Kitchen wish list

August 13th, 2007 · 86 comments

An anonymous submitter brings us this note from the kitchen of Vermont Theater’s group housing, “where all the techies live.” Unlike other notes we’ve seen attributed to management/the apartment/the cat, etc., our submitter says the bit at the bottom was, in fact, written by the house’s cleaning lady. “Granted,” he says, “the kitchen was messy, but this is from the CLEANING LADY!”

(I’m wondering though, if “messy” might be a bit of an understatement…)

That peaple [sic] do there [sic] own dishes when finished with them! Thanks Housekeeping

FILED UNDER: cleaning · dishes · kitchen · spelling and grammar police · thanks (but not really) · Vermont


86 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Jack

    If I’m paying someone to clean my kitchen, they can damn well clean my kitchen. When I’m in the mood to clean up after myself, I’m not paying someone else to do it.

    Aug 13, 2007 at 8:31 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Anna-banana

    I loved the way she spells people, “peaple”. That’s a new one!!!!
    And yeah…Team Jack-these “peaple” paid for her services, so clean up or shut-up and go learn how to spell!!!!!

    Aug 13, 2007 at 8:36 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   KW

    I do not pay the cleaning lady to leave me stupid notes. If dish service is not included, fine, tell me professionally and respectfully. If you won’t clean the kitchen because it’s too messy for that, fine. But don’t leave me stupid notes.

    Aug 13, 2007 at 8:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Simster

    Hey, this is a wish list isn’t it? Well if my job was to clean up after other people I might wish that it was less onerous too.
    I used to work in sales, and I used to wish the job didn’t have to include customers. Granted, I probably wouldn’t leave a note for them saying “customers not welcome here” but it was tempting sometimes and we have all had bad days.
    I sympathise with the cleaner. I suspect this has been a simmering resentment for some time and that dishes are not part of her duties. Good on her for airing her wishes, maybe it will remind the residents that ‘the help’ is just that and that they should be respected for the job they do, not resented for the extras they don’t do.

    Aug 13, 2007 at 8:49 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   BoggyWoggy

    I just simply like that, during her paid time, the cleaning lady submits her wish to the household wish list. I hope she used a Sharpie that cannot be erased!

    Aug 13, 2007 at 9:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Ceryniti

    Hm… paid to clean, shouldn’t complain. Love your job or leave it. and the classic misuse of there. “Their” is correct.
    But I wonder why they scratched toaster off the wish list. They only eat bagels?

    Aug 13, 2007 at 9:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   lisa

    a. Seriously that CANNOT be the same Josh??????????????????????????????
    b. F*ck that, cleaning is your JOB! Wash those dishes, B*tch, I pay you $6.00 an hour!

    Aug 13, 2007 at 10:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   magpie

    i’m going to tell myself she was genuinely wishing for this. i’ll picture her with her eyes closed and fingers crossed…aw.

    Aug 13, 2007 at 11:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Dave Ward

    The phrase “bitchin’ in the kitchen” comes to mind.

    I thought this was yet another “do your own dishes” note. (Those are getting kinda old, aren’t they?) But the fact of who left the notes gives it a nice fresh twist.

    Go Team STFU-And-Do-Your-Job!

    Aug 14, 2007 at 2:10 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Paul Freeman

    When ever I’ve had a cleaner, I always try to keep the house tidy enough that it’s not embarrassing. Sure they are paid to clean, but they also get paid by the hour, so I want to make sure that I do the easy things like the dishes, so they can spend enough time on the jobs I actually want them to be doing.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 2:12 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   sdfsd

    i say get a new cleaning lady, stat
    i would not tolerate that

    Aug 14, 2007 at 3:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Max Roswell

    Again, I ask…who are you people with the dripping condescension towards domestic help? Have you never had a shitty job? Listening to some of you rail about poor service is like reading blog comments from Jay Gatsby.

    I think it’s hilarious that she added something to the wish list. Put me down for team Power to the People.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 4:07 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   ginger

    i had tonnes of shitty jobs while i was a student. i hated them, but i got paid to do it, so i did it. same applies here. you’re paid to wash the dishes, so wash the dishes. power to the people my arse.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 5:07 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   jfruh

    In my experience as a member of the bourgeois cleaning-person-hiring class, washing dishes is not something that falls into their job description, and having dirty dishes in the sink actively impedes their ability to clean said sink (which is part of their job description).

