Worrying is Good
Now, all of you must be thinking that how can worry be good. Well, this week we have been discussing unusual professions and in my quest to look for something really unusual I stumbled upon this profession.
My mother is a Virgo and in her words, worrying is in her blood. Even if I am heading out today she will ask me questions like
- Have you locked the house?
- Where have you kept the keys?
- Check for the keys?
- Don’t let in hang out of your pocket.
- Keep it in the same place in your handbag and it should be the most secure and unreachable zip in your bag.
Most of the times my dad and me tend to laugh at her over protective nature; but it’s her thoughtfulness that has bailed me out of innumerable problems.
Mrs. Upasana calls herself the biggest devotee of worrying but it’s her worrying that has landed her this current job that she holds. She is an expert in finding faults, what you and I can oversee is exactly what she can spot. I couldn’t catch head or tail of her job and so I asked her for a few examples.
If you are going to have a baby then one major task that you need to undertake is make the house baby proof. This is done by making sure that there is no place that the baby can crawl into and get hurt. To ensure that there are no plug points which are low enough for the baby to try and put a finger etc. As new parents they make sure that their house is safe and afterwards Upasana is called in. She checks each room carefully and then lets you know what all needs to be done further. She says in most homes there will be one ceiling fan which will be very fast but will be noisy as well and she tells them to get it changed as its noise can wake up the baby or at times the fan may even fall down. She suggests that door stoppers need to be put so that the baby’s fingers don’t get crushed. If you are using bubble wraps for water dispensing then the entire unit should be kept at a height where the baby can’t reach it.
Then in case of an event like a marriage or a baby shower etc, she is called in right at the end to make sure that all arrangements are done. She says most often she will find the dustbins are either not enough or are just forgotten about. Back up outfits for the bride and groom are always there but sometimes the shoes are just ignored and so on and so forth.
The main thing here is she has converted her worrying into her strength. She is just downright practical and visualizes situations and their solutions better. At the start she used to just call it worrying. Her relatives and kids used to call her just before heading out for a trip to ask her if she could think of anything that they have forgotten. Slowly she stopped calling it worrying and said I am a practical thinker. Today she has a solid client base which includes a whole lot of relatives and friends. She says she entered this profession as a challenge today she is getting paid for it.