Again my friend Mari Carmen (arsenal of fresh anecdotes), she tells me another story, as unusual as it may seem, is so real that it hurts to tell it.

Her nephew came to her house very upset, to say that he had just come from immigration, where he had been notified that he could not be granted the requested permission to leave, because his father had been a doctor on an international mission who, three years previously, had deserted.

No matter how much the young man explained that he didn’t know the true whereabouts of his father with whom he hadn’t maintained communications, and that it was his mother–who had lived abroad almost ten years–who was inviting him, the refusal of a permission to travel was repeated. And, they added, that he would have to be separated from his workplace for at least five years before he could reapply for permission to leave.

As is generally known, workers on our beloved planet, especially those in Healthcare, must wait five years after losing their employment relationship, to aspire to travel, and in addition during this period of time, if they are male, they’re subject to the slacker law (if you don’t work you can go to jail). It appears that this type of punishment is passed from parent to child by transference. Too bad the same thing doesn’t happen with houses, cars or any other type of material benefit.

May 30 2011

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