    Aug 14, 2007 at 5:34 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   sass

    I have to agree with jfruh. I lived in a dorm with a cleaner who would clean the kitchen area but he did not do dishes. In fact, our dorm admin would fine us if things weren’t tidy enough for him to get his job done. Still, as KW said, it’s definitely not professional to write a stupid note about it.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 5:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Susan

    lisa

    a) has a seriously foul mouth

    and

    b) pays $6.00/hour for help (which comes to $12,480.00/year given a 40-hour work week 52 weeks a year).

    For that paltry sum, yeah, I’d complain, too!!

    And yes, if I had a cleaning person, I’d tidy up a bit, as well. Who wants to be thought of as a total pig (especially in a small Vermont town where I’m sure word DOES get around!).

    Aug 14, 2007 at 5:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   jane

    It’s “their” not “there” and does anyone on the web spell correctly?

    Aug 14, 2007 at 6:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Kelly

    I don’t have a cleaning service, but my parents do, and when I’m at their place, we have to pick up the house before they come. It makes sense if your place is messy. You’re paying them to do things like vacuum and dust and scrub toilets, not to pick up all your crap. If I were to get a maid service for my apartment, I’d have a ton of work to do before they got there, picking up clothes, shoes, removing all the random junk from the coffee table so they can dust, etc.

    On the other hand, dishes might be a different story… My parents’ cleaning service does their laundry for them.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 6:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   The Queen of Passive Aggressiveness

    My family used to hire cleaning ladies, and we always had to pick up after ourselves before they came. They’re there to vacuum, dust, and do all the heavy lifting, not put up toys and clothes and dishes.

    Of course, we fired them after a pile of old shoes got thrown out. (They were our outdoor who-cares-if-they’re-caked-in-mud shoes.) You risk that sort of thing when “the help” starts messing around with personal items.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 6:13 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Kelly

    And all of you people making fun of the cleaning lady’s spelling are asses. I’m sure she’s in housekeeping because she’s had the opportunity to get a great education and is extremely fluent in English. The fact that we have a lot of words that sound the same but that are spelled differently (there, their, they’re) is probably confusing for those who learn English as their second language.

    I work in software and have coworkers who spell just as poorly; they’ve been to college and have no excuse.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 6:15 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   super_fan#99

    I have four kids and my wife works 3-5 twelve hour night shifts a week, usually M-W or M-F. By Thursday the house is usually pretty trashed and my wife gets sick of using her first day off of the week catching up on the cleaning. To take some pressure off of her we have hired help in the past. I always made it my goal to keep the house as respectable as possible until the day they would come and clean for two reasons. First, so that I wouldn’t feel like a complete pig and second so that they wouldn’t take 12 hours to clean up. That being said, if I didnt feel like doing the dishes the night before the cleaning lady came, I didnt fucking do them. If I ever got a note like that, unless I knew it was meant as a joke, it would be the last time I had them back.

    If the note was meant as a joke, very funny. If it was a serious note, she should find another line of work.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 6:41 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Vampira

    Just like the rest of us, cleaning ladies (and men!) have specific job duties. If it is to mop and she needs to rinse it out after, how can she with a sink full of dishes? Just a thought… She wouldn’t leave the note if she got paid to clean dishes me thinks.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 6:43 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Gnightgirl

    I’m on the cleaning lady’s side. She’s not a live-in maid; she’s there to clean the house, not wait on you hand and foot. Dishes are not her job, laundry is not her job, making your bed is not her job…unless it was part of the initial contract.

    I used to have a cleaning lady (when I was rich and married; now I’m divorced, poor, and much happier); we always tidied up the night before she was to come; pick up shoes so she can vacuum, clear table tops of junk mail, get the dishes put away, to make her job easier.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:08 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Hmmm....

    I hired those ‘merry maids’ (four ‘hispanics’ I might add.) types once, they wouldn’t clean my house because it was ‘too dirty.’ Uh. Okay. I thought that was your job. And I’m not talking roaches or filth, just toys and stuff all over. So I ended up finding a nice white lady to come over, she took care of it every week and never complained. So hard to find good help these days.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   nice racism

      you are disgusting.

      Aug 11, 2008 at 1:43 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   Crash bang

      Nah…racist’s aren’t disgusting, they’ve just never had the pleasure, or luxury of being educated.

      Aug 11, 2008 at 2:07 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   knunk bang

      if your house was too dirty for 4 maids, then you fail at life.

      if you’re too dirty for a maid service like Merry Maids then you need a live in housekeeper…and a clue.

      Aug 11, 2008 at 2:28 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Hmmm....

