Thursday, September 27, 2007

~Maid for a Day~

#1 Maid by Diana Ong
#1 Maid

Yesterday I decided that what I really wanted was for a maid to come clean my house. So I left a list of everything I wanted her to do on the counter, along with a $5 bill and a note that it was for coffee after she was finished, and I walked out of the house....

...and came around by the front door and let myself in and started working.

It may seem silly, but it got the work done! Maids, after all, do not stop every fifteen minutes to check their e-mail (and then end up getting hung up on the computer for the next hour!). Maids do not stop to read stray books and magazines. No, maids get to work and work.

My house is clean as a whistle, and after the maid I was finished working, I took my "pay" and went and got coffee!

Obviously I work for cheap. Anyone want a maid for the day? I only charge $5! ;-)


Kathy, Jeff's Wife said...

I'd give you $10!!!!

theups said...

Tammy, I LOVE this post AND the idea!! TOO adorable!!!!

I'm sure you accomplished a good bit of work!!

Mrs. U

PS- How was the coffee? :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I'm going to try it!

E from Canada

Theresa's Notes said...

After the week I had, I needed to laugh. Thanks to you, I got my laugh.

And if I was still in Michigan or you was in Texas, I would give you a call lol

Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

What a cute and clever idea! I know that I personally would do a great deal for a cup of vanilla cinnamon coffee... ;)

Emma said...

Terrific idea! I will have to try it some time :)

Sarah Joy said...

What a great idea! You get the five dollars AND someone comes in and cleans your house for you while you work! ~wink~ I think it's a good deal all around!

Jodi said...

Sometimes it's all about psyching ourselves up for the task at hand, isn't it! I say if it works ... it's not silly. :o)

[And I love the fact that Kathy gave you a raise! lol ;o)]

Elaine said...

Hmm, sounds like a good idea. I could easily be bribed with a cup of coffe :-).

Cherish the Home said...

How creative! Thanks for this post it made me smile. (o:

HsKubes said...

What a clever idea. And what a blessing for you... now you have a clean house and you got a treat. ;o)

Thanks for sharing this.

~ Christina

Paula said...

I've done a few "silly" things before to get myself motiviated.

If you have a magic carpet, hop on it and head down my way. I'd love to have a maid for a day...or week...or month...or year. ;)
Mrs. C