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This blog serves as my respite from an overdose of porn/erotic stories that resulted only in numbing-- instead of spiking-- my libido.
Sometimes, I think life is a circus and the world is just a big circus tent where we are all characters/actors playing roles as varied as our personalities.
Perhaps, life in an office or in any small community of people, would be a perfect microcosmic example of circus life. To illustrate:
Comparative Descriptions of Characters
The Circus Barker
Bback in the old days, the circus Barker stood just outside the tent entrance. As his name suggests, he barked at people enjoining them to watch the show. “Come one, come all, see the greatest show on earth” was his standard line , delivered at the top of his voice (the megaphone came later) and punctuated with hyperboles. Always trying hard to get public attention.
In a many ways, the barker is liken to a con man, a promoter of sham, a false advertiser. Remember those fake cavemen, mermaids and the likes in the so-called “freak” shows.?
The Office Barker
In the office, this person’s goal in life is to impress people in the office, takes all opportunities to showcase his overrated intelligence and capability . He is a talker. His favorite topic: himself
This character is an absolute nuisance, an asshole , during a seminar. He often butts in during a lecture, asking what he thought (at keast to himself) were profound questions. But actually, these are needless questions, if he only cared to listen attentively instead of preoccupying his mind with thoughts of how to craft his questions that would impress everybody in the room, especially his Superiors and the lecturer. LOL.
True to form, he hogs the attention during the open forum, again with his needless unsubstantial questions and inputs, unmindful of the exasperated , irritated looks from the audience.
Another breed of barker in the office is the Resident Gossip. This kind flocks together.
The Circus Knife Thrower
He throws knives with amazing accuracy. He had to. One mistake could be fatal to his target... the lady who stands still with open arms and legs with her back pressed to a board. ...praying, hoping, breathlessly waiting for the knives to land safely.
The Office Knife Thrower
He throws hurting words that cut like a knife, tear the soul apart and destroy the character of his target. He is a backstabber, an intrigue sower... the worst kind of character assassin. From his filthy mouth and maliciously sharp tongue emerge foul and deadly words....stabbing, cutting his target into pieces.
He could also be the insensitive boss or a superior who dishes out to his subordinates words that are unfit for human consumption.
The Circus Tightrope Walker
Awesome is this circus guy who manages to walk along a thin rope or wire, equipped only with a long pole while precariously balancing his movement. He needs utmost concentration. Every part of his body must be in perfect coordination. One false move and it could be fatal, particularly if there is no harness or safety net.
The Office Tightrope Walker
The office tightrope walkers are a different lot. They are the subordinates of a Boss who is a tyrant, a bully and above all, unpredictable! and bi-polar too!!... . One moment an angel, a devil incarnate in the next. “Salas sa init, sala sa lamig” Not even a mind reader could predict his mood swing.
Like the tightrope walker, this subordinate must tread carefully, must cope with “ ever changing climate” in his office and see to it that everything is always perfectly okay, ..or else ..
His situation is so stressful “Daig pa niya ang naninimbang, tumutulay sa alambre at lumalakad sa mga bubog” sa Boss na mahirap spelengin.
The Circus Fire-Eater
This person makes a living by “swallowing/eating” fire. He mesmerizes the audience by extinguishing a fire inside his mouth. He usually begins his act by juggling two to four torches with Swiss-watch precision. There are several variations of this dangerous show which is one of the more popular acts in the circus.
The Office Fire-eater
The fire eaters in the office are also popular,....always trending in the office grapevine. Hot topic of whispered talks...gossips. Although they don’t actually eat or swallow fire, they PLAY with fire. In fact their “Act” is a lot more dangerous than their circus counterparts. Once discovered, their jobs, and reputations, not to mention their lives, could be in danger.
Marami, kung hindi man lahat, ng opisina ay meron ganyan. Mga “naglalaro” ng apoy. Sa opis lang namin nuon, marame..shame and scandal! LOL
The Circus Sword/Knife Swallower
A sword ever so slowly sinks inch by inch into his mouth and then all the way down his throat, amidst gasps, and OHs and AHs from the shocked audience. This is the finale of his act. He is the sword/knife swallower. He courts danger just to make a living. Pitiful, for he first had to swallow a sword before he could have food to swallow.
The Office Sword/Knife Swallower
Ther are many of this kind in the office: the financially-hard up people. For one reason or another, they are perennially in dire need of money. Hind na makaahon. Dumaan lang sa kamay ang suweldo, kadalasan pa nga hind na, dahil nakasanla na ang kanilang mga ATM.
