12/23/2005

i had a wonderful dream

i dreamt that i was the head of a big charity organisation. and me and my senior executives were flown to a little island retreat to scheme our plans for the future of the organisation. we were all told to make ambitious plans. the bigger the better. and we decided to build 5 big hospitals, bigger than the govt hospitals, located north, south, east, west and centre. and the objective is to help people with all kinds of major illnesses. no need to worry about money. there are plenty of opms. other people's money. and with such a big mission, we will have the support from everyone. helping people in trouble will always be supported by the people and even the authorities. we worked out that we will need $2.5 billion. estimate $500 mil for each hospital. operating cost can come later. now we know how much to raise for the next 15 years, projected to build one hospital every 3 years. wow, we will be kept busy for the next 15 years and more as we will need to raise more money for the operating cost. when we retire we will all leave a legacy behind us. 5 big hospitals. our names will be carved in gold, or on gold plated boards hanging everywhere. they might even name the hospitals after the top executives. and we earn all these, good names, and a handsome income, all from public money. create jobs and recognition for ourselves. and that is only the small part of the goodies. imagine how many people will be grateful to us? the patients and their families and the public. and those whom we pay them very well with public money to make them beholden to us for life. and of course they better know how to take care of us with the money we throw at them. at the end to the day i woke up in cold sweat.

4 comments:

Speedwing said...

Wah, Redbean, in you dream how is it you did not pay yourself peanuts? If you had, you might just wake up smiling like some people in the news.

redbean said...

hi speed,

in my dictionary, peanuts only for monkeys. i rather be paid a couple of dollars than peanuts : )

Speedwing said...

ah, although in your dictionary peanuts are for monkeys or for satay sauce. Since the NKF saga, peanut has taken on a new meaning to many Singaporeans.

redbean said...

i must agree that you can't choose a better word than 'peanuts' in this context. it is so appropriate.