Friday, July 27, 2007

All In A Day's Work

Today's Friday, which means the maid came and spent five and a half hours making busywork for herself because (a) there's no actual maid-work to be done here, (b) any potential maid-work was probably all done when she was here four days ago and (c) her tremendous work ethic will not allow her to just pick up her money and go home, which would frankly be just fine with us. Ninety minutes was spent on the project at left, rearranging all the things in the little shelf unit in the kitchen. We've mapped it out, John Madden-style, with the arrows indicating where the circled objects had been just 91 minutes earlier. The effort involved here is genuinely impressive (she had no such handy diagram to work from - what's more, she's quite short), but it accomplished nothing except to make it hard for us to find things. (Okay, to be fair, the paprika did need a good dusting.) She engages in a similar project - sometimes two - every time she comes. Monday it was the inside of the refrigerator. Before that, the dresser drawers.

She'll be back Monday morning.

Update: 6:05AM. The coffee is brewed and we just opened the cabinet to get mugs. Plates, bowls, glasses... everything that had been on the left is now on the right, and vice versa.


radosh said...

So do you have a Costco down there or do you just not use olive oil very often?

Burro Hall said...

Yes on both counts.

Anonymous said...

So true..I need to clean and put away my stuff before Marcela comes to clean. it took me 9 months to find the electrical tape that was on the counter. Some things are lost for years and turn up in a plastic bag,tied tight and stashed with dozens of other bags.
as is life in Mexico.