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On a cleaning day

Whenever I have to clean the house, which is mostly on Friday evening - that’s the only day when I actually have the time to do it - I like to listen to loud rock music. It makes me be more efficient. My neighbours already know that when they hear Rammstein playing, I must be cleaning. 

My neighbour asked me once, why do I listen to Rammstein, why not something more rhythmic, something that one could dance on. She revealed that she had the same habit. The only difference between me and her was that she was blasting her stereo while having Adele or Ed Sheeran singing. 

When she asked me this question, I started to laugh. I told her it was an old habit I developed during my university years. While I was living in campus, each cleaning day ended up with a party. And most of the times the real cleaning was done in the morning after, while playing “Du hast mich” loud, in order to awake everyone still present and tell them that the party was over and they had to leave.

I don’t think my story made too much sense to her. Anyway, I continued to play the same music all these years, because I found it cool. If it made sense to me, I didn’t care what anybody else said or thought. 

To be honest, I am aware that not a lot of people my age are fans of Rammstein. I actually doubt they might have even heard about them. The only person that I ever heard humming “ Du hast mich” was one of my clients who’s doingInverter Hybrid Toronto. Him, he did look like more like a biker than sales man. His tattoos, the outfit and the way he talked betrayed his musical preferences and his lifestyle.

I don’t really picture myself exposing myself to the rest of the world as him. Maybe because of my job. Or simply because I know what a professional should do and not do. I don’t want to put in jeopardy my career. I have worked too much to get where I am, just to blow it for a an uninspired choice.

Throughout my years at the firm, I saw what a poor decision can do to one’s career. One wrong step and you’re out. There’s plenty of others waiting outside the door, eager to show themselves and what they’re capable of. No one is irreplaceable!


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Fascinated by his surroundings, Thomas is someone who is curious who savours life. With his entrepreneurial fibre, he began very early to develop ambitious business plans, including his career as a conference speaker. His blog is the place where he likes to talk about a variety of subjects that interest him.