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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 22 Feb 2012 3:35 pm

the lynx wrote: Well this is the land of cheap foreign labour after all. And it is even cheaper to have a stay-in maid than to have a part-time one coming in on intervals.
You been to the Emirates yeah ?

Anybody coming from Dubai has no good word about Singapore .. no driver, no maid, no nanny, no 'assistant' ..

Singapore is miles away, comparing Dubai ..

Oh, wait, even in Malaysia, maids are cheaper .. and cost much lesser than here - across the causeway.

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Post by mummy mantras » Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:02 pm

ecureilx wrote: You been to the Emirates yeah ?

Anybody coming from Dubai has no good word about Singapore .. no driver, no maid, no nanny, no 'assistant' ..

Singapore is miles away, comparing Dubai ..

Oh, wait, even in Malaysia, maids are cheaper .. and cost much lesser than here - across the causeway.
True... true...

I met one pampered expat wife who (recognising me as a fellow Brit) started to complain about her maid and how much she had had to spend on her maid's insurance (an MOM requirement), and how she had gotten a letter from MOM instructing her to attend a course on how to better communicate with her Foreign Domestic Worker (i.e. a 'maid' in bureaucratese) after she had hired and fired (or rather terminated and repatriated) three in a row in less than a month after finding them "incompetent and lazy"!

She rolled her eyes at the indignity of it and pointed out that "In Dubai, I could have hired and fired a hundred maids, and nobody could have cared less! What the heck, I could have killed the lot of them, and nobody would have even bothered to question me let alone ask me to go for some stupid [Actually, she used another adjective, but I wanted to keep this posting suitable for all ages! :wink: ] class!"

At this point, I strongly contemplated removing her from our gene pool...

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:08 pm

*tsk tsk tsk*

Shame, no sense of decent regard to a fellow human being. This kind of person should have been killed instead so ensure that no such progeny of her kind to wander around and taint the surface of this earth.

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:27 pm

mummy mantras wrote:At this point, I strongly contemplated removing her from our gene pool...
Now, if you can just give me her coordinates...

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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 8:54 am

mummy mantras wrote:
ecureilx wrote: You been to the Emirates yeah ?

Anybody coming from Dubai has no good word about Singapore .. no driver, no maid, no nanny, no 'assistant' ..

Singapore is miles away, comparing Dubai ..

Oh, wait, even in Malaysia, maids are cheaper .. and cost much lesser than here - across the causeway.
True... true...

I met one pampered expat wife who (recognising me as a fellow Brit) started to complain about her maid and how much she had had to spend on her maid's insurance (an MOM requirement), and how she had gotten a letter from MOM instructing her to attend a course on how to better communicate with her Foreign Domestic Worker (i.e. a 'maid' in bureaucratese) after she had hired and fired (or rather terminated and repatriated) three in a row in less than a month after finding them "incompetent and lazy"!

She rolled her eyes at the indignity of it and pointed out that "In Dubai, I could have hired and fired a hundred maids, and nobody could have cared less! What the heck, I could have killed the lot of them, and nobody would have even bothered to question me let alone ask me to go for some stupid [Actually, she used another adjective, but I wanted to keep this posting suitable for all ages! :wink: ] class!"

At this point, I strongly contemplated removing her from our gene pool...
and the Brits call Americans obnoxious :D

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 9:00 am

zzm9980 wrote:and the Brits call Americans obnoxious :D
No, it's

Americans = uncouth
British = snooty

Get your international stereotypes straight!

:P

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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 9:17 am

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:and the Brits call Americans obnoxious :D
No, it's

Americans = uncouth
British = snooty

Get your international stereotypes straight!

:P

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I don't think "uncouth" is a real word in American English, so I'll just ignore that! :P

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:41 am

I wonder what a couth person is like? :lol:
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Post by poodlek » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:20 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I wonder what a couth person is like? :lol:
You'll never know :P

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:11 pm

Probably not. If'n I ain't met one yet I don't reckon I ever will. :wink:
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