Thursday, October 18, 2007

Obsessive Compulsive

Did you know that washing machines are susceptible to lint-buildup? That just the latest entry on my list of "utterly mundane things that come as big news to a person who has lived in apartment buildings since he was 18." We discovered this the other day when maid notified us that the machine wasn't draining properly. The problem turned out to be a sodden lint-snake about as long and thick as my arm.

Anyway, the upshot of all this is that the delay threw off Yessi's extremely precise routine; since she would never dream of leaving us to hang our own laundry (oh, the horror!), she found herself with about an hour to kill waiting for the wash to finish. Remember a few months ago when we pointed out what happens when she has time on her hands? (Photo at left.) Well, she's moved it all back now. (Right.) We were just getting used to the way it was.

If you can find the black pepper in the photo at right, please email us, 'cuz we're stumped.


Anonymous said...

Just buy some more!


Elizabeth said...

At least you've GOT a maid! 'Round here, $20 an hr. seems to be the going rate, even if they've just begun to find their way around, having just arrived from Uzbekistan.

I wanted to post on the current "home page", but keep getting an error message of approximately 87 assorted letters & numbers. (Happened yesterday, too.) This seems to work ~

Burro Hall said...

Well, she kinda came with the house, and it was a choice between depriving her of needed income or letting her wreak havoc with our lives. We decided the latter would be slightly more amusing.

Don't know what to tell you about the error messages. I just work here.