ice water

Few days back maam is taking children for swimming. After 10 min they all coming back. Maam saying Sally the water is too hot. I tell her maam it is so hot outside so of course the water will be hot. Maam get little bit irritate with me like I am not knowing anything. She say the pool is suppose to have chiller. Chiller is not work. Sally if I put children in that hot water they can be sick. 

Then she tell me this story of this swimmer who is dying in the hot water few years back. Here in UAE. I cannot believe her. She say Sally I read it in the paper. He came for some long race and he is get dehydrate or something and he die. Then she say children not do long race in pool but Sally I am too scare after I read that story. Water must be chill or children not do swimming.

Now maam is having nothing for children to do. Children take out their swimming clothes. Rayan start crying. He say I want to swim. Then Sara is starting. She like to argue too much with maam about everything. She want to be lawyer when she is big. She say who cares if water is hot. we are also hot we want to swim. Why cant we swim? Tanya is swimming. Alex also is in the pool. It is not too hot for them to swim. They are ok in the pool so we will be ok in pool. You never let us do anything fun. Why cant we swim?

Maam say Sara I am getting a headache with all this noise. Go to your room and cool down. Sara say if I was in the pool I would be cool down. Then Sara is going to her room and banging the door. Maam is now getting angry. She say Sara if you bang door again I will remove the full door. Then we see how you bang the door. Rayan is crying more because everyone is upset. Everyone is in bad mood because the chiller not working. Everyones temper is become too hot like the pool. 

Maam tell me Sally make me some ice tea. And give me two panadol for my headache. I think ice tea is good idea. If she cool down then maybe she not need the panadol for her headache. I put lot of ice in the tea so it is chill. So she can cool down.

Now I wish I am able to put lot of ice in that swimming pool. So the water is chill. So children can swim. So everyone in this house can cool down. 


Anonymous said...

Well done to you Sally

Grace said...


I just wanted to stop by and tell you that your blog was talked about on Expatwoman yesterday. Unfortunately the EW admins deleted the post. I'm not exactly sure why it was deleted, but I'm guessing someone wrote something unsavory or unacceptable (the cats must have been sharpening their claws LOL!)

Perhaps another EWer who is reading this blog could shed light on why the link was deleted? I'm curious to know since I love this blog and cannot imagine why posting the link would be an issue. I know that if I ask on EW, the mods will just delete the post again and perhaps ban me too. I feel "safer" asking here. I apologise for taking up your comment space.

In any case, you have to know that I love your blog and everything it represents. I know its fiction, and that you are not really a maid, perhaps you are an EWer yourself, but who cares. I applaud your courage to speak out. Keep writing.

Claire said...

To the poster Grace above, I post on EW too and I saw they deleted this thread. I don't recall anything that needed to be deleted (that said, I was on only for a short while and maybe something went down that evening). Maybe someone said something mean or bitchy (wouldn't be the first time on EW) about another poster. Wish the mods would not delete entire threads though- it's annoying when you look for a thread and its GONE KAPUT

Sally I like your blog and have been reading since the article came out in Gulf News. Good job. Can you reveal your EW identity to us? We would love to know who you are.


Cleaning Maid said...

Haha! I love your writing! It makes the story more interesting :)

Dubai Xpats said...

I have to agree the way you write your articles makes it not just informative but also good fun to read. Great article well done!

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