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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

When The Cleaning Service Cleans You Out!

Sigh.

I hate it when I am confronted with other people's dishonesty. I finally managed to arrange a monthly cleaning service to come to our home and give me a hand with the bigger cleaning jobs, and they steal from us. This is a tragedy for two reasons:
  1. Somebody I let into my home betrayed our trust and committed a crime, which, I fear could still be happening because it is quite possible that we have not realized the full extent of the theft.
  2. I have to fire the cleaning service because I will obviously never let them on my property again, which means that I am back to cleaning everything myself. Not that I mind it, but the sad fact is that I could clean nonstop and still never get the house clean, because as I clean my darlings are busy mussing it up again. (Darlings=husband, kids, kid's friends, dogs.)
So, tommorow we get to begin the excrutiating process of trying to limit the overall damage, filing a police report, deciding whether to get the insurance company involved and generally feeling less safe in our own home. It's not about the monetary value of the initial theft, it's the fact that once you know somebody is a thief, and they have had full access to your home, the possibilities for damage are huge!

Ugh Ugh Ugh.

RH =(

PS...Kinda makes the Coyotes seem like a better choice of company. At least they make no bones about the fact that they would gladly have you for dinner...

4 comments:

Jacran Cottage said...

How awful to have had this happen! You must be feeling so violated and betrayed. Very sad that people you have placed your trust in can behave this way. I hope the damage can be minimized and that nothing of true value and importance is lost.

Jackie in ON

Jacran Cottage said...

How awful that this has happened to you. It's sad that people we have put our trust in can do something like this. I hope that damage can be minimized, and that nothing of true value or importance has been lost.

Jackie in ON

Amy said...

ouch! that is a bit of a worry, do you have a contract with this company and is there any way you can claim some insurance to cover the damage?

Retro Housewife said...

Thank you for the support! In the grand scheme of things, this is just a bump in the road!

RH