(Alfie and Tucker were close
friends at high school, but
for some reason, Alfie dropped out the
school, and they lost contact since then. One day, unexpectedly,
they met on a street near Alfie's workplace.)
Tucker? Is that you?
Alfie, it's you!!! Woo...what a surprise to see you here!
It's been a long long time. What are you doing here?
And how's everything going?
Yeah, it's really been ages since
we last met. When was that? 10 years ago, I reckon.
Anyway, what a surprise indeed, my good old mate!....I work
here, my store is down the street, just around the corner.
I'm pretty good, and everything is pretty cool as well....
So, how about yourself? What brings you here?
I'm pretty fine as well, and have just got my degree last
year. So I am doing the job hunting at the moment.
Cool, that's cool. Good on ya.
Hey, it's lunch time. Have you got time? Let's have a lunch.
Sure, I can't see why not.
(A couple of minutes later,
they were in a bistro, and waiting
for their meals.)
So how have you been doing? It's been a long time since I've
heard from you.
Well, yeah, I had practically disappeared for a while after
I left the school. I wasn't doing much then, just dossing about
and got rotten every day. I
was a neet, a parasite on my
parents, I can say that. Then, my parents were at
the end of their tether, so they dragged
me to a pizza store owned by their friend. That's when I
started making pizzas. After a couple years of working in
the store, I've got a wealth of experience in
and then I decided to run my
own pizza store.
It's good that you've got your own business.
Yeah, it's good and tiring sometimes though. But I love it.
Well then, how's your job hunting going?
Well, I actually had worked
for a couple of months on and off last year. But those jobs
just didn't fit my taste.
What do you mean "didn't fit your taste "?
Well, I want to bring out the best in me, so I don't want to waste my time on, you know, dancing
to someone's tune. It's pathetic that
people don't value my ways of
doing things, and the pay was not fair. So, I'd
rather quit those jobs, and look for another fair
enough, we all need
a fair go. But
I also reckon that the benefits of listening to some experienced
co-workers' suggestions may far outweigh
problems of not doing things in my own way. So I always tell
myself that just bite
the bullet and
go for it because it could be very rewarding someday.
As the old saying goes, no pain no gain.
That's right, no pain no gain. That's why I spent 4
years for getting a degree. I just think that I've got
a bachelor degree from a top 5 university in the country,
so I deserve a job of good pay, and earn respect
from my colleagues. Maybe I'll go back to school for a master
degree if I can't find a decent job.
It's good that you wanna study more, or even study for
good. But who is going to afford the school
fee and your living spent?
My parents, of course. They're still working, and besides
I gotta focus on my study. I don't think I would be able
to do any part-time job.
Well, no offending, Tucker,
they are still working now, but someday they may not even
to walk on their own. By then, who are going to put you under
their wing? I'm just telling you this as your friend.
Yeah, understood. Don't worry,
mate. I know what you mean. Let's stop there.......
Hey look at these juicy steaks! (a waitress
is serving their orders)