Any professionally inclined woman in India, in order to foster a hope of having a rich and rewarding career, has to get two extremely important decisions, right. The first one is quite obvious. It is the decision to choose a life partner who believes in her capabilities and considers her ambitions at par with his own. As easy as it may sound, all of us are aware of the hard work it takes to find someone like that and then settle down with him. I thank God, hundred times a day, to have gotten this decision right.
The second decision, which I underestimated the importance of, and hence have been constantly struggling with, is the decision to choose the right life support system also known as a House Maid. Since Yog was born and I slowly tried to get back to a work life balance, I have changed 6 maids at home. 6 maids over a period of 1 and half year is too poor a record for anyone who needs to manage tens of employees at work. My professional reputation would be seriously jeopardized if my business colleagues got to know about my record of hiring and firing house maids.
With each new maid, I vow to make it work, no matter what happens. She might be lazy, or stubborn or might even steal a few nick knacks at home, but as long as she handles the children well, I vow to bear with her. Tonight, standing at the precipice of firing yet another maid, I am definitely not a happy person.
Having tried so hard and yet failed so many times now, I seriously believe that just like the “match for marriage” which is made in heaven, the match between a woman and a house maid is also made in heaven. I know I have failed in finding the one made for me till now, but I do believe that someone out there is waiting for me to find her. As I wake up each morning, I pray that today will be the day that God will reveal her to me. As I go back to bed, I pray to God to forgive my sins and help me meet the right maid made for me.
Sigh! It is time to turn off the lights, seek forgiveness from God and pray that tomorrow might be the new start for the rest of my life.