When we promise something to our loved ones, we feel it imperative to fulfill such a promise. Our integrity is at stake if we do not keep our word.
Our wives, our kids or grandkids expect us to keep our promise, otherwise, how are they to ever trust us? And what examples are we setting for our future generations?
We will break their hearts and their spirits if we do not follow through. This is how people develop the integrity that they will carry with them their whole life. That is why an honorable person will go to any extent to keep a promise.
Why is it that integrity of keeping promises stops at the doorstep of some public offices?
Have we become resigned to the fact that we don't deserve what was promised to us before we gave our vote?
As citizens, we deserve to expect that promises given to us be fulfilled as much as our wives expect our promises to them be fulfilled. It would be nice if we could start afresh and be honest and true to one another to not promise anything that we cannot deliver. Whether it is a new purse for the wife, a new car for our son or a new toy for a grandson, even a water meter delivered in a timely manner.
I long for the old days when your handshake was your bond.
I would like to thank our mayor in advance for the new water meter he promised.