    Oh yeah, she never stole anything either, which is nice.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Kuri

    Whenever I’ve had cleaners (in uni residences and such) I’ve tried to clean, at least a little bit, before they came to save myself embarrassment.

    When I did my undergrad, the cleaners had a special cupboard in which to put dirty dishes so they could clean the counters and sinks. You did not want your dishes to go in there – that was the abyss. Of course, if you weren’t careful, *someone* would borrow your pots and pans, neglect to clean them and then not only would you be stuck cleaning dishes you didn’t dirty, but you’d also have to go searching the abyss of dirty dishes to find them.

    Now that I’m a homeowner, I refuse to hire a cleaner for the very reason that I’d feel compelled to clean before s/he arrives. And then I’d resent it – after all, what am I paying them for?

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Heather

    I have an extra pot they could have used for “boiling stuff.”

    And how were they getting along without a toaster?

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:09 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Natasha

    If I were the cleaner, I’d simply do the dishes and take as long as possible in the process… money’s money.

    Ching! Ching! Ching!

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:10 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Writer, Rejected

    I always clean up before the Cleaning Fairy comes because I want him to do all the things I won’t ever get to, including cob webs, windows, and floors, rather than wasting his time with the stuff I can do myself, like washing a glass and putting it away.

    The Cleaning Fairy is very, very good to me, and he doesn’t complain about only coming when I can afford him, which isn’t all that often. (He is indeed gay and embraces the name.)

    But anyhoo I think a houseful of theater geeks is probably a nightmare for any cleaning person and it’s good that this particular cleaning lady kicked some ass with her passive aggressive note. I’m on her side of the issue this fine morning.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:11 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Natasha

    Also- to those wondering why they crossed the toaster and pot off of the list- perhaps it’s because they already bought the items and no longer need the reminder for them?

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Mel

    I just have to say – I am amazed at the amount of people who have people clean for them. Really, it’s your mess. Are your really so damned busy to clean?

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Heywood

    > It’s “their” not “there” and does anyone on the web spell correctly

    Do you know the difference between the ‘web’ and reality? This note happened in the REAL WORLD. It’s only posted to the internet. Dumbass.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Vampira

    @Hmmm…nice racist troll.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   T-Bone

    The maid’s spelling— eh. Who cares? She made her point very clear.

    I’m with Gnightgirl (#22). In the olden days when I had money, I hired a cleaning person. I ALWAYS tidied up before she came over. I did this because I had respect for her time and felt she shouldn’t have to be doing stuff I should have been doing myself for the past week, i.e., putting my dirty towels in the hamper, loading dishes in the dishwasher, cleaning up cat puke, etc.

    Now that I’m poor and clean houses on the side (in addition to my full-time and part-time jobs), I can only hope my clients will do the same for me! Turns out it’s about 50/50. Believe me, I appreciate those clients who think to pick up a bit before I get there.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   D_luv

    @Hmmm…

    I fail to see where the race of the cleaning ladies you tried comes into play. Racism sucks, and so do you.

    I’m also surprised at the fact that no one else responded to that ridiculous post.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   mere

    pet peeve #35: know the difference between ‘there’, ‘their’, and ‘they’re’.

    i wish i had a maid….

    Aug 14, 2007 at 8:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   aliastaken

    When I was married, we had a cleaning service for awhile, it is important to note (especially to Hmmm) that the women (all Hispanic) were prompt, very professional, and did not do dishes, save a stray glass or two if necessary.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 8:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Erica

    I’m with D_luv and Vampira, with all the elitism contained in some of these comments, we don’t need to add racism to the mix.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 8:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   PatHMV

    I want to know more about this housing situation. “Vermont theater’s group housing” where “all the techies live”? Does this theater group provide low-cost housing to its employees or something? If so, and the “Vermont theater” is paying for the housekeeping service, then the question is what is ITS agreement with the cleaners?

    In other words, it sounds to me like it’s not the residents who are paying for this cleaner, and so their ideas of what the cleaner should and should not do is completely irrelevant. The question is, what does the Vermont theater pay her to do? If their agreement doesn’t include washing dishes, then the housekeeper is totally in the right, and the dirty dishes are getting in the way of her doing her actual job.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 8:38 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   mcgerbil4

    did anyone ever think that maybe they are crossing off toaster and pot because *gasp* they may have gotten them? and does it really matter anyway?

