Following Through


I am not sure there is anything more disappointing than a person who promises something and then doesn’t follow through on it. Okay, there are lots of other disappointing things.  Your sports team doesn’t win.  You miss the bus……I could go on.  However, being disappointed by false promises is somehow more irksome.  Luckily, my friends are not at all like this.

The truth is, though, that this kind of disappointment happens often enough that we build up some immunity towards it. We somehow shrug it off, regardless of how much it hurts us.  Later, in quiet hours, we might lament it, but we’ve come to expect it.

Today’s Perfect Moment celebrates the opposite. Today’s Perfect Moment celebrates those rare times when people actually do what they say.  Does it restore my faith in all of humanity?  Sadly, no.  However, it does help.

One of my students from France promised to bring some kind of chocolate bread they serve for breakfast at his residence for all his classmates (and presumably the teacher).  He mentioned this, but my calloused soul did not expect him to follow through.  My hardened soul expected no treats and no explanation or apology.

Surprised is how I would describe myself when he unveiled a heap of these things just as break time started.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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3 Responses to Following Through

  1. lkvy says:

    “However, being disappointed by false promises is somehow more irksome.” YES. I know so many people who routinely make empty promises.

    Why not just surprise me, goddammit!

    Congrats on your snack!

  2. Hunida says:

    What a guy!!! French bakes are the best. ♡

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