There was a time, before the 1960′s when the husband went to work, and the “little lady” stayed home, took care of the kids, cooked, cleaned, etc. Many consider those times before Women’s Suffrage, to have been both degrading and unequal to the fairer sex. I happen to agree, but I also happen to agree, and I believe quite arguably, that those were by far simpler and far more innocent days as well.
Today however, times having drastically and dramatically changed, both adults in the household must be gainfully employed to even make ends meet. My wife has a wonderful job, B”H, but I unfortunately, despite rumors of a booming economy here in Israel, have not been able to find stable work for nearly two years. So I have decided to try a different track altogether.
Today, at 10:00 am, I have an interview at an agency that provides, what we call here “Metupalim” (Care Givers) for the elderly and infirm, and or non-ambulatory citizens of our country. Look, I figure I change poo diapers everyday as it is with our two year old son, nothing grosses me out, I am very strong, and, I grew up spending hours upon hours in my father’s (who is a surgeon) operating room, observing feet being amputated, legs being open and repaired, and myriad other surgical procedures. Hence, bone and blood have little impact on me either.
Not all of the individuals, as I have alluded to above, are at the state where they need their asses wiped, or need to be showered by someone other then themselves. However, many of them are Holocaust survivors, war veterans, etc, and these types of people, I have always wanted to sit and spend time picking the brains of. Those times are gone, for now, and hopefully forever Be”H, but the survivors are still here, and many retaining their wit and wisdom, have a great many stories to tell and be heard.
The work can be challenging, that I understand, but what worthwhile and rewarding work isn’t? Plus the salary is superb, and I certainly wouldn’t say no to that! Now I just need to get myself hired.
I will keep everyone posted as to how the interview goes today.
Ta for now.