    Aug 14, 2007 at 8:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Sona

    “a big pot for boiling stuff…like potatoes”. Man-this line is classic! I love it. It’s so down-to-earth and normal and meek. It’s like someone’s wishlish from Ireland in the 1800s. And I should know, I’m from Ireland (not quite the 1800s though). Makes me want to buy these people a pot.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 8:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   temazur

    Maybe she only comes once a week and they don’t do dishes at all the entire week? That would get funky, nasty, and just icky. I can’t really say I blame her too much. Could you imagine a week’s worth of dishes from a group of maybe 3 or 4 people? Yuck. That’s above and beyond for a housekeeper.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 8:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   euce

    if you can afford a cleaning service than you are a douchebag and need to learn how to clean up after yourself.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 8:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   The Queen of Passive Aggressiveness

    Hmmm… does suck, quite a bit. Racism is not okay.

    Is it elitist though, to hire cleaning people? I don’t think so. If you pay people a fair rate and treat them like a fellow human being and not a ‘servant’, then it’s all good.

    Being judgemental of how people choose to spend their money is also not cool.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 9:28 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Vampira

    Euce, let me translate what you said: If you have a job you are a douchebag!

    Aug 14, 2007 at 9:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Dee

    “there” own dishes.

    Nice.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 9:58 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   Lauren

    I worked for a cleaning service for about two weeks before I quit. There is nothing worse than cleaning up public hair- that doesn’t belong to you or your family.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 10:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   super_fan#99

    What a bunch of jealous fuckers saying you shouldn’t hire people to clean. Walk a mile in my shoes buddy.

    As far as I’m concerned, the cleaning help will clean what I tell them to. I guess if they don’t like it they can go clean someone else’s place. That’s the beautiful thing about America, you have the freedom to choose whether or not you want to do someone else’s dishes.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 10:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   Sasha

    super_fan#99
    Could you sound anymore small-minded or ostentatious?

    Aug 14, 2007 at 10:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   The Queen of Passive Aggressiveness

    “Public” hair, Lauren?

    Aug 14, 2007 at 10:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   super_fan#99

    I don’t know Sasha, am I not trying hard enough?

    Aug 14, 2007 at 10:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Janey

    I’ve always wondered how the cleaning people know where to put all of your stuff when they put it away (if that is part of their job description). I have lots of things that I have no idea where to put when I “put them away”, so how should some random person who doesn’t even live there know where to put it? This baffles me!

    Maybe some of you with cleaning services could enlighten me.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 10:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   Janey

    Also, misuse of their/they’re/there doesn’ t bother me nearly as much as misuse of than/then.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 10:45 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Meeg

    I tidy up before the cleaning people come too. They way I look at it I pay them to do all the hardcore cleaning I’d never do myself (scrub the bathroom and kitchen surface, vacuum) and not to pick my things up off the floor (plus they won’t know where I want things to go).

    The cleaning lady has to decide whether it’s worth cleaning these people’s nasty kitchen with all the dishes piled in the sink. If it’s too messy, she could ask for more money for providing this unforeseen extra service OR she can tell them to find someone else to clean up their mess. The note was just passive aggressive, and I doubt it will do the trick.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 10:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   Kuri

    I guess hair that does not belong to you or your family could be “public hair”. The public’s hair. :-)

    Aug 14, 2007 at 10:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   The Queen of Passive Aggressiveness

    Actually, upon rereading Lauren’s complaint, I think she really did mean “public” hair, not “pubic”.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 11:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   Lauren

    The Queen of Passive Aggressiveness // Aug 14, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Actually, upon rereading Lauren’s complaint, I think she really did mean “public” hair, not “pubic”.

    Lol, yes that is what I meant. See, we all make mistakes.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 11:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   D_luv

    First off, euce is a douche.

    Glad that racism is not cool on PAN.

    Lastly, there is nothing wrong with hiring cleaning help, or expecting them to do their job with excellence. The problem is when you expect them to “serve you” or “do ANYTHING you tell/say/wish them to do” without regards to previous agreements or basic respect. End of story.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 12:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   April

    I believe that should be “Power to the Peaple!”

    I’m kind of in the middle on this one, maybe her job isn’t to do the dishes, but to clean the counters, etc and she can’t do her job because the dirty dishes are in the way? But, if she’s just a lazy cleaning lady, then she needs to find other work.

    To all those who think it is superior of others to hire a cleaning person, what would all of those cleaning people do without jobs? Obviously, this was either the only kind of work they could find, or *gasp* they actually enjoy their jobs.

    Do you feel sorry for the guy who changes your oil or the cashier at Wal*Mart? Do you look down on Jiffy Lube for hiring the oil-change guy? For Pete’s sake, it’s a job and that’s it!

