Looking at my family as we tried to kill a chicken for dinner got me thinking. This is an activity done by people all over the world which can in some very distant way be related to how we behave. Yes people this is a legitimate question how do you kill a chicken. Some choose to cut the head of with a knife, some prefer to strangle it first then cut of the head, and some even prefer to knock it out first hen cut the head off. Then we have those who cannot bear to kill the chicken yet love the tasty meat. So now you are wondering what this librarian is going on about who cares how you kill a chicken it’s the results that count, right. NO! How you kill a chicken matters to how you resolve the problem.mmh

Let us talk about xenophobia a burning topic these days. What is the definition of xenophobia? Check in your newspaper, ask a friend even look it up on Facebook of all places.  Xenophobia is a cruel act which most people consider inhuman. It’s the senseless killing that will eventually graduate to genocides which always end up with wars and suffering for all countries involved. I will not harp on about xenophobia because believe me l have a lot to say on the topic but instead let us think about how certain kinds of people will attempt to solve the problem. It all comes back to my chicken theory

We have group A those who prefer to cut the head off with a knife. I agree the method is fast and effective. This group most probable will suggest that they as a community forma team which will stop these barbarians in their tracks. How do you stop an angry man yes the final way which is through death. Thus armed with their rifles and machine guns this group will literally bring an end to this attack. Ruthless most people might say but who am l to

Then we have group B those who prefer to strangle the chicken first then cut off the head. No mess no fuss right you won’t have to struggle holding the chicken down would you? These will suggest an ambush of the leaders of the group away from the crowded areas then kill them all. Obviously the mob without a leader will turn on each other which will lead to an inevitable end to xenophobia. That is one way to end it right.

The third group knocks out the chicken using the handle of the knife then kills it. These will suggest that the group be doused by sleeping gas then the leaders are chosen and executed while the rest will be sent to prison or fined heavily. The whole group receives punishment but according to their level of participation. Most people will agree with this judgement and peace shall once more reign on the country.

Finally we have those who like the chicken but cannot bring themselves to kill it. This is those who are forcing the government to take action and put an end to this hooligan behaviour. Those who crave the peace but are not willing to get out of their comfort zones and grab it. Those who watch every night from the safety of their houses looking at the screens of their televisions and tablets to see what is happening. It is those who share the gruesome videos and send angry messages to their friends about how they hate what is happening.relax

I admit l am one of those who like the chicken but cannot bear to kill it what kind of a chicken murderer are you. The next time you think of chicken for dinner ask yourself what kind are you.

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Betrayal is like an induction test you need to get into the exclusive world of business. It separates the boys from the men and girls from women. Yes everybody this is a test you need to pass and l am providing you with the cheat sheet with all the answers. Even we librarians face this test from time to time.

Have you ever been deeply betrayed by a colleague who used you as a stepping stone to success. Then let me guess you then went around o your friends in the office ranting about the unfairness of it all and painting yourself as a victim of malicious sabotage. Well my friend you are not alone. As much as people always tell us to be prepared for the worst in business but we never are. So now let us discuss the best ways to deal with such an act.


I understand most people might think this is easy as you are simple trying to express your anger but you are forgetting one significant detail the offender also views himself as an innocent who was forced by circumstances. So in this situation instead of being angry and shouting try and explain it to them how angry their actions made you. Yes people talking over stuff is not something only reserved for women? Even though it might not achieve much it relieves the anger in you.


Yes if something this bad happened to you, you are given a free ticket which allows you to sulk but only for a day. You do not want to destroy all your friendships by holding grudges and refusing to talk. There is a thin line between being angry and being immature do not cross it. Give yourself a couple of hours to blame the offender for all the bad things that are happening into your life and how you want to make them suffer. That brings us to point number 5.

Plan the most elaborate revenge plots

No one said you have to mature about but remember plan it do not implement it. Think of the most complicated plan which will cost a lot of money and include even celebrities like Sylvester Stallone to say in his amazing accent that revenge is a dish best served cold. You are even allowed to form an evil laugh and cackle to yourself for the whole day. Remember just one day do not exceed that.sylvester Funny Sylvester Stallone MEME

Forgive Them

This is the final and most crucial step FORGIVENESS. Yes even though they do not deserve it and will most likely do it again just forgive them. Remember you are not doing it for them but for you. Release that grudge so that it stops being your problem and weighing you down. That is the only way you can make it in business.

Get betrayed, follow these steps then and most importantly let it go. Yes as hard as it may be if you don’t let it go you are only hurting yourself. Most importantly remember what does not kill you only makes you stronger.strong

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