Morning. I’m running late to work customarily. I’m rushing out of the door, buttoning myself up on my way. There’s Ivan Kuzmich remaining on the bench. Everybody calls him Grandpa Kuzya, he has to do with 80 years of ages, however his mind is not that of an old man in all.
– You’re in a hurry once again?– the old man asks.
– Yeah, no happiness in individual life, – I reply finishing buttoning up.
– That’s because you don’t understand what happiness is, – he reproaches me.
It’s difficult to install, pay no regard that being 49 something I have not known joy.
I stop short, realizing that currently I’m sure to be late. But to catch the old man in his overweening misconception is far more important that telling-off at the workplace. What could an elderly person learn about joy? If he ever before had it, it was failed to remember long ago.
– Ivan Kuzmich, as well as do you understand what joy is? Did you have a trendy Mercedes, hot girlfriend, pretty better half? And also perhaps you used to be The Party’s Assistant General? Or a significant research worker? Possibly you located and also confirmed the formula of joy? Inform me. What is this all about?
– I’ll tell you just in brief as you remain in hurry. Just briefly and not surprisingly.
Pay attention. Going to work do not consider alcohol and also vacations. Commemorating a holiday do not consider work. Being beside your partner, do not think of mistress, while being with your mistress do not consider her hubby. Do not talk with a policeman about money as well as with kids and also next-door neighbors concerning your troubles as the very first won’t recognize while the late will be glad. Don’t lend cash, in the evening do not borrow salt, do not throw away rubbish. Bring your wage home, do not be jealous about your better half, check your children’ marks, stroll your pet often. And also the important things– always think prior to you say something. Do not claim anything simply to claim. You know, a word spoken in past remembering. And also for the head working well consume cereal in the early morning.
– So you intend to state that if I believe only regarding my better half, do not consider vodka, don’t talk about money with polices, do not obtain salt from my neighbor and also consume cereal in the early morning, I’ll be a delighted guy? Is that you formula of happiness?
– That’s it, that’s my formula of joy, – the old man replies with happiness, – and you should locate your own yourself. When you discover it, you’ll seem like a pleased man.
– Hey, it looks like you’re chatting simply to consume time. Cereal, vodka, cops … why should you tell me all this?
– Well … yesterday I’ve been to a dental professional. Been installed brand-new dentures. He said that I ought to speak a lot to obtain utilized to them. And also here you are, I spoke with you and seem to get utilized …