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House proud

December 27th, 2013

A friend needed help moving and cleaning her condo. My family went over one morning to help.

Olivia and I were assigned to the lanai, which was extremely dusty and full of old-rug debris. We each took a broom and dustpan and started sweeping.

"Do I have to do this really good?" she asked.

"Yes, you do," I said.

"How good? Is this good enough?" she continued, indicating a half-swept pile of dirt.

"Honey, no. You have to get it all in the dustpan. Has to be really clean," I explained.

"But why?" Olivia pressed.

Getting the faintest bit exasperated, I looked at her and said, "If this were your room, how would you want to treat it? Wouldn't you want to do a good job so it's all clean?"

"No. I would do it half good and then go out and play and let the wind blow the rest away," Olivia told me.

Why do I ask? Really?

One Response to “House proud”

  1. Rosette:

    yes so did you bring a fan to blow the dust away...never mind sweeping funny!Yes use those leaves blower thingy drive people crazy with the noise use mask ...CLEAN plus hose it down with water ..for job well done your friend will pay ...!

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