It is 6:30 A.M. She is up and about to follow her day-to-day regime. Breakfast and a quick shower follows her morning prayer rituals. She then hops on to the ride number 317, her daily shuttle to work.
It is 9:30 A.M. She is at the salon and is going through her scheduled appointments for the day,making mental note of returning clientele. She,sure has a mundane routine but she has fun ways to deal with them too.
When I am getting my manicure done, we prattle a tad in hindi.
Me: "Didi, how many clients do you serve in a day?"
She: "8-10 approximately!", was her swift reply.
Me: "Ah! That's a lot." I comment.
She: "Aap company me kya kaam karte ho?" (What kind of work do you do at the company), was her interrogatory remark.
Me to Self: O'Dear Lord! Give me the strength to explain business analysis to her in simple hindi.
Let me add here, that I possess powers to speak hindi in ways that make me the subject of mockery everyday among my peers.Hence, to explain the job description of a business analyst was beyond my scope.I end up giving her some naive insight into computers.
Me: "Don't you get bored doing the same beauty treatments on a daily basis?"
She: "No!" .She said with a broad smile. "I try to jabber with most of them."
I learn that some patrons just want to keep hushed as their idea of a visit to the salon is relaxation. On the other hand there are homo-sapiens like me love quick banters at any time of the day.
By now, I think you figured out the inspiration behind this blog post. :)
Me: Do you face any snag at work?
She: "Yes! There is a long list. We find it very annoying to wax fetid underarms. I offer them some deodorant putting across a marketing stint." She laughs loudly. "Then, there are times when women want to get all chatty when I have a throbbing headache."
Me to self: "Sigh! So much to provide beauty care to others."
It is 8:00 P.M.
A couple of facials,a couple of body massages and several waxes later, she is all primed to take the 317 ride back home.
She never ceases to smile even after 10 hours of work.This lady never once utter's my favorite verdict 'I am so over my job'. She tells me that she loves making other people happy by taking care of them. Untiringly, she is such an inspiration for my daily regime, to go on 'No Matter What!'.
More power to this impregnable woman!