Outdoor Unusual Professions
Discussions about being different and pursuing some unusual profession have been the flavor of the week. Then I met couple of ladies who showed me the other side of the coin. Here are two daring ladies who don’t want their real names shared as humility is an integral part of their lives.
She is a PhD holder and so she should be called a Doctor. This lady has just done something out rightly brilliant. She has found a way to make kids play. Parents these days are of the opinion that only that is paid for is good. She went ahead and took up an empty plot for rent. Then she converted it into a park. Here only kids are allowed and that too for a small price. Parents don’t mind paying her small entry fee. The park doesn’t have any slides, swings or any such regular park items. All that there is there is a huge crowd of kids. They are split age wise and then are made to play games which most of them haven’t seen or heard of. The games they are made to play are kho kho, lock and key, stapoo and so on. It’s all games she has played as a kid. This place is an ideal destination for all those who want their kids to play and sweat it out. It’s not a class and so it’s not forced and is definitely not boring.
The first reaction from the kids was “when will you come to pick me up?” She says the first few days she had nightmares as kids would come and stand and discus gadgets and apps. Then slowly they began having fun and today her numbers are increasing steadily. She has now taken up few more plots for rent and her friends are helping out.
This dynamic lady has a jogger’s lane in one of her family properties. This is a place exclusively for women. There is good music playing in the background. Ladies are allowed to walk and make friends at the same time. Once in a week she conducts some games for the ladies and you should see the kind of fun these ladies have. They discuss their serials, interests and even kids. The place is filled with a lot of lovely flower plants too. This place is crowded with ladies who keep walking and talking. She says seeing so many of them taking a step towards physical and mental health is her driving factor. I understood the physical health part of it and asked her how walking helped them mentally. She says that ladies who come here alone too find friends very soon. Talking things out and sharing your feelings with other women is the best stress buster for most women.
I asked her why kids and men are not allowed here. She says kids will not let their mothers walk, most of them will come make a cute face and say “carry me”. The men are not allowed so that no lady feels uncomfortable. Since this is an all ladies zone you will find a lot of ladies who are normally in a pallu, covering their head all day long at home walking here without it. A lot of Muslim ladies too come here without their burkhas.
Unusual and yet very successful, these ladies are a complete inspirational package. Hope you too find some interesting and unusual profession to do in your free time.