Maid for the Day

@p1kef1sh (45696)
November 27, 2011 3:14am CST
I offered to help a sick friend clean her house. She was grateful but said that she is very particular and that by the time that she had taught me how to do things her way that the day would be over! Are you particular in how you do your chores. If I said I'd be you maid for the day would you decline the offer for fear that I'd not do it right?
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@Mashnn (4503)
27 Nov 11
That person seems as if she is not so sick. Otherwise, I wonder why she will have that time to lecture you if she really needed someone to clean for her. I am particular when I do it myself but if it is someone else, I wouldn't mind how she or he does it.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
She has broken her leg. So not sick sick, just hard to get around.
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@Mashnn (4503)
27 Nov 11
Then if she thinks she would handle the tasks then it is better you let her do next time. I wouldn't attend to someone lecturing me on how to do things her way yet Iam just helping.
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@BarBaraPrz (31533)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Nov 11
Here's a dust cloth, and the vac is over there...
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
I like my coffee white, 2%, no sugar please
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@BarBaraPrz (31533)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Nov 11
You don't mind if the milk's a little sour, do you?
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
I'll pop to the shops and buy some fresh. Unless you have a cow handy!
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
27 Nov 11
Would you do it in a French Maid's outfit? Would you do it in a kilt? Hoots mon - I'd be too busy enjoying the sight to care whether things were clean or not! Be careful bending over whilst scrubbing the bath, though ... x
@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
Pay the air fare over and I'll wear whatever your little heart desires!! XX
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
27 Nov 11
Can you wear the kilt on the 'plane, too? x
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
Depends on how short you want the kilt!! XX
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
27 Nov 11
Is she daft??? I wouldn't care if you painted my house purple with orange polka-dots as long as you were cleaning during the process!!! Oh yes, leave the kilt at home. I'll require the French maid's outfit with the black bra...NO knickers...and you must stay on your knees whilst cleaning!!!
@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
LadyM you know how to press my buttons!!
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
28 Nov 11
That's one of the benefits of being a more MATURE woman my pet!!!
• United States
27 Nov 11
I would immediately accept your kind offer. I would most likely wait until you were finished and after you left would go over anything I did not like. I would never tell you that or complain as that would be rude and kind of "looking a gift horse in the mouth".
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
That's good because I would be horrified if I thought that I hadn't pleased you.
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• United States
27 Nov 11
Perish the thought!
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@GreenMoo (11836)
27 Nov 11
Blimey! Your friend doesn't know she lives! If someone offered to do my chores I'd retire back to bed a happy woman.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
I'd pop round but will need collecting.
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@ElicBxn (61189)
• United States
27 Nov 11
I would love it and so long as you didn't let the cats out, I'd be fine with how you did it!
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
I'm allergic to cat hair so so long as you can stand me sneezing all over the place.....
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@ElicBxn (61189)
• United States
27 Nov 11
if you are cleaning, I'll supply the tissues!
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27 Nov 11
Yes , being Asian and all , I follow a strict code on housekeeping methods. Body mechanics , superstition , energy saving hoohas and so much more. Also we focus of effeciency and bonding. I i were to accept you as a maid we will do stuff together, we would learn from each other as well. Then at the end of the day we go eat something at the porch probably making a whole new mess. LOL
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
LOL. Sounds delightful.
@dragon54u (31623)
• United States
27 Nov 11
Oh, you can come clean my house any day!! You can bring the Boss and fix us tea, I would fix my favorite cookies, English Tea Cakes, and she and I can chat and play backgammon while you slave away! I do hope your total cleaning services includes bathing the dogs! I'm not picky how someone does something like that as long as the job gets done well!
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
English tea cakes? Not sure what that is. Like scones perhaps although you said cookies. A tea cake is a fruited bread. Round, about the size of a coffee saucer. Toasted with good butter they are delicious. You'd have a great time with the Boss. Just throw me a crumb occasionally.
@zralte (4183)
• India
27 Nov 11
Oh yeah.....you can come and clean my house any day. Just one question....do I have to be sick for your offer or you'd offer anyway because you are such an angel??? The French Maid outfit sounds good, but I'd rather have the kilt, if I can choose the outfit. I'm fine with whatever as long as someone offered to clean my house.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
You can be as sick as you like. The uniform is strictly optional!
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@littleowl (7157)
29 Nov 11
Hi pike, You can come over and be my maid for the day-who would decline the offer even though they are so particular, at least the house would be clean and tidy! lol You are a very domesticated person anyway and probably you could meet every criteria to be a maid-even just for one day... Hugs LoLo
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
29 Nov 11
I am sure that you would train me well LoLo. I might well visit. With your permission of course!
