Monday, September 15, 2008

The Mop and Glow maid!!

Friday was an interesting day. My husband decided, after a few cocktails that he wanted to hire a new house cleaner to clean our house. I was not too happy, as I have always had the same company, and the only issue that we had was that the owner of the company had a baby, and could not come on the day that we wanted. My husband went on the Internet and got a maid that said she would be at our house at 8:30 am on Friday. I rushed to get t to school and arrived back home at 8:15am. 8:30 am came and went and no maid. At 10:15am, she finally shows up alone. I was somewhat aggravated because being late is one of my pet peeves, and I would have normally sent her on her way, but I decided to give her the benefit of doubt, and showed her around the house. I gave her cleaning supplies and told her what I wanted done. I went out on the back deck and did some paperwork, and then a few hours later, I took the van to be serviced. At around 4:30pm, she still was only on one level of our home. My husband arrived home and quickly came out to tell me that our wood floors had white streaks all over the floors. I found the lady in the basement and asked her what she had put on the floors. I told her specially to use Murphy's. She told me that she had mopped with Mop and Glow!! I nearly fainted!! HA!! Needless to say, my husband was livid!! Somehow, he kept his composure until she was gone, but managed to get her to drop the price 15.00. So, after she left, we had to go and strip the floors and use Orange Glow to get the finish back. It took over 5 hours to get the shine back!! So, at 11pm, we went out to dinner at a local diner that is open 24 hours!! We were exhausted! I was so mad at my husband for getting involved and for calling another maid!! I hope he learned his lesson!! It is not good judgement to drink a few Captain Morgan's and make calls to have house work done to a maid that is available immediately without getting references first!! Maybe next time, he will listen to me!! Not only did he spend more money, but he also had to clean the house over. I think he finally got a taste of what I do each day to keep the house nice!! If not, I think I will head out to the store and buy some more mop and glow!! There is more than one way to get him to help out around here!!