Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill
Went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water

This is a nursery rhyme almost all of us grew up with. And I've been thinking about it a lot in the past few days.  And it has little to do with the fact that I have a child now.

A few weeks ago, I called an agency here and asked them to send me a part time maid for three hours. This lady came and was going about the cleaning.

I needed a bucket for something and asked her to please bring it to me.

She brought me a stool. I then said, "I need a bucket please."

She went to the living area and brought me a folding chair. I didn't know how to explain it to her and so stopped what I was doing and went and brought the bucket. By this time, she had started doing something else and so she didn't see what it was that I really needed.

About half an hour later, she came to me with a bucket in her hand and said, "Ma'm, I need to use a pail. May I use this one?"

1 comment:

sowmya's creative saga said...

something similar happened with me too..I went to a chinese minimart and asked for a bucket..the fellow there did not seem to get it..I finally remembered the nursery rhyme(jack and jill) and asked for a pail and I got it ..hehe