It’s true. Any woman with a good maid will tell you that a good maid is hard to find. First of all, I feel very Indian talking about maids. Like very very upper class, let them eat cake sort of Indian. Which is weird. I feel like I try to compensate by making them tea after they clean my house. Or offering them juice. It’s the American in me coming out. It just feels wrong. WHY MUST I ENCOURAGE CLASSISM?! Maybe if I was British I’d feel more ok with this whole maid thing. But in any case, I don’t feel weird enough to NOT have a maid- lets be clear here. I’m not that crazy. I effing love my maid. She’s the best. I mean she cooks AND cleans my house. HOW IS THIS ANYTHING BUT AMAZEBALLS? She is probably one of the best things in my life. No joke, if she doesn’t come for more than a day or two, I start to hyperventilate and wonder how my life will go on. I genuinely question this. I think about if I’ll starve, and also, where did she leave the mop/dish cleaning equipment (I DON’T EVEN REMEMBER WHAT THAT THING IS CALLED- is it a scrubber? A dish scrubber? WTF. I DON’T EVEN REMEMBER)
What really sealed the deal is that my boyfriend is over at my house a lot. And she hates it. Like really really hates it. Because well. I mean. Lets be super gender biased here and just play out the stereotypes. She has more to clean now. I love that he cooks, but she hates that she has to clean his…artwork. The kitchen definitely looks like a Jackson Pollock painting after he is done. And she hates it. To the point where today she kind of said look. If this doesn’t get better, I may have to go. She didn’t say it outright. But there was that threat.
And my first thought was genuinely- GOD DAMNIT HE NEEDS TO BE AT MY PLACE LESS! I CANNOT LOSE MY MAID! I WILL STOP BEING LAZY AND GO OVER TO HIS PLACE! PLEASE MAID DON’T LEAVE ME! I WILL DIE WITHOUT YOUUUUUUUUUU
I feel like that makes me a terrible girlfriend. Picking my maid over my boyfriend. But there. I said it.
What can I say? Basic necessities sometimes may have to win over love. I’m just saying. He wouldn’t want me to starve or die would he? Really, I’m doing this for us.