What I am writing about is this, why cant some people make a living out of these two extremes? A portable coin-operated weighing machine would do the business? Especially for physically challenged people, a small investment in this direction will make gr
What I am writing about is this, why can’t some people make a living out of these two extremes? A portable coin-operated weighing machine would do the business? Especially for physically challenged people, a small investment in this direction will make gr
KNOWING ONE’S weight once in a while is a healthy practice. It would keep the weighed conscious of their daily food intake and preferences, the need for maintaining a balanced weight gain or weight loss regime and the like.
Yes, I am 5.8 feet tall, and I weigh only 70 or 80 kilograms, and it has been so for long, and I am fit enough to carry on with my present job and lifestyle, and I don’t have to go for weight-loss regimes and therapies. Above all I can keep my doctor away. So goes the thought in one who gets her/himself weighed at a coin operated weighing device at a bus stand or railway station or a hotel lobby or somewhere else.
On the other hand: No, I cannot go like this. I am adding up a lot of weight much faster than I spend my days. So I need to seriously cut down on my food intake, change my life style and thus keep myself fit. So goes the thought of some others who get their weights done. The number of people, who stuff themselves up with any junk food that meet their eyes to add a few kilos to their constitution so that they could be free from ‘underweight’, is not small either.
What I am writing about is this, why can’t some people make a living out of these two extremes? A portable coin-operated weighing machine would do the business? Especially for physically challenged people, a small investment in this direction will make great employment-sense because people basically are interested in knowing their weight. And not all people are willing to get themselves weighed at railway stations, lounges and lobbies where they find these coin operated machines. It takes a break from people’s movement as they may be running against time.
If someone could take a handy weighing machine from person to person soliciting their attention by vocally highlighting the need for keeping fit, the importance of knowing ones weight and how cheap it is to get it done etc. will sure work out for the livelihood of a person. The investment is very small; the maintenance cost is almost zero for a couple of years, and the portability makes the person move from place to place or station to station.
He or she may carry some loose one rupee coins so that he can make people have no excuses on ‘want of change or one rupee coin. I do not think getting 100 people weighed a day in this way is impossible. If the person has a pleasing voice and a positive attitude and is presentable, most people once in a while will feel like taking the service of this mobile weighing. They can visit colleges, government and private sector office, and even individual families in residential areas and quarters too, of course periodically. Free bees could also be offered upon bulk service interests, say five rupees for six ‘weighings’.
This means of life has great scope these days, at least for a few not-so-fortunate ones among us. They may come to have the satisfaction that they work hard and win their bread, and the people who participate in their life will their acts meaningful and consoling as they help a person in some way; say putting a coin in the machine; he or she is promoting a life, a decent life.
It sounds good and feasible. I do not know if it is already being practiced somewhere. However, I won’t be surprised if I happen to meet someone does this ‘way of life’ somewhere when I move out. Even if he is a physically fit person capable of doing harder jobs than this, I will weigh myself as many times as the number of times I meet her/him. That is one of the ways through which I can support another less fortunate being. Do you find it strange my readers? I think it is a strange little useful thought for someone’s food?
Tailpiece: Not all one rupee coins are always well spent these days. Most of these coins go to beggars’ bowls or for bad buys like pans and smokes to mention a few. So it could be well spent on a weighing machine.