After exhausting all loan avenues available to them, SSS or GSIS, PAG-IBIG, Provident Fund, Credit Cooperative, etc, they have no choice but to go to the loan sharks..... the “5 or 10 percenters” and worst, the 5/6 usurer.
Sa sobrang gipit hindi lang sila “Kapit sa patalim” . Nilulunok pa nila ang patalim katulad ng performer sa circus. Buti pa sa circus, sandal lang ang palabas. Sa office hindi nila alam kung kailan matatapos ang kanilang performance. Unli-sword swallowing!
The Circus Magician/Illusionist
Now see it, now you don’t.. they make people and objects—big or small-- appear or disappear, change forms , tele-transport a person, with just the sleight of hands or optical illusion. They are the Magcians/Illusionists, one of the star performers at the Circus.
The Office Magician/Illusionists
Maraming klase ng magician/ illusionist sa opis. Maski yung naglalaro ng apoy ay maituturing ding Magician- mahusay rin kasi silang gumawa ng “Milagro”.
Yung mga “Now you see them, now you don’t” yung bang sa araw araw na ginawa ng Maykapal, kung hindi “Late” ay “ Absent”. Ang tawag ko sa mga ganyan diyan sa opis namin ay “Hallow Man” bigla kasing nawawala...karaniwan yan sa government offices.
Mero din yung “mina-Magic” ang trabaho. Mga kurap na na minamagic mga financial report, bidding documents..etc,. May mga reports din na kung hindi copy-paste ay rehashed...para lang tulad ng iba sa FSS no?. LOL
Pero mas marami ang mga illusionada at illusionado sa opisina sa maraming bagay at dahilan. Huwag na kaya tayong lumayo...meron din kaya niyan dito sa FSS.
The Circus Horse Rider
Sa Circus, sila yung mga nakatayo sa ibabaw ng kabayo habang tumatakbo ito ng paikot-ikot. Mahirap kaya magbalanse. Minsan nakataas pa ang isang paa, parang ballerina, napaka graceful pagmasdan. Me angas.
The Office Horse Rider
Karaniwan ng sila ay mga assistant /secretary ng isang importanteng executive or influential na tao sa opis.. Pero kung umasta at pumorma ay “feeling Boss” or daig pa ang kanilang Boss. Sobrang pa-importante! . Parang langaw na nakatungtung lang sa kalabaw ay feeling mas mataas pa kesa sa kalabaw.
The Circus Flying Trapeze
Dubbed one of the most exciting circus acts is the flying trapeze. Every performance ay Buwis-buhay. Like Tarzan they swing from one bar to another, from one catcher to another., some doing somersaults in the process. The timing should be precise if the catch is to be perfect. Minsa nga wala safety net sa ilalim.
The Office Flying trapeze
Sa opis sila yung palipat lipat ng departamento, naghahanap kung saan sila may pakinabang ng husto. Hindi naman ito masama. Pero, sila din yung naghahanap ng dept na “sasalo or catcher” na aampon sa kanila . Kadalasan kasi wala ng may gustong maka-trabaho sila.
Kaya nga palipat lipat din sila ng loyalty sa mga kaibigan, sa mga boss, itatapon nila ito basta mas mapapabuti ang kanilang kalagayan. Eka nga, “they are where their bread is buttered”.
The Circus Clowns
The Circus clowns provide the laughter and entertainment with their funny antics. The circus is not complete without the clowns. The children simply love them. Even the old ones, for the clowns bring out the child in them.
The Office Clowns
Sa opis, dalawang klase ang mga clowns. The resident comedian who provides the laughter and the respite from the daily grind in office confines, with his wit and humor. Everyone likes him.
The other type of clown are those who hang around the Big boss. Sila yung mga consultants, appointed officials whose jobs depend upon the whim of their Big boss. Mga sipsip, chuchuwa. Gagawin ang lahat ma-please lamang si Bossing.
The Circus Lion Tamer
Sa circus, makikita ang “Tamer” sa loob ng cage kasama ng ilang mga lions. May hawak itong latigo para ma-perform ng mga lion ng mga tricks na itinuro ng tamer. Walang magawa ang mga lion kung hindi sumunod kahit pa ang lakas ng angil at atungal nila.
The Office Lion Tamer
Sa opis, sila yung mga Boss na slave driver, workaholic at gustong lahat ng under sa kanya ay ganun din. Perfectionist din ito. Hind pwede ang “pwede na”. Kailangan perpekto. Kung hindi,uulitin at uulitin ng kawawang subordinate ang kanyang trabaho. ... Read More