we just don't notice

@jazel_juan (15767)
Philippines
November 17, 2011 2:48am CST
People at times. Sometimes we are too busy with our own lives that we do not notice other people around us. One of my co-workers in this institution died last week, she died a gruesome death. She was one of the field officers who collect people of their loans from the institution, she was nabbed at gunpoint and killed. Shot at the back. She is just 32 years old, single and with aging parents. Yesterday was the interment, it was sad and it made me cry and realize a whole lot. The thing is she is in the company for more than a year and i know i see her often but i didn't really take time to stop and talk to her, it made me sad and regret that i should have talked to her...or at some point get to know her. There are those who said their eulogies on how sweet and kind she is. Well.. i guess it happens, you just don't notice people.
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
Oh that's really sad jaz. I'm sorry I haven't been able to talk to you for a few weeks now, I've been busy with studying and I'm having financial problems because I quit my job (to be able to concentrate on studying). The exams getting nearer and I'm scared stiff. Your job is really scary. I hope you're not one assigned on the field as well. Especially with the people there, they can be pretty war-freak. You know what I mean. What is Zamboanga known for? I guess that's why I believe there is no hope for that place. People are quick to resort to violence to solve a problem. We should really move someplace. Not Manila though. The traffic drives me nuts. How will your institution work now? I believe more employees are now cautious. Take care as well okay? Don't accept field assignments.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
Glad to hear from you. I am wondering what happened to you but i kinda guessed you were busy with your reviews, time flies fast and January is near, that is your exam month right? I am praying you will ace it like you always do. Well, don't worry i am not assigned in the field, the incident actually happened in Zamboanga del Sur.. in Margosatubig, some island in Sur. Well, the office financially helped the family, the mother was just here this afternoon claiming the insurance benefit of 300thousand..it is not that big and i know it also wont bring back their daughter's life. The office is also helping the family seek justice. Move? where? let me think, want to go to Canada? hehe! or NZ?
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
Don't want to go abroad though. Way to cold! And the license I'll be getting can't be used there. Somewhere in Visayas maybe? Not too hectic but not too war-freak either. P300,000 isn't big at all. They might even use it all up in one year if they're not careful in investing it. I know, it's not the same as having a daughter, but at least she was responsible enough to plan for insurance. Unlike me, I don't have any. P300,000 is better than nothing. Exam is on January 27 and 29. That means I might be on and off here in mylot, and anywhere else for that matter. I'm not even sure if I can go home to celebrate Christmas.
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
P.S. Pray for me.
@bunnybon7 (36431)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Nov 11
perhaps its best that way. if you knew her better the pain would last longer. i know i cry and feel bad when something like that happens but if i know them really well, it takes a long time to get over them.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
its one way to look at it bunny.. and true if i known her more, it will hurt more..
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
17 Nov 11
That is really the harsh truth of the matter. There are just a lot of people that we might see during the day, but it really doesn't register in our mind as well. Then when they die, it is rather something that is just jarring. I think that it really does take a horrific thing to get us to note the presence of some people. That is the thing about working with any company. We see people but we might only barely exchange a handful of words, despite working with them for years and years. That is just something that is harsh but ultimately true to say the very least. Then they are gone and we learn about them. Often times we wished that we got to know them when they were still alive.
@ifa225 (11099)
• Indonesia
17 Nov 11
hi Jazel sad to hear this there is so many kind person out there that we don't notice but i believe that everyone had play an important role for their family
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
yes and if these people do not deem their importance, to other people they are of great importance and i could feel the pain of the family
• India
17 Nov 11
My deepest condolences to your co-worker. Yes, as you said, in today's world we just don't notice people who are around us and they sometimes comes to help us a lot without asking anything in return.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
so true, it is sad to see someone pass away.. we are all sad here in the office it happened that way. We all die but then hers is just gruesome and so sudden.
@devi53 (348)
• India
18 Nov 11
jazel we all running in the busy world, even-though it is very sad you have not noticed the co-worker. i will pray it will not repeat in the next time we have to get time for noticing co-workers.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
For me yes it is so be approachable to each in everyone in your life think of it many can do much thing in your life that's what Jesus Christ do to his individual.
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Regret come across when a situation end, or when somebody is gone.. Surely time flies and we cannot bring it back again... Our love one also is part of the people who sometimes "we just don't notice" and by that since realization came we can give even a simple smile to everyone or to people that we love. A simple act and a word "take care" means a lot... I'll pray for guidance and blessings to the family of your late office mate. She had a sad end story but I'm hoping that justice will be given to her in due time. May she find peace wherever where she is right now... Thanks to you... :)