Working for a multinational company which most people and employees consider as one of the most stable work places in the country then, I can’t help but compare it now to the Titanic. The day it was built and the very day of its maiden voyage, the Titanic was flaunted and described by its engineers and owners as the biggest and as the unsinkable ship. But they soon found out that it wasn’t meant to be. And so are we.
While I’m not about to dwell on what isn’t clear at this moment yet, I’ve been thinking what if we are all in that gigantic ship when it struck the iceberg. What type of passenger or crew would we be?
Are we the night watch crew who trembled in fear when we realized that we missed informing the bridge of the huge iceberg because we’re so busy watching Jack and Rose making out in the cold?
Are we the economy class passengers who remained clueless of what is going outside because we are located at the ships lower deck?
Are we one of the crews who readily handed out life jackets by prioritizing those in the business class and give the remainder to those in economy?
Are we the ones who surrendered our fate and preferred staying with our kids and love ones until the very end?
Are we the captain who tried to shrug off the crash like it was just a bad dream and later on decided to go down with the ship instead?
Are we the crew who in an attempt to control the passengers from stampede accidentally shot one of them and out of desperation and regret turned the gun on himself?
Are we the lucky ones who got hold of the life boats and turned a blind eye to those hopelessly trying to survive in the frigid waters?
Or are we the band that played on so as to make our very best to entertain those who might have shut their mind to the imminent reality?
In our part, I can’t directly relate to the above mentioned characters but if James Cameron could have had a camera zoom more on the people running
around, we’d be seen just plainly walking around the ship’s deck, taking our time to enjoy the wonderful cold night sky and entering some of the food halls and ordering the most expensive food available (while wondering why the waiters seem pale). We may even be seen inside the car where Jack and Rose were before the tragedy. Hehe.
Tomorrow is D-day. But once again, Que sera sera.