I am not a soccer fan by any definition of the word. I do not watch it if I can avoid it and when I can't avoid I prefer to sleep through it. Of course if I am watching it live, there's alot more interest because there's alot more to see. But I love the Liverpool slogan. "You will never walk alone". This is especially true for liverpool who hasn't seen a championship title since the earlier parts of this century. It would be rough to be alone when all you keep doing is not winning.
Unfortunately for most of us, we do walk alone. Especially when we are "not winning". It hit home especially for me yesternight. The day had gone pretty much in its usual luckluster way. So eventually after another day in the "mines" I got home ready to read. Clearly KPLC had other plans and as soon as I walked in, the electricity promptly walked out. Figuring that wasn't the worst thing that could happen, I decided to catch a nap and wake up later better rested and ready to read.
Well, later that night, I did wake up and electricity thank God had come back. Off I go, boil water for tea, wear sweater against the cold,find books and then........it went dark. It was 3 in the bloody morning and KPLC still had the indecency to cut the power. All I wanted to do at that point was scream at something. But it was 3 in the bloody morning. There was no one to text, no one to tell, no one to feel my pain. I was totally alone. In the dark. I was walking alone.
I know it doesn't sound like much but small things tend to crush one's spirit after intense pressure. For me, it was that lack of co-operation by Kenya Power. That was the point I needed someone, anyone really to tell me that it was going to be ok! That one night of darkness won't be my downfall. Electricity did come back an hour later. But I was too annoyed to wake up and use it.
We do unnecessarily walk alone... alot. With no one but ourselves to lean on. Which is quite sad with all the numbers we have in our phone books. But rarely do we at a point of need call and say we are in problems. Most of us tend to think that we are being a bother.I know for the most part of my life, I could have texted someone last night just to get the pressure off.
So today I refuse to walk alone and I will tell everyone that the flipping jav dropped me off 3 bus stops down and I had to walk 1 km to the office. But on the bright side, I am much fitter today than I was yesterday.