Friday, October 26

MAIDLESS !!!!!



Well, life in a metro like Bangalore, is tough, a replacement (house) maid has more attitude, than your just returned US EXPAT neighbor.I am maidless, and all those of you who are raising an eyebrow at the mundanity of the topic, please raise both eyebrows now and bestow a little pity, because, this is one crucial issue, and a formidable force of nature, which hits each one of us, no matter which stage of life we are in. Whether you are married or happy, man or a woman, this is one maid you can’t do without. Like at the end of every ordeal(2 full maidless)days, one has arrived at the following profound conclusions……


· A ‘no maid’ situation ,has therapeutic value, here I was down and out with fever and chills, barely able to blink and lo behold, the tragic news cures me of all aches and pains .MODERN MIRACLES !!!

· The maid does a lousy job of cleaning (realized this while cleaning yesterday), yet is more efficient than me, coz what takes her exactly 25 min took me more than an hour!!!!TIME MANAGEMENT WITHOUT ATTENDING B SCHOOL

· Am losing hair by the kilos. It can’t be anybody elses, coz the only other two people in the house, (fortunately) still sport near crew cuts!!!! HAIR THERE EVERYWHERE


We have too much furniture at home. It’s technically and humanly impossible to maneuver through the furniture, while cleaning the house. GO BARE!!! I mean reduce and reduce!!!

· 1600 sq ft is really too much of luxury to deal with or rather clean!!!! SIMPLE LIVING AND IN SMALLER SPACES WILL INDUCE HIGH THINKING…..i am convincing myself to believe

· The myth, that I was some kind of high endurance cardio queen in the gym, was busted, as one round of JHADU POONCHA took the wind out of me. WAS SWEATING AT 19 DEGREES CENTIGRADE.

·That I have the most adorable husband, as was taken out for dinner and from being MAID was given special treatment by both father and son as MAID OF HONOUR.

19 comments:

Satyadarshini said...

Dear Gazal ask me abt this...we can discuss for hrs..
I empathize with u totally babe....!!!

check this link:

http://satyakadarshan.blogspot.com/2007/06/monday-blues.html

Prax said...

Hey im so sorry i couldnt redirect my maid to your place.

I had to leave for work urgently in the morning - so couldnt meet her.

Really funny post, as satya said - i think i can totally sympathise with u too...with one exception

If maid doesnt come to our place, in true bachelor-pad style, it just starts getting messier and messier till she comes....hehe .

We dont have the guts to "bite the dust" like you do - and for that I saulte you !

Gazal said...

satya and prax

coincidentally,the two of you have always been there in similar situations to help me out..

somehow,i have evolved over the past months and have stopped getting bothered by the menace...

thanks for all the support !!!!

Veena said...

:) my sympathies with you :)

well written.

Prax said...

You need to teach me what methods u used to not be bothered if the maid didn't turn up :)

I still get thoughts ranging from genocide to suicide to homicide, everytime the clock strikes 9.30 and the maid still isnt here

Satya said...

I am fixated (ard the time she is supposed to come) to the 18 number channel on TV which shows the reception area at Cassia....and I am 'hooraah' as soon as I see her signing the register there...

satish said...

aah. u sud understand the truth behind the illusions. jhaadu poochha lagaane kee jaroorat unhe padti hai jinke ghar gande hote hain. hamein dekho, kabhi bhi jhaadoo ki jaroorat nahi padti.

Gazal said...

DEAR ALL,
I'm overwhelmed at all the support offered,at this hour of grief.

I feel it's all in the mind,and like satish says,it's an illusion.

IGNORANCE IS BLISS till it doesn't stink !!!!!

satish said...

=))

padma said...

heyy gazal!!!
Empathise with you completely..... ask me about maids... gosh i deal with them in My office & house... so much so that she was too hot to handle....;-) & i thought my life would be better without her..... Now am maidless like you....;-)
am i geeting a treat for all the zhadu Pocha???!!!;-))
Thanks to the attitude of the Maid i may weigh some gms/ kgs less in few days!!!;-)))

cheers
paddy

Gazal said...

satish
I hope that was a sympathetic smile
: D

PADMA
come to bangalore,and we shall both give a treat to each other...

am glad you are seeing the brighter side of being MAIDLESS by viewing it as a weight loss oppurtunity !!!!!
DOWN WITH VLCC

Satyadarshini said...

Wanted to add another comment :)...the pic is so apt...nice job there...

backpakker said...

my sympathies..agree on the attutude bit .my maid has given me warning . She wants one saree and a months sal for diwali ..well its not asking for too much, but the way she asked..and as for my mom in law, she gives more importance to her maid than to me..when it comes to any opinions , the maid is always right

Gazal said...

satya
it's called 'ART ATTACKED'....

BACKPAKKER

well,behind every unhappy woman there's surely another woman...
the MAID is one woman who surely gets more than her due on diwali...

thanks for dropping by !!!

Parul Gahlot said...

nicely written! I just let the house go to shit when the maid doesn't come. Awful I tell you

Prax said...

The thought really came to my mind today.... The one thing i really look forward to in my entire day, the one thing that pisses me off more than anything in case it doesnt happen, the one single thing that controls my sleep at night (er....i mean that in a good way)..

the maid...sheesh...I'm even changing my day's schedule to meet the maid's !!!

Now i know what it would be like if I had a girlfriend....(er...again i mean that in a good way) !!

Gazal said...

well,its pretty natural,in a dirty house full of unwashed dishes,undone clothes...etc etc,one really cant be creative,or anything else,and of course you cant even get your girlfriend home!!!
so 'wishing maid was here',isn't that irrational...

Prax said...

hehe...true...

I guess its rarer in today's world to have a steady maid than a steady job or a steady girlfriend !

Manpreet said...

Hahahaha, I m a wee bit too late for the response, but then I have just discovered you.
Hilarious, wonderful, left me laughing out real loud.