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The dilemma

There once was a small English boy who wanted to travel the world. He worked very hard at his education and did well enough to realise his dream of travelling to far distant places to teach his mother tongue. Many moons ago, he travelled to the mysterious world of Japanesia, where he spent a happy few years teaching the locals, learning the customs and studying the ancient arts of Japanese and origami. During his happy time in Japanesia, he was also able to discover the lands of Thailandia and Australiadia where he learnt more about different cultures, and indeed, about himself. The small English boy grew a little weary and decided to move back to his motherland of Englandia.

Soon after returning from Japanesia, the small English boy found that the lure of travel had not left his spirit and therefore went to Polansia to learn more about the culture in Eastern Europa. These were dark days for the small English boy. He found himself the lone Englishian speaker in the whole town of Tarnowskie Gory. The days and nights were very long and the small English boy wasn’t happy. He told the boss man of his unhappiness and desire to return to the motherland, but the boss man was furious and stormed round to the small English boy’s dwelling to make his fury known. The small English boy didn’t know what to do, and after the wrath and fury of the boss man had gone, the small English boy decided to flee the town of Tarnowskie Gory in the early hours of the following morn. The following morn arose, and even before the sun had risen, the small English boy was being whisked off by taxi-cart to the adjoining town of Katowice. After arriving at the town of Katowice, the small English boy managed to procure a train-carriage ticket to the city of Krakow, where he was able to magically fly away from the country of Polansia.

After returning from Polansia, the small English boy didn’t work at anything for a few months, but after being released from the grips of depression, he soldiered on and worked tirelessly at small, but worthwhile employment. He found himself in the ancient city of Eboracum, as named by the people who took over the city, and spent nigh on 2 annums working in the city. The small English boy decided that he wanted to taste some more of the foreign culture that was so dear to his soul, and found employment in the biggest country in the entire world; Russlandia. He was spirited away to the biggest city in Russlandia, Moscovia, and there he found a wide range of lifestyles, most of which were distasteful to the small English boy. In the month of September, the small English boy returned to the motherland for a short respite and organised two interviews for employment in the city of Londinium. A short wait later, and the small English boy found himself with two offers of employment, one to start in the month of January, but at a small price and small working hours, and the other, of which the small boy was very enamoured, to start within the following month. Here, then, is the dilemma. The employment in the city of Moscovia want 4 weeks’ notice of the small English boy’s resignation, but Londinium wants the small English boy to start employment within the next 2 weeks.

The small English boy is at a loss. He has spoken to the Moscovian employer about the dire situation, of which the employer is not happy about, but the small English boy thinks the employer understands that this new offer of employment would certainly enrich his future career. The small English boy has also contacted the Londinium employer, stating that he would like to accept the offer, on the condition that the employment starts in 3 weeks. The small English boy hasn’t heard back from Londinium yet, and he must return to Moscovia tomorrow morn.

What to do?

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Peter J Fullagar. Reading, UK.

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