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Staircase (standard:non fiction, 603 words)
Author: JuggernautAdded: May 22 2012Views/Reads: 1562/1352Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Tired of living on a staircase, read this.
 



Staircase 

Subba Rao 

“I am tired of living on this vertical staircase for so long,” 

complained Juggernaut loudly. 

“You were not standing on the stairs, you are sitting on a 

chair in my office spitting out concepts and abstract ideas with no 

practical applications to make money,' Dan looked at Juggernaut with a 

look of “are you kidding me?” 

“Not just me, the entire world population close to 7 billion 

born and live on the steps of a vertical staircase on which either you 

can go up or down and no sideways.” “If it is children growing up, 

their growth is defined in terms of class from 1st grade, if a student 

takes a proficiency test of some kind, it is all about the score, low 

or high; if a student get admitted into a college, is it tier 1, II or 

III college? Everything is measured on a vertical scale either up or 

down, low or high as if there were only two directions, that's why I 

feel that I have been living on a vertical stairway as I know myself.” 

“Since you put it that way, I can see that I am also living on 

the stairway too, when I was making a million, people making over a 

million were looking down on me standing on a step above me; now I am 

making two million, there were scores of others looking down on me from 

step above; I am either below somebody or above somebody, I don't want 

to stand on this stairs.” Dan suddenly opened up his heart as if 

somebody opened a zipper and let him out from a body bag. 

“I am glad you quickly figured it out what I have been feeling 

for decades and could not articulate my feelings,” juggernaut looks 

relieved of some inner pain. “Everyone should feel that they are 

standing on a mound at the center of a Baseball field with a view of 

almost 360 degrees and not like a Cricket field pitch that allows 

running between the wickets up and down only.” 

“Your cricket pitch analogy explains all; no wonder why when I 

started watching Baseball, I fell in love with the game watching the 

players running between the bases around the field not just between 

wickets up and down as in Cricket; the pitcher or bowler in the 

baseball has to look around almost 360 degrees when bases are loaded 

not like a bowler in Cricket who concentrates on one batsman straight 

ahead, just one direction,” Dan was lighted up. 

“We shall consider scrapping titles like V.P, President, CEO, 


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