Sunday, September 9, 2007

Hey is 85 a wk good 4 a house cleaner?
from a 909 phone number, Thursday, September 6, 9:17 PM

My God, I have no idea. How many days a week is the cleaner coming? How big is your house? Of course, even if I knew the answers to these questions, I would not know what a good price is for a house cleaner. If it were a manicure, I would tell you: $10-$15. If it were a vodka cranberry at a bar, I would tell you: $4-$7. But a house cleaner? I would call my mother.

It fascinates me that there exists some Leila (in California, it seems) who would KNOW these things. Some Leila who, when her friends are getting housecleaners, are like, "You know who we should ask about this? Leila. She is like the expert at pricing out cleaning services."

If I ever become rich enough to get my own house cleaner, hell, I'LL text this Leila to ask what I should be paying. I would be grateful for her advice.

5 comments:

Leslie said...

1) Awesome commentary on this one. 2) This would have been an ideal time to say something specific like a vodka cranberry with Absolut vodka would be best at $4-$7, thereby encouraging Absolut to send us a few bottles tomorrow. 3) It IS too much. I asked my mother.

Steph said...

fyi, i've been reading this semi-religiously and spreading the gospel throughout south africa/chicago... just wanted to let you know that your project is gaining acclaim in multiple hemispheres :)

Leila said...

Thanks, Steph! I am so glad you're reading and enjoying it.

Thanks, also, Leslie, first for the compliments, and second for asking your mom. I was really beginning to wonder what the answer was, so I'm glad to have this question dealt with. Whew.

Emily in DC said...

But aren't manicures at the place by your house like $7? I need to come visit if only to get my nails done again....

Leila said...

Right, Emily... we even have those "frequent manicure" cards... you know, "buy ten manicures and get the eleventh free" or whatever it is. We have not yet bought NEARLY enough manicures.