Return of Roving Retainer Gets One’s Goat …


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The missing maid breezed in this morning at her normal ten-minutes-late time. Pressed for an explanation, she conveyed that her son had been taken to hospital with chest problems – we think tuberculosis, but can’t be sure as this may have been words put into her ‘Yesses’ by Much Better Half.

Questions as to why she didn’t let us know were met with smiling non-communication. Methinks a written warning will be appropriate.

She really is good at getting one’s goat, so here are some more of the one I used yesterday for her to have a go at getting – just kidding.

Goat 2 Goat 3

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18 Responses to Return of Roving Retainer Gets One’s Goat …

  1. Arkenaten says:

    I wish I could persuade my missus not to have one. Alas, when one goes, another trots in in no time.
    Drives me spare.

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    • colonialist says:

      Imagine the frustration of a version that one can never be quite sure has received one’s communication or not. And with all the brightness of a galaxy on the outermost fringes of the universe …

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      • Arkenaten says:

        Oh, we have had a few of those as well. But we do not have a live in any longer, merely a daily.
        Yet, even here we have been rather let down numerous times, even though I tend to pay more than the going rate and am mindful of ‘traditions”( feeding etc)
        Odd how when we grew up we had to provide out own lunch and pat for elevenses etc)
        Theft has been the major issue ( had a wallet nicked and on occasion money has been taken as well.)yet despite my protests my missus continues to hire.
        My office is now Out of Bounds to them all.

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  2. Tokeloshe says:

    Eish! They can get your Goat!
    The goat’s playground is so nice 😉

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  3. gipsika says:

    Hey Col. Well, on the one hand there are a lot of flus and bronchites going around, the Studio was 70% sick all through the winter, up here, and I doubt it’s too different at the coast. So I’ll believe her the son in hospital – though possibly with pneumonia not TB (one desperately hopes, because TB is horribly tenacious). On the other hand when an “Abigail” disappears like that for a number of days without leaving messages or being available one always worries whether she has found another job somewhere and is going to butter off next thing. Hope that’s not the case, either.

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  4. very handsome goat there 😀

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  5. disperser says:

    Good to hear she was not a victim.

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  6. In the dim and distant past when I employed a maid, I found that Mondays were very iffy.

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  7. GP Cox says:

    Have you made a list of the excuses? Just how creative does she get?

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  8. Ruth2Day says:

    what lovely goats. I stopped having somebody do my housework because I was fed up of not arriving or being late. Drove me insane

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