So last week the cleaning lady didn't show up.
Now I know what that sounds like. I have heard those well-to-do, every hair in place, designer jeans types complain about the 'help.' But for me, having someone do the heavier cleaning isn't a luxury. It is a necessity.
The last time she was here she didn't seem to be her usual cheery self. I asked if she was ok and she replied that she hadn't taken her medication that day. She told me she has anxiety attacks. We sat and talked about that for a time. She seemed better when she left.
She missed work one other time. But then she called, all apologetic, telling me she had overslept. I just laughed, told her not to worry about it. She just came here the following day.
She hasn't called. Her day to work for me is Thursday. I believe in giving folks the benefit of the doubt, so I haven't called the company she works for. I hope she shows up tomorrow. I hope she is alright.
Waste Not, Want Not
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