I know that what I am complaining about here is a problem that 99% of the population wishes they were fortunate enough to have. I know that I have a good life. I was born in a free country to parents that loved me and had the means to give me a good education. I had two healthy babies that I was able to stay home with because my husband has a good job. Now I am fortunate enough to work from home.
What I am trying to say is that if you have actual problems, you should stop reading this post right here.
I am not kidding. Stop reading right now because I am about to make you really mad. You will yell at me. You will resent me and you will wonder why I think I have a thing in the world to complain about. Don’t read on unless your life is perfect.
I am pissed off because my cleaning people walked into my house without knocking at 7:45 am.
7:45 am! Claudia was still asleep.
I was dressed but that was a fluke. Usually at 7:45 in the morning I am standing in the kitchen in my underwear packing lunches for the kids.
Let me address my problems with this separately:
1) They are supposed to show up around 10:00. I don’t expect them to be here at 10:00 am sharp, but keeping it to a window of 9:45 – 11:00 would be nice, or they can feel free to call me and say, “Hey, can we come at 3:00?” or “We’re running early, do you mind if we show up at 8:30?” But nope, they just walk right in at 7:45. For a while they weren’t coming until 2:00 which is annoying because I never knew when it was safe to take a shower, and I would second guess myself – oh crap, maybe it isn’t the third Friday, but at least 2:00 is normal business hours. I am generally dressed at 2:00 and working. 7:45 is early! Don’t come to my house before 8:00AM unless I am expecting you or if there is some sort of emergency. That is very bad form.
2) Why don’t they knock? Yes, I gave them a key to my house but there are two cars in my driveway and it is 7:45 in the morning! They know I work from home, they know I have two children in elementary school. They are using neither their context clues nor their manners. Knock, ring the doorbell, call ahead, play Peter Gabriel really loud outside my window, but please don’t just walk into my house at 7:45AM. Those people are lucky I don’t own a gun. They scared the crap out of me.
The last time they walked in unannounced before 9:00 I thought it was the kids leaving and I started yelling at them. “Hey! Who opened the door? You don’t leave this house until I am downstairs!”
So anyway, I feel better. Thanks for letting me vent. Also, do any of you local people have good reliable cleaning people who are cheap and and show up when expected? I am in the market.