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Training A New Person

Friday, March 15, 2013

I guess we struck lucky---in getting a live in Household Help!!!The lady in question is called Rasika and is a dimunative little thing--cheerful and very eager to please!!The reason for employing her was to get some load off my back--for with Ritu's Chemo Cycles plenty of work had increased during the last month.Cooking fresh,nutritive Food is not easy--for she cannot eat any raw Vegetables or Fruit--in case of Infection.That narrowed down the choices about our daily Menu considerably.Hence Rasika seemed like God sent---and well she definitely IS very useful.
However there is a flip side to this--training the lady to do exactly what one wants can be pretty daunting--specially for a person like me who just cannot denigate Work.I just can't sit back and twiddle my thumbs---it makes me irascible and edgy.Besides I like things done just so--and find even whatever my daughters do too clumsy--therefore for me tolerating a third person is positive Hell!!I mean she tries so hard to please that it makes me feel guilty--that's why I've relegated the job of training her to Vanita--who has now moved a notch up the ladder.Rasika too is a very restless person--who like me needs to be constantly occupied doing something or the other---she just can't sit still!!Therefore I get worn out trying to keep her occupied!!Monday we cleaned out my well kept Closets--Tuesday we got her acquainted with the Kitchen.Wednesday my sisters-in-law came over for the Day--so she had plenty to do--Thursday I told her to dust every corner of my Living Room--for there are Corniches placed with plenty of Artifacts in each and every corner--today we roasted the Spices needed for making my traditional Spice Powder(Masala) and tomorrow I'll grind it to a Powder while she helps by passing the ground Powder through a Sieve so as to separate the coarse residue from the fine one!!
I find that telling her to do things is far more tiring and time consuming as against doing those things myself--besides since she has still to get used to staying alone--I too am under House arrest!!However I do appreciate her eagerness to be useful---and I'll admit having all the Veggies cleaned and chopped without lifting a finger is certainly a boon--as is clearing away the Food after the Meal--and stowing the Left Overs in the 'Fridge afterwards was never one of my favourite jobs!!Maybe this time next week I'll be singing a different tune but as it's early days just yet---I think I'll just wait and watch!!
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  • MILLISMA
    It's difficult to hand things over to someone else when you are so use to doing things yourself. I would also enjoy having someone clean up after the meal and put things away. In time, I think you will enjoy having her there.

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    1289 days ago
  • LOOKINGUP2012
    Oh Wow! Hope you get used to her so you can devote your energy to Ritu. : )
    1289 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    I am one of those that has to have my hands in all of it too.
    1290 days ago
  • MIRFA71
    Sometimes it is stressful to have a help who needs constant instructions on a daily basis. But it is also a relief when work is done just by opening our mouth and pointing a finger emoticon
    1290 days ago
  • SAASHA17
    Lol..reminds me of the story of the demon that needed to stay busy and finally received a dog to straighten the tail...hehehe

    Mom is like that about her help too..she does so much and mom and she still fight over the work...hahaha..not like mom enjoys doing any of it...Here she does it coz its for her daughter and Son in law..lol....

    take care and IM glad u are not doing everything by urself..

    MAnasa
    1290 days ago
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