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@littleowl (7157)
29 Nov 11
Ooh Pike! that would be nice, there would br numerous things you could do..then I could sit back and relax knowing they would be done well. Hugs LoLo
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@pumpkinjam (7751)
• United Kingdom
27 Nov 11
I'm thinking that this person might be a Croc. Am I right? I would gladly have you as a maid for a day, although in only one day, I think you would probably manage one room in my house! I am particular in some ways about certain things but if I could have someone who would volunteer without having to be told what to do in precise detail every five minutes then I would not say no. If I knew I was coming back to a clean and tidy house without me having to do anything, I wouldn't care if things weren't in the right place or whatever!
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
No. Not the Croc. She's got Mr Croc to look after her. I'll pop round one day and work on that one room for you! LOL.
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• United Kingdom
28 Nov 11
Of course. I did wonder though because I know she's fussy about these things! You will be welcome any time! :)
@Thoroughrob (11746)
• United States
29 Nov 11
I would not turn it down, anything would be appreciated. Being sick, you would think that she would just want it done, she could always do it her way the next time.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
29 Nov 11
Agreed. Maybe she will change her mind!
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@1wldngl (3980)
• United States
28 Nov 11
FFtttt...what's "right"? I'd have you over in a flash and I imagine the house would be dirtier afterwards, but we could blame it all on Bo!!! And keep cooking!!!
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
29 Nov 11
Can we have a flour fight? Pleeeease...,,, XXXX
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@jdyrj777 (6538)
• United States
28 Nov 11
Yes, i do have a way of doing my own thigs. If someone done it anyother way i would have to resist the urge to do it over once they left. So i believe i would decline.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
28 Nov 11
You are the first. But thank you for your honesty. I see no problem with that at all.
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@SomeCowgirl (32219)
• United States
27 Nov 11
I am not a very picky cleaner, There are some things I will scrub to make sure I get it all clean, that's usually the sink, shower, and toilets. Floors as long as they don't look dirty and look a little polished were good.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
I am much the same. I am not very house proud.
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@sjvg1976 (23172)
• Delhi, India
27 Nov 11
Hello p1kef1sh, Yes people are particular about in their house hold chores as i can relate it with my wife when she gets sick i used to do a bit of house hold works and always get complaints from my wife why i did this and why i did not do like that?. I think she does not like what others do as they can't do the things like her and i think its normal as i have seen many of the women reacting like this.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Nov 11
Some people, men as well as women can be perfectionists about their homes.
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@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
3 Dec 11
oh poor P1ke your friend sounds like my mother did when it came to household chores. She was a perfectionist and there was only one right and good way to do things and that was hers. I am totally different (hope in more areas than only household chores). As my husband is disabled he is the homemaker now and I earn the money to pay the bills. I had to get adjusted in some areas of household chores to how he does things but as long as the things get done I dont mind. I even say, better done halfway than not at all but please dont tell my hubby....... LOL
@p1kef1sh (45696)
30 Dec 11
LOL. I promise not to breathe a word!
• Lippstadt, Germany
31 Dec 11
grin..... I dont want to discourage him nagging about everything not done perfectly or my way. I suffered enough while living at my mothers place so I wont do that to others. And I bet if the time comes I cant manage on my own or rather we cant manage on our own and go to a senior citizens home then I will be thankful for all these nice things done for me.
@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
28 Nov 11
I am ill and cannot do much housework. However, I have no pattern or rules about how to do it, I am just relieved when it gets done. The way things are with my health I do what I can on my good days and leave it on bad days. The trouble is that this means things can be left for a while making the job longer when it finally does get done. I would love to have someone to clean the house for me.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
28 Nov 11
I admire those people that have a routine; but it must be dreadfully dull at times. I'll maid for you. Just send the plane ticket!
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@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
28 Nov 11
Thats a lovely thought but it is a bit far to come. I have tried routines and they eventually drive me insane. I do stick to some because I have no choice, such as rubbish collection times, but even my dog feeding time is flexible if my dogs can convince me to fee them early. They try that every day and sometimes it works. Sometimes they score a bit late because we fail to get home in time but they have learned to cope with my fluctuations.
@SIMPLYD (90969)
• Philippines
28 Nov 11
Well, that was nice of you to offer yourself as a "maid for the day" to your sick friend. Yes, it would be better if we will narrate to our friends how we do things around the house, so she will not also be at a loss, on how to do things around the house.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
28 Nov 11
I think that if these things are clear from the outset then confusion is avoided.
@SIMPLYD (90969)
• Philippines
28 Nov 11
Correct my friend! Any thing that is to be done between two people or in a group, it would be best to sit down first and know the do's and don'ts and some specifications. That way, conflicts can be avoided,