Friday, July 13, 2012

words that begin with ex: extricate

A warm 'Hello' from Warsaw!


I'm spending this day in Warsaw before I take off to Berlin. It's the beginning of my holiday time and I am so happy to announce another ex- word today:

EXTRICATE 

Why do I want to talk bout this word? Not only is it interesting but also very useful in my context today. But let's first try to explain the word... What it means is to release, to untangle, to free or - in other words - to remove or set free sth or sb with difficulty... In Polish I would say it is wyplątywać, uwalniać, wyciągać kogoś/coś... 

What do I have to say in this context?
Nothing much to be honest :) I just wanted to say that it is often so hard to extricate oneself from all those job related confines... But this is the day! I am beginning my holidays and it makes me so happy and free! My family and I will finally spend a few days here and there not thinking about work and everyday duties! It's such a pleasure to leave your hometown to be elsewhere... sightseeing, talking, walking, taking pictures, and just recharging batteries before another tough year.

A few examples from the Net:
  • She hasn't been able to extricate herself from her legal problems.
  • I finally managed to extricate myself from the tight jacket.
  • In less complicated cases, it is possible to extricate the casualty without actually cutting the vehicle...
  • Reward for helping to extricate Sir John Franklin, his ships, or their crews from the ice.
  • How to extricate yourself from a difficult situation in the workplace? 
My question to you:
Do you find it difficult to extricate yourself from work/studying? Have you ever been extricated from a trap?   
Looking forward to your posts! 

16 comments:

  1. I have been extricated from the trap by my... God :) My life was really complicated few years ago. And it's a huge miracle that I've changed so much in my life...

    To extricate from work you mean... hm, like to separate work and private life?

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    1. Welcome to the club then! God is great! I don't know how to separate work from private life but I am trying to do my best! I hope I am successful. In fact, I think I have achieved a certain level of proficiency in this matter as when holidays start I switch myself to this lovely holiday stand-by mode, which makes me totally forget about work and all those work-related problems. I guess one can learn it although it was not easy in the beginning... At first, that is some 7 years ago, I needed at leas a week to get used to relaxing myself...

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  2. So, am I the only person who hasn't got any problems at work? ;) Maybe this is why I don't have any problem to separate work and private life :)

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    1. You're lucky then! I would risk saying that it's very difficult to have a stressless job these days... if you're lucky to have one at all :)

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  3. But I think if I worked not in a private school, it would be different... I'm just a little worker of the private schools. I think there is less responsibility, different children... And I have really fantastic bosses :) And, of course, I don't have to listen to complaints of other teachers. I worked in a public school for some time... And breaks in the staffroom was just a never-ending torment... And you can list many negative aspects of working in private schools, such as jobless summer holidays, changeable salary etc. But God helps us. There was never a time that we had no money for food, bills and even some entertainment... I'm still praying for job in a public school, but it's not something I could die for. It's not the most important... Ok, I think I complicated my post a little... ;)

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    1. Nope, your message is clear... However, there are also many private schools that could be a pain in the butt... In fact, private schools, if run properly, are more demanding in many respects... But maybe I am mixing things up now :)

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  4. Yeah, can be a pain... I worked in a one of the private schools here. It was a two months course. And that was enough! :) I mean working with this boss was ok (but I had very rare contact with this boss:), but I heard many strange opinions from many many teachers. Now my bosses let me working on my own. I can ask qustions if I don't know anything. However, they really trust me and this is the greatest motivation to work hard. They know that they have the best worker ;) and I work with no stress. You know, I'm a bit obstinate (przekorna?)...

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    1. For 'przekorny' I'd use the word 'contrary'... However, being 'obstinate' has a lot to do with being 'contrary'... I have the following picture in my mind... First you are contrary (and it's a person who intentionally wants to disagree with and annoy other people) and then people just become 'obstinate' as they don't want to withdraw... In any event, it's a real blessing to have a good boss, which doesn't happen often these days. I also used to have some good bosses but I prefer being my own boss :)

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  5. "obstinate" had many meaning in my dict :) Also "przekorny". I wasn't sure if "contrary" was correct in this meaning. But if you say so. I believe you :)

    Being my own boss is the best option. But only sometimes possible :) surely not in my situation :)

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    1. Yes, this is what I have always loved about English... one word and a thousand meanings :) You are probably just as right as I am :) Speaking of being your own boss is not exactly that sweet... After all, you have to decide about everything and if you are a poor manager, your boss can eventually fire you :)

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    2. My husband wanted to start his own business. We were trying to get some money from EU and, at the same time, we were praying for it. One day we lost a chance to get that money. But only a few days later he got an offer to change his job. Better paid, very good contract, he could spend more time at home and you know, he becomes a manager... It was a special sign what decision we should make. So, as we can see, being a boss is not a task for everyone :) We were really afraid that at the beginning having our own business will require from us spending much time apart. We would stand it. What about our baby who really needs mummy and daddy? I really sigh with relief we can't have our own business :) It is very stressful, isn't it? Especially in this bureaucratic country...

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    3. Our Lord Jesus made it very clear in His Sermon on the Mount that we aren’t to worry ourselves about ‘tomorrow,’ that our Heavenly Father God knows our needs before we even ask Him, and that He will faithfully provide for us (Matthew 6:25-34). Placing our faith in God for our future needs should give us confidence in His provision for us as well as an open hand for all we meet who are in need. And this should be our motto whenever we're in doubt or too much concerned about the future. And this is my other fave text: Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

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  6. Yes, one of the most beautiful sentences in the Bible. I also thought about it. And I always think about it when we have some, not only financial, problems :)

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    1. True! It's difficult to apply this wisdom at times though... :)

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    2. Yeah. We need so much time to believe, to trust... But it's so much easier for me now than it was few weeks ago. This summer God really experiences us. And even if now I have some doubts I don't panic. Somewhere deep inside of me I feel secure.

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    3. Absolutely! Life seems to be easier even when we are scourged when we know God is always with us.

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