Thursday, June 18, 2009

Maa taught me another lesson

I was busy with documentation (as usual) and suddenly my mobile phone started to vibrate (yes I keep my cell on vibration when I am in office). Call from "Sweet Home" - received the call to learn that Mom had fallen on the courtyard and it might be a case of fracture. Oophh Maa, tomake niye arr pari na!

Maa - she is different. Her name is 'Surma' (indigenous cosmetic used as eye-liner); I can only remember another person with the same name - the famous Surma Bhopali of Sholay :D

She does not walk, she only runs. She manages all household chores with almost no help from us - we hardly get time to assist her (but we want to, honestly). All of us are sweating heavily to manage the work that she does alone everyday. Maa, tomar ki 10 ta haat?

It's needless to mention that I became restless after learning about her accident. However, I tried to keep my cool but it was actually "Hard to Keep My Cool". I planned my steps quickly; as I was not sure whether or not I would be able to come office next day, I decided to complete the documentation and other pending works ASAP.

However, I still gave Deb (a dear friend) a brief about the job so that he can finish the job in my absence. I did not take any break and concentrated deeply. And I finished all the work by 5:30 pm. Now, I need to revise the doc before sending it over to the client; but I am relieved.

Lesson learned: It's all about how you think - panicking is not going to help you any way; think rationally and sketch your plan of action accordingly. Believe in yourself - yes...you can do it.

4 comments:

moon said...

Hats off 2 u...the way u managed it. But u know...moms r like that they have the eternal habit of managing the entire household on their own ...I think my mom is spoiling me this way :)

moon said...

I wish your mother get well soon!

Saikat Sengupta said...

i feel helpless when i see her suffering from pain. doctor has suggested to fix the dislocated bones with a screw through operation. i am really very tensed...not sure how to offer her some relief.

moon said...

I understand...things are not in your hand actually, she will be okay ...I think you should spend more time by her side...it will relieve her mentally