If we have a head ache, umpteen reasons are attributed to it, that is if we consult our family doctor. He prescribes a number of investigations to be carried out at the end of which our bank balance plummets down like a failed missile but the headache persists! But if we take a little time to analyse the cause, we ourselves can zero in on the reasons for the headache we suffer from and sometimes lessons can be learnt from others’ experience at no cost. My bespectacled 50 plus maid who has hypertension had been complaining of a headache for a while and she said it was due to tension. I suggested she get her eyes tested as an increase in power could be one of the reasons and she promptly heeded to my advise and after a few days one morning, she looked straight at me and said, ‘amma, how do you like my new specs?’. Only then I noticed her new glasses set in a beautiful frame and complimented her on her choice of the latter.
Even as I was thinking her headache would have disappeared, her complaint of it did not cease until one day she appeared relieved and also very cheerful.
‘You know, amma, my headache has completely disappeared ‘
How? I said.
Last week I ‘resigned’ from the house I was working in ‘ pat came her reply!
N Meera Raghavendra Rao