La Femme de Ménage

Posted by Analyse at 2:37 PM

Friday, January 26, 2007

Frenchguy was ardently cleaning every angle of our house last night. Guess who's coming.. yung tagalinis namin!

Well, actually, to justify the act, it was our first meeting with la femme de ménage. It was to show her how clean we want our house to be. But me thinks, we could have left our house as it was and let the femme de ménage evaluate how much time she would need to clean it. Afterall, she's the expert, right?

Ako ba o si Frenchguy ang tama? Or tamad lang talaga ako?

I just hope Frenchguy won't do it everytime our femme de ménage comes. May pagka-pasaway din kasi to minsan e hehe.

12 comments:

purplegirl said...

too funny. hubby and i do the same. most times, we clear, organize, or hide stuff because we don't want them throwing away catalogs we haven't read or other things like that. and i always, always lock our walk-in closets. not that they're going to take anything. they haven't in 12 years. they even have keys to our house so they can come in even when we're not home. but my very wise lola back in manila always reminded us since we were small that you should never give people any temptation.

Plain_Jane_Too said...

Well, your reasoning is more logical but with that said...I myself do pick up before the house cleaner comes. I always rationalize it by saying I don't want her to just clean around the mess. But in reality I think I don't want to be thought of as a slob. Also (another rationalizing here) we contracted a certain # of hours from her so rather than using up time on picking up clothes laying around I'd rather she use the time to oil the wood cabinets, dust the floor boards, clean behind the sofas, scrub well the bathrooms, clean the fireplace, clean the oven, etc...the drudgeries. :)

I've had her for almost 13 years now and so far I haven't lost anything. Plus I live in a small town, a bad reputation will ruin her "business."

Analyse said...

purplegirl and plain_jane_too, in fact, except for the toys of louna, everything is organized at home. we have a toddler, remember? hehe. we have the washing machine inside the bathroom so anything that has to be washed goes directly inside the machine. all she has to do is to vacuum clean the floor, clean the windows probably, scrub the bathrooms... that's why i was laughing when frenchguy was doing all that, nothing will be left for the cleaning lady hehe.

and the valuables, we had been burglarized 2 yrs ago, i don't think there's still some valuables inside ;) .. but yes, no to temptation!

Analyse said...

purplegirl, i cant seem to access to your profile, can you give me access, plsssssss.. or leave me a link to your blog?

ligaya said...

ang sipag na lang ni frenchguy! baka sabihin ng tagalinis niyo, "asan ang lilinisin ko dito? malinis na ah." hehe. mabuti pa sa inyo ana may pumupuntang tagalinis. dito sa amin, tagapulot at tagasunod ako sa kalat ng mag-ama ko. hehe. mabuti na lang, maaasahan ko rin pagdating sa chores si hubby. aba, ako rin yata eh tamad maglinis minsan! :D

sana papasok ito. i have too much of beta already, lagi akong pinapahirapan. why, oh why???

happy weekend and kisses to louna!

dangkin said...

just like my loveydovey!! ha.ha. wala naman kaming taga linis kasi dalawa lang naman kami sa bahay e, pero everytime i mention to him that "i'm going to clean the house tomorrow", uumpisahan nya yan bago sya matulog para daw di naman nakakahiya sa akin.. isn't our guys funny?! :P

Analyse said...

Ligaya, haha, exactly what i was saying to frenchguy, asar talo nga sa kin e... sa february pa lang mag-uumpisa yung tagalinis, so neophyte pa lang kami hehe.

Dangkin, another pogi points for them hehe...

haze said...

Naku Ana, I am like Laurent ! Linis muna ako, kakahiya naman sa femme de ménage eh kasi Pinoy eh! Baka sabihin burara ako, kaya ayon. I prefer to clean myself but pressing , out of the question! So force myself to do it rather than paying someone sayang din ! It's actually 12/hr na kasi eh, ipunin ko na lang :) ! Di naman mabigat gawain sa bahay eh, I just hate plantsa :( . Have a nice sunny Sunday Ana & family.

analyse said...

Haze, ano yang 12/hr, declared or non-declared? mukhang napamahal yata kami a..

sha said...

hahha ana di ko kaya may maglinis na iba though i can be happy others can do my ironing

Francesca said...

dahil ako ay cleaner, ang sa akin, yoko ng bahay na hindi organise. Ibig sabihin non, habang trabaho nito, lol.

Kung hapit ako sa pera, i dont mind. Kasi I like the effect after na maorganise ko.long hours, long pay yun.
Bahay ng madame ko, disorganise lagi,esp comes monday.

Tatlong rooms, tatlong bathroom and cr, 100sqm ang salon, 50sm ang dining, may kitchen and terrace pa. Mag shoping pa ako , luto, plantsa, laba sa machine and hugas plato sa machine.Set the table serve, 6hours if feel ko, four hours if not in the mood, haha.
tago plantsa, EXIT na.

Kaya, wala angal madame ko, siya kaya gawa ng work ko, ako na lang madame...
Baka suko siya sa bahay niya, lol!

Lucille said...

hahaha! maybe i'm the same as your frenchguy! malinis na bago darating ang tagalinis. I remember when we were in my inlaws for 1yr, they have cleaner 3 times a week, pero wala ng lilinisan yong cleaner nila kasi nalinis ko na eh! wala din naman kasi akong ibang ginagawa, boring talaga kaya yong household chores napagtripan ko. Nagreklamo yong femmede menage sa MIL ko na bakit ko raw nilinis trabaho daw nya yon...hehe nahiya rin kasi sya na binabayaran tapos plantsa na lang ginawa nya.

Since we transfered to a bigger house na pag tinamad ako minsan or napapagod, hubz proposed me to hire a cleaner. But i said always "no way" kc useless yon habang sahm lang ako sakin na lang nya ibigay yong pambayad! lol
am just like haze too, magaan pa nga yong gawaing bahay dito kesa PI, kc dito may lave vaiselle,vaccuum,washing machine(efficace kesa PI), etcetera! haha pero how i wish may machine din na tagaplantsa! LOLZ i hate ironing clothes..