Mother Mine

28 Jan

No, no, I definitely clean my fridge every 2 weeks.
Really? Ours goes a full month sometimes.

How do you remove stains on the carpet?
Spray with vinegar-water solution and iron over a paper towel.

What about cleaning the ceilings? No cobwebs in America, no?
Try Lime-Away for hard water stains.
Perfume sachets in the underwear drawer are a good idea.
I’m trying to not be too particular about color-coding my closet hangers.
At least we aren’t those anal people who alphabetize their library collection!

You’ve got it from me, she says in a deeply satisfied tone.

Sometimes the most fulfilling conversations can only be had with the person whose cleanliness fetish you’ve inherited.


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6 Responses to “Mother Mine”

  1. Pallavi January 28, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

    Cleanliness fetish and some other OCDs that I inherited from my mother… we have similar conversations all the time!

  2. dipali55 January 30, 2014 at 7:56 am #

    My mother and I had very different notions of cleanliness: she knew when to give up!!!!!

  3. Aunty G January 30, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    My maika is ultra-clean, sasural wasn’t taught
    So my idea of tidiness just isn’t bought
    Tried for three decades
    They’d rather go to Hades
    Every put-away paper as if lost is sought!

  4. Aunty G January 30, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    Err, from OJ a request
    And from others a quest
    Could you please darken the script
    My eyesight’s going decrepit
    Maybe other readers also face the same test?

  5. Orange Jammies February 2, 2014 at 11:13 pm #

    Pallavi: Isn’t it such a relief? My mum and my bestie are the only people who get it!

    dipali55: But why give up? Why, why? 😕

    Aunty G: I understand your frustration
    I face a similar situation
    But thankfully the Boy
    Realizes clean-home joy
    The result being his wife’s elation!

    Apologies for the test
    If the font is being a pest
    It comes with the template
    So has a sealed fate
    Perhaps we can ask the rest?

  6. Aunty G February 14, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

    Ta, OJ! Others?

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