Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Beauty Of Innocence

Our temporary maid has been a test of our patience. She appears to have come from a culture so different from ours that she seems almost alien.

Yesterday she ironed Dad's shirt, and has finally learnt that the iron needs electricity in order to get the job done. However, a little too much electricity and she burned the collar.

Then, she did something so totally unthinkable that it was impossible for us to be angry : She took a pair of scissors and cut away the burned areas, leaving two holes in the collar!

She was not ashamed or apologetic because in her mind, she had solved the problem. Throw away the burned areas and the shirt can still be used.

How to be angry? This tells us so much about her background. She was not trying to hide her mistake, she was trying to make amends, in the best way she could. I can only marvel at that. Such purity and such innocence.

And I'm still laughing today as I write this ...

Amazing! ..

3 Comments:

Blogger Peter Gan said...

So the shirt how? Maybe your dad can masquerade as Zorro???

4:10 PM  
Blogger christopher wwy said...

So... Did you allow her to cook???

2:08 AM  
Blogger copywritingstudent said...

Hahaha, cook? Nope. Don't think I can mime that well enough for her to understand me.

Anyway, we sent her back (bless her) and have a new temp maid now, so things are much smoother at home.

11:48 AM  

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