‘Things we cannot control’
Mr Manygold was a man of habit. Routine sat well with him. He liked his life, he always knew where everything was, he was in control of how things were done. He liked his numbers, his ledgers, his way of doing things, which in his opinion had worked perfectly well for the past fifty years.
Routine was a sad reality in his life. Mrs Manygold after five years of marriage didn’t balance any longer and so she was moved on. That’s how he saw life.
So when the company announced a move to computers Mr Manygold dutifully attended the courses, practiced all he had learned and become reasonable proficient.
But Mr Manygold was unhappy. Computerised ledgers would never replace the handwritten ones of his past. He began to feel out of balance and he knew that change was inevitable. Mr Manygold knew when to accept that which he knew he could never control.
It was time he thought as he packed up his desk for the last time for new routines, new habits and they would not be found in the workplace.