This Week: Sentence Prompts
Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder.
– Nikita Khrushchev
Cultivate the habit of early rising. It is unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet.
– Henry David Thoreau
‘Why can’t you be like him!?’
Ramakant was the example citied every time some exasperated parent wanted to give an example of a fine human being to their errant child.
Ramakant rose before dawn, he had cultivated the habit of early rising as he was a firm believer that it was unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet.
After sweeping the inside and outside of his hut he washed his clothes, watered the few plants surrounding it, cooked for and fed his aging parents and dressed neatly and left for work, as the sun rose. He was so precise and punctual you could set your watch by him, remarked his neighbors often.
He made sure to visit a temple before taking the train to work. After invoking the reigning Lord or Goddess blessings, Ramakant also took a few pairs of ‘quality’ shoes or slippers left on the threshold by devotees. A creature of habit, he identified the ones he would pick on his way in and they would leave with him on his way out.
Ramakant was also the first one to reach the caveraneous godown of his paper seller boss. As he opened the one window in the tiny room called the ‘office’ and began dusting around his personal dealer saw it as a signal to approach the back door, where Ramakant had a neat pile of paper ready to sell, and pocket the profit.
Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder, believed Ramakant.