Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Devious Maid

When she came into my home for the first time, I'll admit.  I was skeptical.  How could someone as tiny as her have the stamina that she had?  I mean...  really.  She cleaned under the bed pulling out gobs of Gracie's fur that I didn't even know existed.  Then, under the dresser she went.  The older I get, the harder it is for me to be down on my hands and knees and get to those hard to reach areas.   I asked if she'd mind if I close the door while she worked.  She concurred.  Then I went about my own business of relaxing in my recliner while my house was being cleaned.  "This is the Life..."  I muttered as I pulled my laptop open and checked on my Facebook page. 

But I knew she wasn't mine to keep.  We were trying her out to see how reliable she was and if she could be trusted to do a good job for Gary's uncle Victor who can no longer clean his own house due to health conditions. 

She was cute.  Prompt. Worked when we told her to.  The perfect maid. 

We even used her for our office and efficiency apartment, which is attached to our home but separate...  if that makes sense. 

Let me set the scene: 

It is 1:30 AM and I hear something unusual, so I spring out of bed and follow the sound to the dining room where our baby monitor (the one that lets us know what is going on in the office) is going crazy!  There is noise, and I'm thinking the door must be wide open over there.  My heart pounds inside my chest and I rush back to the bedroom and peek out the window to see every light in the apartment/office on.  Forgetting that Gary has the lights set on a timer, I come to the only conclusion that makes sense:  Someone has broken in!! 

And then.  It occurred to me.  She was working the cat eye shift.  Nobody told her to.  She must have just felt the urge to clean. 

Gary wakes up.  "What's going on?"

"It's your Devious Maid," I say.  "She's cleaning again."


  1. EEEK, you brat!! I was expecting it to be a human maid!!1

  2. oh wow, you had me going!!!

  3. LOL for a second you had us going too but we sure could do with one of those. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Wow, I did not think the end would be this good. I wish you could send her over here! So is she already at Gary's uncle's place?

  5. Hey, wait a minute I am doing a double take. Is this a robot vacumn, do you have one?

  6. Such a cute post...you had me going!

  7. Oh you HAD me from the start!! lol I am SO easy!
    Must check out one of these 'maids' for here.

  8. Oh gosh, I have always wanted one of those! But maybe not if they have a mind of their own!

  9. I think they are pre-programmed at the factory. Mine did the same thing when I was charging it up the first time. That green light and bee-dah-lah-beep in the middle of the night is a little disturbing. How did you like her cleaning power?

  10. Too cute!! I was thinking you really did have a "person" maid. Glad to hear this one does a gret job :)


  11. Hehe! Girl! I thought from the title that a sneaky human maid had stolen from you... Bobbi, you do have the gift of keeping your readers in suspense and then surprising us!!!



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