Monday, July 2, 2007

Burnt. Out.

How I wish there were those useful little smileys that they've got over at MDC! Today's would be :irked:
Yet again I find my pulse racing with annoyance at the maids. I try to keep in mind that they are probably burnt out too. Yet when I walk past the same basket of folded laundry that has been sitting on the folding table for 5 days I find it very difficult to sympathize with how bored they must be having so little work to do. When the doorbell rings while I'm on the phone and I know three paid employees are having coffee in the kitchen and not one of them bothers to check on the door I fume. When they dump the shopping on the counter and don't bother to take the next step of putting things away I want to bang my head against the wall. I just wish I was sufficiently fluent to put my thoughts into spanish. But then, that's just not done here is it? It's considered the height of rudeness to angrily point out what a crap job someone you are paying is doing. It just isn't nice.

And then I'm hanging around wasting a gorgeous day because some guest forgot to bring her passport to the airport with her this morning. Sure, that happens to everyone eventually but she didn't bother to call until an hour before she was due to arrive (read: 2 .5 hours after the driver we sent to pick her up had to leave to get her) to let us know. And the message that she left didn't include any information about her traveling companion who presumably made the original flight.
Did this kind of thing always happen and I've just completely run out of patience? Or is it really happening more often and travelers have gotten both more stupid and more inconsiderate?
Who knows? All I know is that I'm sick of the guests and I'm sick of the maids! Time to go!