Punitive action is not always the best action against violators.”
I pretty much agree with what my wife said after I came home after a half a day lost redeeming my ID after being apprehended with a jaywalking violation.
I always wanted to visit the city hall but not on this manner. The traffic getting there, the humid air and the long queue at the elevator are all testing my patience and trying to mock me in the face.
When I arrived at the 7th floor where I am supposed to redeem my ID, the atmosphere is more heated than the weather.
We all share the same evil looks and the same arid feelings of resentment, hatred and animosity. We were there because we were violators of an ordinance but it felt like we all committed murder.
I don’t live a thug life such that violence is not really my thing nor was I accustomed to it. But I never felt how it was to be pushed to the edge until my first time when I was apprehended and now that I am paying in cash for my ID.
We are all at the edge of our patience, everyone in the room. And one wrong word or move from anyone especially the employees processing our transaction would guarantee a holocaust.
We were all ready to kill at a moment’s notice.
But I don’t want to nurture my ill feelings so I turned my thoughts towards my family which made me smile instantly.
Still I cant brush the feeling of hatred however. It is still a drag and it really has the capability to compound itself exponentially producing catastrophic results.
But yeah, my wife is right again when she said that society creates its own criminals.
But with God’s grace and goodness I wont allow it to happen.
Focus on the good.
Have good intentions always.
And do what’s right and good even if no one’s watching. Do it not because you want to be lauded for doing what’s good but because it’s who you are.
So God help me.