Coalition of the Confused

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Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.

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Grace and gratitude   Vent Your Spleen!

Started Jan-4 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 245 views.
Jenifer (Zarknorph)

For the last two weeks I was house-sitting for my neighbour.

I used that time to stop smoking.  It was tough.

He had NO table in his home, other than a coffee table.

I had to sit on the floor with pillows as a chair, legs bunched up as there was not enough height to even stretch them out underneath.

It was hell on my back and neck.

I looked after his cats, and made sure his house looked very much occupied over the Christmas and New Year break, meaning I could not spend much time with my own mother during this holiday.

He returned home on Friday.

On Thursday I did all the linen washing (of course, it rained) INCLUDING his clothes in the hamper and slept at home.

Friday morning I went in and cleaned that house from top to bottom.

I could not find a bucket and mop, however, but he had two vacuum cleaners, one which he showed me how to use on the wooden kitchen floor before he left.

I scrubbed, wiped, vacuumed and swept everything.  The house was spotless.

He came home, we had a pleasant chat over the fence about the holiday.

About half an hour after that I heard the vacuum cleaner.

I called through his window: "Oy! Did I miss a spot?!"

He gave me a sarcastic grin and replied "How old are you?"

I shrugged "I dunno, I refused to keep count after 45."

He said; "Well, you should know how to clean a floor by now."

I called him a motherfucker and burst into tears.

Later he brought me in, to show me (or should I say mansplain to me) about the grease on the floor.  I noticed the mop and bucket and said I could not find it anywhere, which is why I used degreasing spray and a cloth on my hands and knees.

He pointed out my obvious mistakes. 

I should have known that the grate on top of the gas stove I had never used (we have electric) was detachable.

And the mop and bucket were outside, in the back yard beneath the barbecue.

Oh - and he didn't even pay me.

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)


He obviously needed some advice!

I think puppy training (socialising in a controlled environment) and obedience training are essential.

The reason being, that the owners are trained at the same time

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Are you saying my neighbour needs to be trained?

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)


No, I think you might need a bit of training! You mean to say your blooming neighbour is still alive AND well? Not even 1 night in intensive care, or at least a visit to the ER?

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)



I house-sit because I adore his two cats.

His last house-sitter popped in once every 2 days and filled their food and water bowls.

And I think his cats like me better than him.

We're on speaking terms.  The test will be the next time he has a FIFO job and needs the cats to be fed for a couple of days.