    Get off your high horse(s).

    Aug 14, 2007 at 12:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   Potbelly

    Max Roswell (11) I know right? I love the imperious blanket dismissals of any dissent from certain types of employees (cleaning, childcare, food servers etc.)…obviously dishes are either not included, or there was some kind of reason for this comment, duh. “STFU” indeed.

    I treat my cleaning lady really nicely because it’s actually my privilege to have her help me with my disgusing slovenliness, and she is expensive and in high demand. If there were something she didn’t want to do for some reason, I would consider accomodating her as there’s always something else to do.

    And I don’t nitpick her spelling because I’m smart enough to understand even very bad writing, yet cool enough to not lord my own language skillz over those less talented. Plus, if she had graduated with honors she would not be a cleaning lady, and I am glad she is helping me clean.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 12:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   lauralaiwc

    racism isnt cool. im as white as it gets, so is the rest of my family, and my mom did maid services for a few years. so no, its not just for one race.

    and its not elitist to hire someone…hell, like its been said, they are offering a job service, so to be hired. for the people who are angry with those who can and do hire maids, etc, why not be angry at the maid service for putting themselves on the market to be hired in the first place…

    Aug 14, 2007 at 1:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   Elmoosh

    The commentary used to be the best part of this website but it’s now degenerated to a bunch of morons snarking at each other about nothing and picking on each other’s grammar, just like every other website out there. And that makes me sad.

    But I’m glad the submitter finally got their toaster. Maybe they can toast their potatoes until they get the big pot for Boiling Stuff.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 1:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   BoggyWoggy

    HMMMMMMMMMMMMM…#23 and 24…
    Are you kidding??? Areyou really saying what I think you’re saying??? I thought the folks who read this site were:
    1. the humorous types
    2. educated a bit
    3. non-racist.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 1:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   Oveta

    my sister and her family lived in India for a couple years. All the Americans and Europeans had servents and now the regular old average joe Indian (or should I say average Shah Indian) can afford one (my sister’s former driver now has a maid of his own). My sister had 5 servents – a cook, a nanny, a maid, a driver, and a gardener – to start with. The servents got together and told my brother-in-law that he needed to hire and untouchable to clean the servent’s toilets – it was perfectly fine to clean the white folks’ johns, but not one that a lowly servent would use. So, in his own little civil rights movement, he did hire another servent, but paid her just as much as the other servents received, which is unheard of.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 1:58 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   Oveta

    and even though I used servant in my post about 47 times too often, i spelled it wrong everytime. I don’t have a maid, so its okay if i cant spell, right?

    Aug 14, 2007 at 2:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   Zsa

    I’ve was in a Nanny/HouseKeeper job where I had to draw the line– I refused to even attempt to vacuum the 16yo’s bedroom because I would have to push shit out of the way to open the door. Grown up 22yo I was, I told Mommy– who left a PA mom-note for Jr.
    I’m white-bread and YES I considered stealing when Daddy would leave hundreds in cash out on the nightstand. Hello? I’m thinking you’d have to be Jesus to not even consider it. I didnt tho, Jr. beat me to it.
    Idea- if you dont want your shit stolen pick it up and put it away

    Aug 14, 2007 at 2:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   Shannon

    Ditto what many others have said. She’s a cleaning lady, not your mom – they don’t do dishes, they don’t pick up your clothes, they don’t sort your mail. They scrub stuff (sinks, tubs, floors, and windows ONLY if you’re lucky), vaccuum, dust, and MAYBE do laundry. That’s it. I can imagine what a pain in the ass it is to move dishes out of the sink so you can scrub it.
    That being said, this is a hilarious entry – the fact it was put on a “wish list” makes it all the better.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 2:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   will

    I don’t use a cleaning service but before my wife moved in with me we hired cleaners to give the place a good once over, dishes weren’t included but they did the floors, tub windows etc…

    As an added bonus they found a picture of my ex girlfriend and left it on the mantle. My Kitchen Wish List says, “If you find a picture face down behind a pile of books, leave it there”.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 3:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   Mishee

    What I am still trying to understand is why “Techies” are living in a theater house…? Aren’t “Techies” usually like, the “Computer Geeks”, and not to be confused with the “Drama Nerds”?? Is anyone else here wondering about that??

    Oh, and WASH YOUR DAMN DISHES! Lazy Nerds!!

