“They put all of them in a tumbler of water!!”, declared Ishaan when I sent him to fetch a comb for his hair.The they referred to the couple whom we recently hired for doing our work, for cleaning our house and who had just left after doing their job.
“No, I soaked the combs in soapy water to clean them”, I replied.Strange, I do that every now and then and nobody noticed till date but since there was a fourth person in the house, anything amiss or out of place was attributed to them, already.
“I can’t find those maroon earrings”, I shouted as usually I do when I’m getting ready.And although this call is mostly ignored by hubby, this time pat cam the reply -“Ask Amelia!”.So, to clear the haze a little bit – Amelia is the name of the cleaning lady who has just been at our place twice and already has multiple fingere pointing at her and her husband.Minutes later, I found my earrings lurking in a drawer, where I’d tossed them carelessly.
And today as I threw away the Clorox disinfecting wipes box from the bathroom, I couldn’t find the new box in the designated cabinet.And the thought did flash my mind -“Ameliaaaa!!” Again after a few seconds I found them in another cabinet.This was just me being careless and disorganised and another person was bearing the brunt of it.
I always preach to others that if the cleaning ladies steal from houses, who would give them business?But here its me, shamelessly grabbing the fisrt opportunity in the vicinity.
God, how petty we humans can be?In pre-Amelia days, we would search and search for a thing because no fourth person inhabited our place and now we stick a name to each missing/misplaced item.
We found a scapegoat and we started loading it like mule!!
“Start the search from within”, some sage of a person definitely has said it sometime.I definitely can’t be the first one saying it, but how true it is!!