Saturday, 22 April 2017

S- Slow

Ever heard of a house maid who is sincere beyond one can imagine? She is punctual, she is hardworking and soft spoken, she is honest, she is helpful, she hardly takes leaves and works extra if required and doesn’t even ask for extra money, for she is happy with whatever she gets, and she has the integrity towards her work and her employer. Still, she cannot make them happy... there is something that is always left for them to pick out.

Initially, when she joined work, she was bullied by other staff members in the house because of the color of her skin and the way she looked. But slowly and gradually, she won everyone’s heart with her pleasing and genuine nature. She started with 500 bucks a month and then eventually increased her work and now makes 10 grand a month. That’s how she progressed.

But... there is always a but everywhere (I ask why?!)
In spite of trying her level best, she fails and hears cuss words. She is chided from time to time for something or the other and isn’t treated in a good way,... may be because she is an easy target amongst all the staff members?

She is slow and gets scolded for it all the time. It takes more time for her to complete a simple task and in between the employer loses all the patience. She hears everything quietly, without uttering a single word in return because of deep down in her heart, she knows she is wrong, that she makes mistakes and works really slowly and that is why she feels okay to be vilified all the time!

Sometimes, it breaks my heart to see such scenarios... I feel what have we become as a race?! I get the fact that she works really slowly and it’s only natural for the employer to lose their patience but why be inhuman? And if they have so much of problem with her then why not ask her to leave? They know they won’t get a staff like her, ever! They never have from so many years and now when they have her, they don’t want her to go! Why would they? She takes care of the kids, feeds them food, looks after the plants, cooks food, cleans the house, does laundry and several tidbit things that keep on going 24*7! If she has more work than usual, she doesn’t even take a rest in the afternoons! And after doing so much... she gets berated for one thing or the other!

Sadly, that is how things have started functioning in our society!


Welcome to my Blog! This A to Z Challenge, my theme is Let’s see the other Side’. Through this theme, I'm trying to giving voice lot of things that go around us and yet I can't do much to bring about the change. I feel, sharing my thoughts in my space here will somewhere make someone think and bring about the change we all want to see!
where I’ll be sharing about the daily nuances that we’ve been seeing in the same way since 1990’s! (:P) But this time you’re going to ponder over it a bit differently.

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11 Discussion

  1. I really get disturbed when I see people misbehaving with people who are of a lower economic cadre than them. You're right, no amount of precision on their part gets acknowledgement or appreciation.

  2. Human nature! They want it all, and they want it all perfect! I am very courteous with my staff, no matter how they are. They make our lives easier that should be reason enough, even if one lacks manners!

  3. I know what you mean G - when My house maid starts to frustrate me with her ways, I know its time to ask her to leave rather than fighting with her or shouting at her.

    A gorgeous Summer Palace in Bangalore

  4. Exactly. I don't understand the point of creating unnecessary conflicts. If you're not happy with a situation, change it. If you can't find a better option, then live with it. Simple.
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @

  5. Yes another sad reality. My heart breaks when I see people who don't treat their maids properly.

  6. What a sad plight. My earlier house help Meera was like this but her slow yet good work made her almost like our family member.

  7. It is really sad when such things happen. We need to stop have prejudices and picking out mistakes.

  8. hhhmmmm...bitter truth... :(
    People need to understand that they are also human like us and all they need is little sympathy...

  9. She should speak up. People who see this should speak up. There is no excuse for inhumanity :(

  10. oh..that's so sad..there's no value for honesty and hard work these days.

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

  11. Our maid here is the opposite - she blitzes through our house at the speed of light! I agree, if they have enough reason to employ her, they should just let the rest go.


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