Please explain

For the ones that do not ask but would like to know what happened to Kasun I will explain to set the facts straight.

Kasun joined me 8 months ago to be trained as a competent crew and to learn about our Western ways, so he could go forward and provide a better life than the future he had in Sri Lanka.  Unfortunately, being treated as an equal sent the wrong message as he quickly learnt the fine art of drinking, eating and socializing while waiting for “Good Luck” to arrive.  I have come to understand now why these countries do not move forward.  Everybody sits around waiting for ” Good Luck “.  I tried my best and failed.  He is  basically a good 21 yr old young man going on 15.  I never took him along to be my servant or my butler but I was willing to teach him all he wanted to know.  His hunger was not for knowledge, it was purely materialistic.  In 8 months, Kasun did not learn  anything past hosing the boat and he can apply this to gardening in the near future.

After  a detail explanation on his failings and wishing to stop him from wasting his time, my time and my money it was time to send him back to Galle.  He still does not understand where he went wrong or perhaps ostriches also exist in Sri Lanka.

Good Samaritans, with the “feel sorry mentality” did also have a negative effect on Kasun’s behavior as it undermined  the stand up for yourself principles I tried to teach him.

Being basically a lazy race, they do not need more encouragement by charitable hand outs.  Save those for the disabled and intellectually handicapped people.


About Paco

I am living my dream of sailing around the world, and to visit and meet as many places and people time will allow me.
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2 Responses to Please explain

  1. Kathleen Tucker says:

    You disgusted me for not taking financial responsibility for Batu’s accident as a captain is supposed to, then even more for leading him on to believe you would take him back to the boat when he recovered. Now, Kasun! I am just thankful you did not desert him somewhere with no way to get home, as I expected you to.
    I am so glad you are not from the USA, I’d hate to have your kind of “man” (using that word very loosely) out there in the world representing us.

  2. Paco Arevalo says:

    Dear Kathleen,
    I am glad that I am not your type of American that shoots first and asks questions later. You obviously do not have a clue about what you are talking about and are one of the self opinionated people that fester this world. Should you take the trouble to find out the events that caused Batu to be repatriated you might change your opinion, even for a small mind like yours. Your kind is what make an embarrassment for other decent Americans. The decent thing to do would be to put the gun to your head and pull the trigger(make sure it is loaded) the next time you want to comment about something you don’t know any thing about..

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