A late good morning to you all… as mentioned yesterday it was a nasty day, mainly because I came to a dispute with our cleaning lady and ended up in her quitting. Sounds like a luxury problem but the fact is that we both work very hard and as Isabella Löwengrip once said “ I create more value being in the office than cleaning my house”… So therefore having help cleaning and ironing and such is really crucial for us to make our days function. For the second time in a row I’ve been very disappointed coming home on the days when she cleaned, it’s still dirty and no instructions has been followed and I had an idea of that someone else then her was in our house.
I confronted her with the facts and she blew up in some kind of crying anger, a strange reaction to such a small issue. And it all ended in a discussion where she tried to defend herself and I just simply said “just do your job and I am happy…..” but, apparently I offended her so much that she, in her anger, left the key in our postbox and said she wouldn’t come back. I believe there must have some other problem bothering her. I felt terrible making someone feel bad but on the other hand I know I did right, why pay for something not worth the money and someone who’s lying? …. Crap, one problem solved but another arising, I got to find a new one, and this time a kind person and less of a drama queen.
What I really wanted to talk about here on the blog today was books and not cleaning. I like to read but I do it more less than often nowadays, but next week (when going for a retreat in Spain) I have loaded up with books to read at the poolside. I like reading different books at the same time, I often read a scientific book (to learn something), a biography (to get inspired) and a novel (to dream away), all at the same time. In my hand on the pictures below I have Outliers by Malcom Gladwell and By invitation only that is the story about GILT Group. In addition to that I’ve just ordered a pile of books from my favourite author Paulo Coelho. So far I have only read the Alchemist and Adultery which I can warmly recommend and on my trip next week I’m planning to read The Winner Stands Alone.