" I have WS-t for so long that I begin to worry now at the slightest sign that I am not worrying!!" This was Ojantrik's response to my response to his jolly post about a not very jolly experience with howling medical professionals. His statement looks very much like what we can find in the funny books by Dr.Seuss which my grandchild reads . But Ojaantrik is not kidding like Seuss , I think , but is very honest about his personality trait . And I believe him. Because I have met people with same trait in flesh and blood too. When someone greets you with the standard question ," How are you ? " what will most people usually say ? The standard reply is " I am fine, thank you ". But I know two people who will take that question very seriously and start giving very minutely detailed description of how they are . Their aches, pains , difficulties ( especially in the Bowel Movement) , upsets , distresses , agonies etc they suffered on that day and yesterday . One of them is a Senior Citizen and has the usual health problems like Diabetes , BP and joint pains , so her medical bulletin will be longer and more colourful . By the time she finishes her answer to my "How are you ? " I will be needing Tiger Balm . But she will be looking very happy as though she has just given me some good news like she had won a bumper lottery . With all that loads of misery , these two people will still be keeping busy , going out, cinema-drama-concert , visits , shopping , quite well and happily also . And I will be wondering how anyone with so much problems can be so cheerful . May be they are very philosophical , positive-minded ? Or, are they just lying about their miseries ? No , they are just created like that . I call them Worry Seekers . They love collecting worries like I love collecting souvenirs. And being Miserable makes them Happy ! I will give one very recent example . I went on a conducted tour with The Senior Citizen ( mentioned above) , and we shared hotel rooms. So first morning , I asked her , for politeness : " Did you sleep well ? " I expected a long list of complaints like sprained neck, too high AC , upset tummy from useless dinner etc. She said " Yes . I slept very well . Deep sleep " I wondered, what miracle is this ! But she continued : " It is very unusual . I usually get up twice at night , or I get leg cramps . I always sleep light and wake up early . But last night I slept soundly , like a baby ......perhaps I should get tested for Sleeping Sickness . I went to Nairobi two years ago you know , maybe the TseTse fly had bitten me....Or maybe my blood oxygen level has fallen very low .......do you think any tumors in brain can create a blackout ? ....." etc etc. Now I got totally confused . Are people supposed to be Happy or Unhappy if they sleep well ? I really dont know how to handle these people . After their full report of their miseries , if I say " Ayyo , so sad , take care , did you see a specialist ? " etc , they get fully charged and will energetically start a fresh bulletin about the clinic visit . Starting with the calamity of the cancelled Ola Cab , the agony of back pain due to Auto ride in heavy traffic , the misery of the long que in the Clinic with no place to sit , going hungry because the canteen food was rotten , consequent giddiness, sour-tongue , acidity. All this is only preface . I will not make you run to get your Tiger Balm by narrating the full bulletin . I will only say , if I show sympathy , their natural miserable condition becomes rabid . And they become Miserably Happy . If I dont show sympathy and just nod after their full report , they will take big offense that I hurt their feelings by not caring . And I know that will also make them happy because they can add my rudeness to their " mental agony " list when somebody else asks them " how are you " . But one thing I can say in favour of their peculiar personality . They can always be Happy , because Misery makes them Happy and misery is not very hard to find in life , isnt it ! People like us who try very hard to avoid pain and miserable feelings cannot be so assured of a continuous supply of Happiness !