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August 23, 2013

“Ate” and the young “Supervisor”

Words from Orakidorm —-  

The “young supervisor” is barely 5 years old and ordering his “Ate”, the domestic helper, to fetch him a glass of water. Mom and Dad are both at work (they have to, I guess) and he is eating chicken nuggets and drinking lemon tea while watching MTV (violent video) on a 54 inch flat screen TV with quadraphonic speakers mounted on the marble ceiling. Ate leaves the ironing which she was doing after she had cleaned the whole house and grandma, to fetch the young supervisor his water. “Throw away my trash,” he orders. He has learned to request things by observing his parents “ordering” the Ate around and has never heard the word “please” associated with any of the requests.

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