November 30, 2005 by Allen George
The most important lesson I’ve learnt this term concerns trust. This is one of those times I’d like to “name names”, to speak openly about the issues I’m facing.
Truth is, I can’t.
It’s been a long time coming. I’ve always believed in the fundamental goodness of people, but… Well. I’ve been openly lied to. Been snubbed repeatedly. Had requests and suggestions turned down with wishy-washy reasons – the “Yeahhhhh….” answer.
I have never brought it up. Always walked away.
But it is today that I feel angry, full of an undirected churn. Simmering. Waiting for an outlet. Today, because of what happened in the morning. And just now, after a conversation so transparent that a child could see through it.
I am being patronized. And I hate being patronized.