The Choices We Make


It was just another day at work…meetings, mails and making notes from case files.

I was glad that the day was coming to an end. My daughter’s first piano recital was in the evening, at the auditorium. A proud moment for us.

The room’s silence was broken by the ringing of the phone.

It must be the wife, I thought, reminding about the timings.

I picked up the phone and listened, as the team-mate reported from the crime scene asking me to join him.

The change of plans disheartened me, momentarily, but as a Policeman, it’s service above self, always!



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75 thoughts on “The Choices We Make

  1. First of all let me congratulate you on your move. Great blog. Nice write up for this prompt…in service of others πŸ™‚

  2. Generally, in these positions, they have a lot of people and work in shifts. Of course, at times it becomes inevitable to work outside one’s shift. But having to choose between the above two situations is difficult and you have brought the dilemma very well.

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    • It is not a rule but as you rightly mentioned, sometimes, you are not able to avoid such situations and the tilt is generally towards work… 😐

    • Agree, juggling the demands of a career and personal life is not an easy feat especially in highly competitive and tough job scenarios!
      Thanks V, glad you liked my new home! πŸ™‚

  3. Service above self. Yes, that’s how often the life of servicemen is. Not that it’s appreciated enough by those who take them for granted.

    Nice piece, Shilpa.

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