It is always difficult to leave the place where you have been living for more than half of your life just like that.
It is more difficult to leave knowing that no one cares about your departure. Worst still knowing that someone is eagerly waiting to see you out so that he can sit on your chair.
It is always sad to go into oblivion. But like soldiers, they say soldiers never die, they just fade away.I wish I too will not die but just fade away.
May be all the goods that I have done will be kept some where in the department's history, of which I seriously doubt.
Even when I am still here many have forgotten my contributions.
I never hope and expect to be praised for the little that I have done, but at least remember that I was here once and for a very long time.
Though in this heart how I wish they remember me and name a room in one laboratory north with my name. Why not? Of course I never reach the highest department's management post, but seriously I was one of the very few who was responsible for the building of the new lab.
Time is running fast. I wonder if I ever have the time to revisit all the places that I have served, if not for anything important, just for old time's sake.
In these last three months, the number of officers is decreasing fast, but the amount of work that need to be done is increasing.
What can I do? I will just do things the best that I could do, one at a time without stressing myself too much.
I am just waiting for the day when I will take leave before the official retirement day.
I hope I will still be healthy and wise come that day so that I will be able to share my experience, skill and knowledge with the up and coming veterinarians and pathogists!