There are two old ladies, one, now retired from service, staying in a big house all by herself and the other who works as a help in the houses in the neighborhood. Children of the lady in the big house wanted her to have someone over to sleep in the house at night so she might have someone around in case of emergency. She accordingly calls the house-help lady who readily agrees as it means some addition to her meager earnings. After all what difference will it make where she sleeps, in her own house or the old lady’s?
She realizes the hard way that there is indeed a huge difference. The lady in the big house refuses to let her use the bathroom, there are two of them in the big house, during the duration of her overnight stay, a matter of 11-12 hours. The house-help lady tries hard to reason with the lady in the big house: How can I guarantee that I won’t want to use the bathroom at night? Is it in my hands? The state of her finances even makes her try out the arrangement for two weeks by the end of which, poor woman, she gives up.
Well, as for me, I am trying really hard to resist the temptation to throw a brick at a certain someone’s window and break it.
©Shail Mohan 2016
Parul Thakur said:
Is that a real story? Yeah, many rich are not empathetic at all.
Yes, unfortunately a real one.
Unfortunately true for almost every home I know.
Is it more common than I think it is? 😮
‘The class act’ — on pun you play
‘Clas-sick’, i add, if i may
She should be tired
And the children should’ve had their say!
I like the clas-sick. Very apt.
Traci York said:
My mother used to be a nurse (now retired), and occasionally did private duty for some wealthy people. While not all could compare with your lady, who is obviously in need of a cluebat (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cluebat), there were some real contenders. Gotta love people sometimes.
Cluebat. Now that’s the need of the hour!
Reminded me of the movie The Help where coloured househelps weren’t allowed to use the bathrooms in the house.
We are no different. Sadly.
So sorry, your comment went to spam folder and I noticed now.
Yes, I too remembered the book/movie. Sad, indeed.
Maybe just me, but is this a attitude among the wealthy/rich?
I’ve seen them treat lower level classes like filth, create superiority complex and really they lack empathy for others, especially the poor. Some think it’ll affect their “image” and “status” to society. No wonder they do petty things like not letting someone use the restroom.
Makes me grateful for not growing up super rich (though sometimes it’s a nice though). We really need egalitarianism.
We do. Btw, sorry, this comment got lost in spam and had to be retrieved 🙂
This lady is insane, I think!
Sandhya Kumar said:
Doesn’t the lady in the big house use public toilet in the theatre or mall? Disgusting.
That’s a good question, Sandhya.
Whoa. What did she expect her to do? Hold it in for 24 hours?
12 hours. But even that is too much. 😦
Have you seen the movie the Help? Reminded me of that evil lady who would let the black maid from using her bathroom. So regressive. I think you should show her that movie
Yes, I have read the book and seen the movie. I remember feeling angry. This is just on those lines.
Some people are seriously so regressive in their way of thinking! Don’t blame you for wanting to throw a brick! If you do, try and aim for the bathroom window!! 😛
To put the message across, eh? 😛
a rich, mad woman
No compassion 😦
This probably happens because of this obsession with “status quo”. So yea, if you are in a better position than others and have a better lifestyle than someone else, it’s conceived that you can treat other people who are “less” than you anyway you want. Sad to be honest.
Yes, it is sad.
Maybe instead of a brick,you should chuck a bag of Luci’s poop
I know this is kind of gross for this group
but i think it will put her in a soup
and maybe teach a lesson to the nincompoop.