Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Simple Solution

Dunno if anyone has faced a similar situation. Getting small  domestic repairs done has always been a pain  and the pain somehow seems to be increasing by the day. This sector is the most unorganised.Of course in India most sectors are unorganised which leads to this constant tussle in the mind , was I duped? Could I have bargained for less?

In the area where I reside , there are about four electricians. I have patronised one. My neighbour said he is a cheat . So I tried my neighbour's electrician but there seemed to be a nexus between them and I was still with the tussle. Hubby dear said better the known devil. So it was back to the first electrician.

The moment I need to call him , I go on my back foot and quiz him a lot about the bill he submits , but have to pay the amount finally, feeling defeated. The feeling is worse than the emotions which arise when I make a loss on my stock market trades. Losses which run into thousands sometimes compared to the few rupees the electrician may be duping me of. But then my trade losses are ones I am willing to take .Losses which have occured knowingly and not one out of cheating. The feeling of betrayal is horrible and I am forced to trust him!! Am  I making a mountain out of a molehill?

Today I found the solution ! I follow  "Ancient Proverbs" on twitter  and this common sense Chinese Proverb did it. 

If you suspect a man, don't employ him, & if you employ him, don't suspect him. -Chinese Proverb

So that does it, I won't  torture myself anymore over the electrician.