Yes the day arrived to send her home came and gone…phewwww…..I deviated from my plan a little but nevertheless it worked! We confused her a little on the departure date and time so she was not able to know until we were ready to leave the house! I have packed her bag (with whatever miserable stuff she has, not much) and set aside the clothes she needed to change to board the plane. Someone told I should have
kicked sent her home in a boat instead of flying but I was not sure how to get the boat tickets and how reliable it is, I mean as in security la…like in the airport, at least I’m assured she has like least likelihood of escaping once she enters the departure hall!
As I was checking through her whatever belongings, I found RM0.70 coins hidden in her sanitary pad. I was like, duhhhh..hiding things in sanitary pad is like the oldest trick there was and of course the amount is not that big but still I took it back. She probably nicked the 70 sen from mom’s place while we were away in Singapore.
I did a body check but of course I didn’t check if she’s hidden anything in the “holes” inside the body la! Wah so disgusting man..if she’s hidden some there, let it be la! Bluekkkk…uwek…uwek…
I told her again why she is not able to take anything else besides the things she originally brought from Indonesia. I usually bring the maid to buy whatever they want to bring back home once they are leaving me for good and also give them an angpow (monatary gift in a red packet) but for this maid, NO WAY! I made her sign a letter indicating why she is taking home less one month’s salary, just in case she comes back to me saying I have underpaid her. Reasons for deducting the salary was very obvious and of course it’s not able to cover whatever she’s destroyed during her 2 years here but I am sure it will affect her nevertheless.
As we were approaching the check in counter, I noticed her eyes were getting red & tears were welling up. I was actually at one moment did feel sorry for her and took out some money to give to her…but I hesitated and as we walked towards the departure gate, I dug into my pocket to take out the money but somehow my hand froze in the pocket and didn’t come out!! You guys must be thinking Amah is so cruel and cold hearted but for the things she has put me throught even to the very last day as she walked in the departure hall, it was stress all the way! Not worth it la! Even the spirit of Christmas did not move me to give her the extra pocket money! And after seeing that she left one piece of her dirty laundry hidden in the pails in her toilet & also some rotten food hiding in containers, I feel even better now for not giving her the money!
As we walked away seeing that she has passed immigration, it was such a relief…it was like a very heavy burden lifted off my shoulders! Boy suddenly we felt so hungry and wanted to eat at McDonalds but upon seeing the queue, we decided not to and went back to OUG to eat dim sum…somehow the food tasted exceptionally well, probably not because the cook improved..it was most probably because I was in an exceptionally good mood! Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! (Not even the thought of having to do my own laundry & taking care of the kids can take this happy mood from me!!)