It has come to my attention that Miss Juanetta has something important to talk with y’all about and she asked me to please, please, have her on today. I told her you wouldn’t mind, so here she is.
Oh, hello my Lovelies!! I’ve been so busy picking up all the candy wrappers and droopy balloons leftover from Valentine’s Day.
Listen my Lovelies, a sweet lady that I house clean for, apparently is having a little problem with her Facebook friend list. Well, not a big problem, more like she needs reassurance she’s handling a situation properly. You see, she’s been contacted by not one, but two different “boy,” er, (now) man friends whom she knew from high school. The first boy, or should I say, man friend problem, resolved itself, but now, Nadine, (that’s her name) tells me–while I’m cleaning around her place– that she needs my advice.
I tell her,“Ma’am, you knows I’ma just the housekeeper with only cleaning on my mind. I don’t think I’m the best person you should be asking. I usually ask my Lovelies, because they are much wiser than me when I’m faced with a difficult decision.
Nadine grabbed my arm and begged, “Oh! Please ask your Lovelies what I should do, Miss Juanetta! You are the best housekeeper, so efficient and trustworthy. I know you, and they, can help me!!
Of course, you know how Miss Juanetta has to help anybody who asks and once again my Lovelies, here’s Nadine’s predicament in her own words:
Thank you sooo much for helping me . . . you see, the latest Facebook message came in from a boy I went out with only a few times way back in high school. Nothing really came about it and life went on with both of us, but now, he’s messaged me with the first typical lines of insincere gibberish like, “Oh, haven’t seen you in years and wow, you still look great . . . blah, blah, blah.
Of course, I’ve been raised to be polite, so I returned the message with the same blah, blah, blah, except not the part about still looking great. We women are lucky, in that we have a whole make-up industry to put us into debt and it can also make some magic with looking real pretty–even after a million years has passed. Hehe
Anyway, I wrote a short note back to him and not expecting any problems, since I kept things general and very short on any personal details of my life. Basically, nothing to show anything romantic or I’m-in-the-market-for-love kinda thing. Because I’m not.
(You understand Miss Juanetta?)
Well, next message comes back with the ulterior reason for his message. At least I feel it’s kinda fishy. See what you think . . .
“I’m so glad you replied back to me! Blah, blah, been married for too many years now, you know, ups and downs of marriage. Right now, going through a rough patch, and don’t know if we can get through this one, blah, blah, but I’m going to try. Blah, blah, what about you? Married? Children? I still remember us in high school, blah, blah, I wonder if I did things differently how it may have turned up for us now. Well, I don’t have an abundant amount of years left, blah, blah . . . not going to live the remaining years in a difficult, blah, blah, almost loveless marriage!”
That’s my story Miss Juanetta. How do you think I should handle this?
Well, Nadine, it don’t seem too much a problem. I think.
You Lovelies see it as a problem? Should Nadine write a short note back to this friend letting him know how time has changed both of them. They both have their own families. Miss Juanetta is not quite sure if Nadine’s man-friend is just reaching out for support to help him get his marriage in better shape or looking for another person to escape the “love-less” marriage.
I told Nadine not to worry because Miss Juanetta has some wonderful friends who always give great advice. So, let me know. In the meantime, Miss Juanetta is on duty! Clean, clean, clean is the new motto!
Happy Mopping my Lovelies! And thanks Sunshine for letting me speak for Nadine! I owe you one!
Love, Miss Juanetta, the housekeeper.