The Conversation. Again.


"Enak banget kayaknya jadi orang inspektorat itu ya?"

"Iya. Makanya kamu jadi PNS."

My mum insists on me becoming a civil servant. She seems okay if I don't end up becoming a teacher, as long as I still become a civil servant. I don't want to be a civil servant. I want to be able to try new things; to hop from one place to another before deciding to settle down in one job. She doesn't seem to understand. My dad doesn't either. He keeps talking about the security of being a civil servant.

But I don't want to. This conversation is going nowhere at all.