The House-Staffing Agency that placed me in this new Butler job asked me (during the very first interview) to describe the "ideal employer" I would want to work for. omg!
I was not expecting that! And I couldn't just stand there and tell them the truth, now could I?
But I can certainly tell you!
Does anyone remember Miss Havisham? Compared to my current employers, she would be absolutely wonderful to work for!
And here are the reasons:
First, she had driven herself insane over a lost love, and a cancelled wedding. (Well, I get along rather well with the mentally ill, considering how easy they are to relate to.)
Then, she became a recluse. (Which means she'll not be having any parties, and no over night guests! Nice!)
Next, she rattled around the house in the same old tattered wedding dress, year after year. (Which means no laundry, no ironing and no dry-cleaning bills!)
Also, her house was always a mess. (And therefore little-to-no dusting, vacuuming, or moping!)
In addition, her dining room table, with two candelabras and a petrified wedding cake, was covered with dust and cobwebs. (Ha! Obviously no formal sit-down dinners or cocktail buffets in the near future!)
And finally, the drapes throughout the house had been pulled closed for years. (And therefore, no indoor plants of note, and no UV rays destroying the original oil paintings or fading the Persians.
As you can readily see, the advantages of working on such an estate and for such a dear Lady are obvious.
If anyone hears of a position like this opening up, I do hope you'd keep me in mind!
(I would, of course, need to give a couple of weeks notice. References available!)
Hope I haven't bored you to tears! I just get so frustrated with my current employers sometimes.
Thanks for stopping by!