Saturday, September 22, 2012

Selfish?

‘Selfish bastard.’

‘I’d say desperate, rather than selfish.’

‘He’s left two kids, both under the age of five.’

‘You think he was thinking rationally?  That he simply decided to suit himself?’

‘He knew what he was doing.  It didn’t just happen.  It was planned.  He thought it all through and decided to take the easy option.’

‘Easy option?  He’s dead!’

‘Yeah and the hard option would have been to face and tackle his problems.  Instead he ran away from them.  Left his wife and kids to face them instead.’

‘Sir?’ a third man asked.

‘Yeah, cut the selfish bastard down.’



A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words

2 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - Oh that's such an interesting debate! I really like the way you capture the bigger questions in this dialogue.

pattinase (abbott) said...

That is something I think about all the time. Nice summary in only 100 words!