Back in the place were I'd been working, an international
software company, we would every now and then donate money for
employees' meaningful events such as weddings and births.
One day we got the tiding about two births: two babies were
born. One to M, my director, and one to Daphne, a coleague.
To be honest, I couldn't care less about births, and my
coleagues are not really my friends, but I want to maintain
good relationships with them.
M's wife gave birth shortly after he asked me if I wanted him
to fire me because of my intentions not to improve my
performance following the low grade I'd gotten at the yearly
Someone had been in charge of collecting money for presents. I
only paid 15 NIS (New Israeli Sheckels) for Daphne. Then got
back and met my group leader. He asked me "where I've you
I said that I gave 15 NIS for a present.
"Why not 30?".
- "I only paid for Daphne's present".
- "What about M?"
- For him I'm going to work an extra hour today.