar, his life would also be in danger. So he started by saying "I came here not to praise Caesar, but to bury him." And he started and absorbing speech. He slowly changed the course of his speech without anyone noticing it. By the end of the speech, all those people assembled there became supporters of Mark Antony and Caesar!! Your letter was just like that! Even I didn't know where you started to change your voice!!!

Did you finish our cheesecake? I want a slice!




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