Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Clients Are Funny People, Plus Funnies, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus 

When you're a housekeeper, you find out things about people just from getting to see inside their lives in ways others don't.  That, and people tell you things, kind of like they tell the barber, hairdresser, or bartender.

Not long ago, one client was talking about her car.  It's an older model that still runs well because she doesn't drive a whole lot and she takes care of it.  She said, "I love my car!  It's like a good old pair of bedroom slippers."

Another was waiting for her daughter to come take her somewhere.  The daughter walked in and said, "How does someone who hasn't had a bath in 3 days look so fresh?"  The mom answered, "I haven't left the house in over a week, so I don't go anywhere to get dirty, and I fluff up a lot!"

Yesterday, Ms. PA confessed to me, "I still have my Christmas wreath up.  It still looks fresh and pretty and I took down the tree because it was in the window, but I like my wreath.  It's not even losing any needles yet."

Well, i told her, it has a gold ribbon and gold works for Mardi Gras, so if you like it, leave it up.

"Thank you, you made me feel better!" she said.

All part of the job.

 Now, how about some of those things Grandma sends me.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Compitalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (slave festival to the Lares and Manes, household gods)

Curried Chicken Day

Eat Crackers and Try to Whistle Day -- just to see if it's as much fun as it was when you were young

Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day -- an internet generated holiday with whatever purpose you decide to give it

Goblin Gala -- Fairy Calendar (Fairies not invited)

Hen Galan -- Gwaun Valley, Dyfed, Wales (New Year Celebration begins -- yes, they still use the old calendar)

Kiss a Ginger Day -- some call it a national or international day, although it's not official; a history of this day is here www.hotforginger.com/blog/international-kiss-a-ginger-day/

Little League Girls Baseball Day -- girls were finally allowed to play this date in 1974

Memorial Day -- Turkmenistan

National Marzipan Day

National Pharmacist Day -- US

National Youth Day -- India (on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananand)

Rubber Band Veteran Day -- to commemorate the warriors and heroes of rubber band fights around the globe and in your very own school or office

Stick to Your New Year's Resolution Day -- because if you made any it's too soon to give up

St. Benedict Biscop's Day (Founder and Patron of English Benedictines, and Patron of musicians, painters; Sunderland, England)

Zanzibar Revolution Day -- Tanzania

Birthdays Today:

HAL, 1997 (according to A. C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey)

Jeff Bezos, 1964

Oliver Platt, 1960

Kirstie Alley, 1955

Howard Stern, 1954

Rush Limbaugh, 1951

Joe Frazier, 1944

Glenn Yarborough, 1930

Ray Price, 1926

Ira Hamilton Hayes, 1922

James Farmer, 1920

Luise Rainer, 1910

Tex Ritter, 1905

Joe E. Lewis, 1902

Jack London, 1876

John Singer-Sargent, 1856

Edmund Burke, 1729

Charles Perrault, 1628

John Winthrop, 1588 (O.S. date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Dynasty"(TV) 1981

"All in the Family"(TV), 1971

"Batman"(TV), 1966

"Arthur Godfrey and His Friends"(TV) 1949

"Ottone, re di Germania"(Handel's Opera, HWV 15). 1723

Today in History:

Tsarina Elizabeth establishes the first university in Russia, 1755

The first US public museum is established, in Charlestown, South Carolina, 1773

Mission Santa Clara de Asis is founded in California, 1777

The first cargo arrives in New Orleans by steamship, from Natchez, 1812

Anthracite coal is first used to smelt iron, in Mauch Chunk,Pennsylvania, 1839

The Royal Aeronautical Society is founded in England, 1866

The Dow-Jones closes above 100 for the first time, 1906

A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time, 1908

The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees, 1911

The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote, 1915

Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens, 1918

Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate, 1932

Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation, 1967

An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait, 1991

A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali, 1992

Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning, 1998

The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage, 2004

Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket, 2006

The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal, 2006

Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years, 2007

An earthquake in Haiti kills an estimated 230,000 and destroys most of Port-au-Prince, 2010

Divers retrieve one of two black boxes from Air Asia Flight 8501, which crashed on December 28th during its flight from Indonesia to Singapore, 2015

Missy Eliot becomes the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, 2019


  1. Great photos today. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless always.

  2. Oh man, those floors. Yes, you learn lots obot other people by regular interation in that way. (I once cleaned stairs - surprising how múch I learned!)

  3. LOL! Those are some great funnies. Mom totally forgot about filling up in the back of the car. I bet you do learn a lot and hear a lot cleaning for people. Here you would learn there is a lot of fur in the house!

  4. Mimi,

    I'd saying being a housekeeper is interesting work. I mean, cleaning one's own home isn't interesting but to clean another persons'...it's evident by some of your stories how interesting it is. :)

    I love the floor art - so realistic! I'd love to see something like this up close. The Pointers & Setter and the husband relaxing memes cracked me up - great stuff! Thanks for the laughs. We all need a lighter spirit these day and humor is the ticket!

  5. That last one was the very best!!

  6. All are great as always. Yes I had a car where gas was pumped behind the license plate but I never pumped it...the station attendant did. I agree with Tabor that the last one was the best. LOL I know what idiot the clouds are looking down on.

  7. Yes, you have some interesting clients! Love those floors.

  8. I love your interactions with your clients. Such fun.

    Love all the funnies. My favorite was the guy in the doghouse after winning an argument with his wife.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  9. What a fun post and Grandma sends the most delightful photos ~ love the 'do you knows?' Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. CRACKED UP at the cloud saying !!! the painted floors are great; I've seen some of these works around the blogsphere in the past and they are amazing; some of them do make you stop in your tracks before walking on !! ☺☺♥♥

  11. Bwa!! Haa!! Haaa!!! You made coffee come out Mom's Nose! We LOVE it when coffee comes out her nose! Especially the Clouds! Have a wonderfully Happy Day!

  12. She could also add a few red hearts for Valentines Day! Great photos- from Grandma= especially the one with the husband relaxing after having a discussion with his wife! hahah Enjoy your day!

  13. I am sure you have to be like a psychologist to some clients. :) That makes me sad about cows. XO

  14. I love that Tri-Triangle house and the curl on the surf wave.

  15. Hmmm... my comment disappeared (after getting a 'broken' Blogger icon followed by a 'your comment was published') Things that make you go "Hmmmm!" So I'll try again... ;)

    I've always thought that the amazing people who clean houses would definitely be akin to a hairdresser or bartender - even more so, as they get to see everyone's deepest, darkest (and dirtiest) secrets! ;)

    LOVE all the pictures - my favorites are the floating forest, and who know cows have best friends?! :)


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