The biggest problem in life is a person’s attitude, and you don’t need a Shiv Khera to endorse this fact and it is not the first time I am writing about it. The day begins with my maid, an absolute illiterate who is too assertive for my comfort. She arrives while I am half, sometimes quarter way through my morning walk and literally persuades me to let her into the house to finish her chores. When I tell her she is much ahead of her scheduled hour, her stock answer is, ‘it is just for today.’ She is a very fast worker going about her job of leaving the vessels greasy, the floor dusty and the wash rooms in a flood of water. Even if I venture to suggest she improve the quality of her work, she again becomes defensive and more often offensive that too talking in the loudest voice possible, saying when she is already good at her work how can I expect her to do better!
As the day progresses, and you decide to step out to get a few things for the house and attend a marriage reception at the end of the day, you should thank your stars if the driver of the cab you engage doesn’t display his ‘attitude.’ You find yourself a silent witness to what he likes doing best even as he is driving you crazy by talking into his mobile non stop, more often fighting with his wife. Trying to give a few instructions/ directions to your destination will fall on deaf ears because his ears are otherwise engaged. If you try with all your might to draw his attention, he literally drives you mad showing his annoyance by driving at break neck speed making you fear for your life! You breathe a sigh of relief once the car stops at your house with a thud jerking you out of your seat!
Well, the attitude of the higher ups is less mentioned the better, be they the politicians with power or the moneyed sans conscience who infest our society at the perils of the common folks like you and me.
n.meera raghavendra rao