Jun 13, 2011

Do not touch

Something is happen today that is make me very disturb. I am going to park for my walk. Like I going every day. In park there is swimming pool. Whole pool is empty. Only one child is there. Her maid also doing swimming little. In her clothes only. They just standing at one side and child is doing splash with maid.

Then one maam is come. She is complain to lifeguard. She saying how this maid is allow inside pool? I feeling so angry. What this maam is thinking? That we dirty? That we not take bath? That we making whole pool dirty with our germ? It like house maid is having big sign on her clothes. Do not touch. 

I not able to say anything but I just watch. Lifeguard is tell maid to come out. Now child is swim by herself in pool. It so dangerous. Child is only like maybe 3 or 4. Then child is crying because she not wanting to swim herself. Then the maam who is complain is get upset. She tell maid to take child home because child is disturb everyone by crying.

But that maam is not realise that actually she is disturb everyone by making maid come out of pool. Poor child and maid is going home. And this maam is then only sleep in sun at side of pool. She not even going inside the pool. Imagine she making them come out but she not going inside. 

This do not touch thing so common. In my before sir house also they never letting me go inside their pool. They having pool inside garden. My just now maam is not take me to pool because she not like to go to pool. But she let me eat and drink in her plate and her glass and spoon. I having my own plate and spoon also but she not saying anything if I use her plate and spoon.

Even washing machine. At my before sir house and oman sir house they not allow me to use washing machine for my clothes. They say Sally you do hand washing your clothes. But here my maam is let me use washing machine. At my before sir house some time when I so tired of doing hand washing I  am using the washing machine when my maam is go out. No one is knowing this. 

All these maam who not let us touch these thing is not understand that this thinking is so stupid. I am doing clean of whole house. I am feeding children. I am cooking food and packing children lunch. I am washing fruit and cut it with same hand. That all ok but if I go inside the pool it bad? 

These maam is not want us in pool because they think we are not clean. But actually the mind of these maam is not clean. Because if you having clean mind you never thinking like this.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

agree with you sally why those people are thinking like that becoz their mind is dirtier than the municpality trash bins.they are thinking that they are more culturous and dignified people but they are the are most uncultured people

Anonymous said...

i love

Anonymous said...

STUPID MAAMS.

Anonymous said...

could be the maid is not in her swimming suit?
anyway.. i will not allowed my maid to bring my child to swimming pool. it's too dangerous!

Anonymous said...

by the way you write your story, it does not sound that your from the phils. anyway grammar does not matter, what important is you express what you want to share and it catches my interest to read it because it has a sense of humor to me............and it is realistic......

the Frenchy said...

Some people's life are so miserable...
Some Madams whom are nothing in reality, feel some kind of importance when they compare themselves with maids. The famous feeling of superiority... And in this country, people think that the level of respect U own them is according to their bank account...so sad, such an empty life...

Well I truly understand U but...I find a bit disgusting to to to a pool with clothes on. Those clothes have been wear probably the whole day...then to go to the pool with them, I think it's not appropriate. Keep going Sally !

Anonymous said...

xcelt post...

Anonymous said...

OMG what kind of people is that!!!! I have a nanny who cares my two babies and she is one more in our family, i feel angry and sad to learn such idiot people you have to met.
Keep going and God Bless you sally

sanam.dhiraj said...

yha its true,,, a couples of month's ago i was at sahara mall and i saw that a maid with a child, child was having fun in play area, but that maid was sitting in the corner and eating a chips i felt so bad about her and even her clothes were so clumsy...

Anonymous said...

I lived and grew up in the UAE for 15 years and this story is typical, I always wondered how can arabs be so inhuman? They think they are better than others because of their money but they don't realize that they are sitting on a limited resource. I hope they go get broke and go back to their camels soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally, I really love your blog. I think you're a really good writer. I've read a lot of your posts and I love all of them. Especially this post and the salt and pepper post.

I'm a student in Singapore. In Singapore we have maids too. I want to do a short film about the relationship between maids and the children they look after for my school project. I would love it if maybe you will agree to talk to me more about your experiences working? It would really really help me a lot and maybe it can help more people understand what all of you go through.

My email is jiamin.w@gmail.com. Please email me? :D

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