It's pretty obvious that my maid is way more busy than I am..... Or may be it is just another communication problem.
In any case, my house is suffering badly. My maid is the king of her own wishes, and she makes it a point to make me believe so. She comes to my place whenever she feels like working a bit or when she wants to borrow some money. Sigh!
I have highly erratic working hours due to the production support (alright, I work in shifts!). And to make things worse, my working hours change almost everyday. I try my best to ensure that she would know when she can come on work next day. But I can just "try".... since I can't speak Kannada and she speaks ONLY Kannada. It is a highly difficult (and animated) task to convey her the next day's schedule. I somehow get this feeling that she has given up on me, since she says yes to whatever I say and chooses her own timings. Most of the times, she manages to skip a day or days together. Thus everyday it's a big suspense whether she will come to work or not.... only time can tell!
This time it's been four days, and our schedule did not match so far. My kitchen sink is full of dishes and there is this huge pile of dirty clothes to be washed. If she doesn't work for another day or two, I will have to either buy a washing machine or new clothes.
New clothes! New clothes!!