Who doesn’t love the comedy show “Little Britain”? If you are the person who’s asking themselves, what the heck is “Little Britain”?! then you really should invest in a better entertainment system. I blame Sabina Blizzard, one of my long-term roommates in Oregon.
The show revolves around two main actors who play various characters in a small town somewhere in England. The objective of the show is to exaggerate the stereotypical oddness that categorizes British people…and I think it does a good job of it, for I’m often left laughing so hard I’m clutching my side in pain. This particular clip doesn’t do the show justice, but rather goes on for 45 seconds about dust.
Jaime, you are ranting again. I know - but I cannot help it. Every time I have to clean I simply groan. Hamilton women were not made to clean…we were made…we were made…hmm, how to say this tactfully…we were made to run the show, not to dust and clean! I am totally my sister’s sister, my mother’s daughter, my father’s daughter, a Hamilton matriarch! I don’t clean…that is unless I have to.
A few weeks ago, one of my co-workers was going on and on about how she cleans when her husband is not around. Cleaning? Really? Don’t you have better things to do with your time? She continued on, stating that while she loves China, it is the dustiest and dirtiest place she’s been to. While I think the city of Berkley competes for the dirtiest, it is most certainly the dustiest place I’ve ever lived. I have hard wood floors, which I love. Nothing breeds invisible monsters better than a carpet. The problem with a hard-wood floor is that you constantly have to sweep and mop it otherwise you amass dust bunnies the size of…well…bunnies!
Again, why should this week be any different? Well, it’s not! I’m so unhappy that I have to sweep my apartment weekly…really it should be daily. But, as someone once said, do all things with love. So, while I ‘hate’ you broom, dustpan and dust bunnies, I really do ‘love’ you as you give me something to “look forward to” on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
"Dust, anyone, dust? Dust, anyone, dust!"
Laugh away my dear friends with the notion that I am slowly but surely becoming a domestic goddess.
Jaime - domestic goddess and maniacal English teacher