The bachelor with a house cleaner than my whole life
29 August 2016, 12:44
Nairobi - You see I normally put all Kenyan men in
one box because the majority I have come across display the same habits.
But yesterday, that changed and that makes
me wonder if it was juju or am being hoaxed.
The first thing I noticed was the very neat
house. There is clean and then there is neat; this one was even beyond that.
There is work you can clearly see the cleaning lady is the one who does it and
there is the one you see that someone did it themselves. This man made me
ashamed of my own closet and I have just tasked myself to go and reorganize it.
If he even invited himself to my house, I would prepare a fake funeral just to
make sure he does not come to see me.
His shirts were colour coordinated; his socks
folded in sections, ties the same and shoes had their own section. No dirty
dishes anywhere and the laundry was just done; by himself. The last time I was
in my room my clean laundry was thrown all over the place- must be because I
had been looking for something. When I can’t find it, the next option is
usually tear the room apart. Basically, it was a mess.
Most women are afraid of getting married
and their boyfriends/ husbands because you now become the ‘maid’ tasked to do
all the work the cleaning ladies used to do.
This man had hired two cleaning ladies when
he got into the country, their first attempts to get it right led them to being
fired. Now I am not sure if a man is that OCD is a good thing or a bad thing. If
I ever lived with this man he would be mad at me all day every day because I might
just be messier than what he can put up with. Men who are that OCD tend to be
very particular and demanding on the way things are done, not just neatness,
the food, the living arrangement and any other thing. It is never one place but
every other thing.
He can pick up after himself but will you
be able to put up with the other demands? That is what I asked myself the whole
time. Most Kenyan men think it is a sin to clean their own house especially if
he even has a girlfriend. That is apparently her job. I think his mentality is
different because he never grew up here either way so his social views are not
the same as for most Kenyan men.
But really, it was nice for a change to
enter a bachelor pad that does not smell like shoes, like you know what I mean.
And also sit on a couch and not worry if something might bite me.
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