Saturday, March 01, 2008

Her Good Friend Has Gone Home

Yesterday, my BIL’s maid went home to Indonesia for good. My maid and theirs have become very good friends as they meet quite often. When we went back to PIL’s house together, they slept in the same room. We’d “baby-sit” the maids for each other when either of our families are out of town. So they’ve spent quite a lot of time together and have become rather close.

BIL wanted to extend her contract but her husband didn’t allow her to continue. She had no choice but to turn down the offer. It’s really not easy to get good and reliable maids these days. And she’s highly educated too (till SPM level). It’s really a hassle to get a new one. Have to get used to a new person and train her all over again.

Before they left for the airport, we went over to bid her farewell. We shook hands and hugged each other. Seeing her in tears made my eyes teary too. As for the 2 friends, I can see that they were parting with heavy hearts. I told my maid that good friends don’t come by often and if she really cherishes the friendship, then continue to keep in touch when they’re both back in their home country.

I’m wondering how it’d be like when mine goes back end of this month. CE is too young to know what’s happening but XY is one emotional girl. When we left hubby’s hometown without Kakak during CNY, they were already crying uncontrollably when saying their goodbyes. Now I’m thinking if it’s a good idea for the kids to send her off at the airport or just say goodbye at home. Whether it’s at home or the airport, must get ready lots of tissue papers.

14 comments:

Mimi Lenox said...

Sorry to hear this. How sad.

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BabyBooned said...

it's true that losing a good maid and having to train a new maid all over again is such a hassle. i'm not looking forward to it myself when my maid goes back for good next year. sighhhh

by the way my personaly opinion is better not let the kids go to the airport la i think.. worse at the airport to see their kakak walking away through immigratn..

Tot's Mom said...

Yes, good maids are hard to come by. I think now is even harder because all the good ones wouldn't choose to work in Malaysia. Anyway, as you said, get ready a box of Kleenex.

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wen said...

so will u cry when ur maid goes home...?

slavemom said...

Mimi, thx for the tag. Will get to it soon.

Babybooned, more dramatic hor. hehehe

Audrey, yup... M'sians don't pay well.

Dora, thx!

Hazel, done!

Wen, I think so leh. It's quite difficult to contain my tears when I c some1 cry. :)

suesue said...

Wah your kids so good with Kakak one ah? My son is very close to my previous maid but when she left my son 'mou fatt kok' leh. Maybe he is still young and odon't understand that Kakak is leaving.

Jacss said...

aiyo.....so much emotions running!!
ya, it's impt to let yr girl know ahead that kakak will not be back for good....i think just say goodbye at home is suffice la... no need to cry unnecessarily, save tissue...haha

Bryan's Mama said...

you're not extending your maid? I'm offering mine but she hasn't made up her mind yet. You're right in that it's difficult to find a relatively good maid....

Health Freak Mommy said...

Maybe you can start to prepare her now by telling her that kakak will be going bk to where she belongs? Sherilyn was very attached to my former maid too but when my maid left, she did not cry coz I guess we have prepared her mentally for this a few months ahead.

slavemom said...

Sue, she's vy good with the kids. Yeah, I think my boy will be like that too coz he's too young to know wat's happening.

Jac, will prep her for the day.

Paik Ling, I hv offered her but she didn't want to continue anymore. :(

Shireen, ok.. must seriously start to prep her now.

Peridot&Sapphire said...

so, you got new maid ready? my maid also will be leaving in June... PIL doesn't feel like let her continue as they have even higher expectations on maid's abilities... I think it's hard to fond good maid nowadays too...

slavemom said...

Sharine, the new maid will come a few days after my current one goes home. Just a few days, I'm sure I'll survive. :D