While reading this, we’re all spies! These are saddening anecdotes, but still anecdotes. I wonder if any of the houses seemed to have their 💩 together. It’s also a bit schadenfreude. It celebrates not being rich. But many of the problems she describes can also occur when not rich…
Reading this reminded me a bit of this one, sharing anecdotes from a former cable guy. Absolutely worth a read, if you haven't already!
I read it now, great story! Whenever a technician enters my home now I'll make sure to invite them to use the bathroom.
I remember the title, but haven’t read. Thanks for the recommendation 😎
Great read … I always walk the delicate line with my cleaning ladies , I want to know them ..kinda , ya know- to make sure they don’t steal. But not know them too well for every reason I just read.
Love this. Reminds me of some of the work by Lucia Berlin, esp A Manual For Cleaning Women and the piece by that name. I find pieces like this strangely validating, perhaps like thor said the schadenfreude of knowing my decisions for less are rightly reflected in not needing a stack of scrips to survive.
We are really flowin’ on a vibe theme here! Spies, voyeurs and surveillance.
The Voyeurs Motel is a perfect compliment along with other link and series mentioning here in comments.
The Netflix show is on now, and I just watched the first excellent episode. But you know what's even better than that first episode? This piece. Land is such a fine, fine writer -- plainspoken, clear-eyed, economical. Full of insight and humor and humanity.
What's the name of the show?
Not as poverty-porny as Precious, but there's a lot of money issues for sure.