    Aug 14, 2007 at 5:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   Nanna

    This is in response to Kelly’s comment way up there…in trying to defend this person’s spelling, you assume they are not primarily english speaking…what does that say? And seriously, people, this note is laughable. If you hate your job, quit. If you like your job but are being asked to do things you aren’t being paid for, bring it up professionally and ask for more money. Don’t be an ass.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 6:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   kate

    Superfan#99…I love how it’s your *wife’s* job, if you don’t have a cleaning lady, to spend her first day off work catching up on cleaning.

    Now, you don’t say one way or the other, so it could be that you’re a full-time dad taking college classes or working on your wife’s days off, but…somehow I’m thinking you could pitch in a little.

    My mom used to have a cleaning lady come every other week, and she finally stopped because it was too embarrassing when she didn’t get around to cleaning up before the lady came. But then, what my mom needed–and what many of us really need–was a wife, not a cleaning lady. I can actually do the hardcore cleaning, it’s the neatening and deciding where to put things away and getting rid of the useless crap that needs getting rid of that’s the hard part.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 7:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   Sweet Jane

    Mishee, techies are the drama nerds who do the tech work, like lighting, sets, stage managing, etc. Definitely still drama nerds. Usually super cool.

    Aug 14, 2007 at 8:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   magpie

    elmoosh – i agree with all my heart!

    Aug 14, 2007 at 11:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   GVI

    hey you know what though, its just wishful thinking on the cleaner’s part because it is writen on a wishlist and thats what makes it oh so very funny, whether right or wrong

    Aug 15, 2007 at 6:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   JoeDrinker

    That’s great. Part of her job or not, it was really her wish.

    Aug 16, 2007 at 11:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #76   Mishee

    Thank you for clearing that up for me Sweet Jane… my husband is a Computer Geek, so I guess that is where my mind automatically goes. But I wouldn’t know anything about Drama Nerds anyways, I always hung out with the “Stoners” in high school and we just made fun of the Drama Nerds, that was my extent of theater experience… that and playing Auntie Em in 6th grade play…

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   Mierin

    Superfan’s elitest comments make me want to choke a bitch.
    I love his use of the words wonderful, America, and freedom in his post. Like he’s doing his patriotic duty by hiring someone to clean for him.
    I am also entertained by his Jerry Springer like “What a bunch of jealous fuckers” comment. Sounds kinda like “Y’all just haters”, doesn’t it? But my favourite is when he finishes off with “Walk a mile in my shoes”.
    Oh yes. You’re so hard done by, Mr. double income family man who’s wife does the cleanin’ except when we hire a small herd of cleaning ladies. Try walking a mile in your cleaning lady’s shoes. (or was it ladies? we’re not quite sure. Maybe she has to call in reinforcements to help on “I didn’t feel like doing the dishes” day)

    Aug 20, 2007 at 4:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   Eliza B

    What freaks me out is our cleaning lady backstage at our theater has very similar handwriting and poor grammar. She also prefers leaving notes to actually cleaning. Cousins perhaps?

    Aug 23, 2007 at 12:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   CA Girl

    Eliza, if she likes to leave notes why haven’t we seen one from her yet on this site? Get crackin on that!!

    (Unless you live in Vermont then I think we have already gotten a note from that cleaning lady on the Kitchen Wish List)

    Aug 23, 2007 at 12:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #80   CA Girl

    oops, my bad – I thought this was another note and I was referencing this one!! I need coffee… NOW!

    Aug 23, 2007 at 12:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #81   Penny

    I concur with Mieren. You’re kinda sexy regardless of whether you’re a woman or a man. But speaking of the maid, I actually found it quite funny that she left a note on the wish list. It is, afterall, a wish list is it not? She is simply expressing her innermost desires. There’s nothing wrong with that, is there?

    Another thing, racism should never be tolerated whether it’s in reality or the web. It is very uncool to just assume that all cleaning ladies are “Hispanics.” Although, I do agree that if washing the dishes were not part of the agreement then she should bring it up in a more professional manner. Regardless, the note was funny as hell.

    Team Communicate-to-Each-Other!!!!

    Aug 25, 2007 at 9:54 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   Mierin

    Thanks Penny! Didn’t realize my name sounded so gender neutral (I’m a girl). Yeah, definitely down with class discrimination.
    I think this cleaning lady is hilarious, good for her.

    Aug 28, 2007 at 12:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   fluffy8u

    OOH! I want to add to the “Wish List:”

    .that the maids to learn to spell ‘people’
    and
    .4 lemons (I’d like to make some lemon bars this afternoon.)

    Jan 4, 2009 at 6:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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