Sunday, May 2, 2010

Where did all my shoes go?

I, like most woman that I know have a "problem" when it comes to shopping. Do I have too much? Hard to say.... One of the first clues may be that I own a ton of shoes, but rarely wear any of them. I mean living here in Cancun you can't wear all those pretty high heels. Well at least this chicita can't. My feet swell up from the humidity, and I just can't imagine the pain I'd be in at the end of a night. I used to go by the phrase "beauty is pain", however, no more. Flip flops and sandals is about as fancy as I get - even the arch on my foot is starting to go.

Well....another sure sign you have too many shoes? You don't notice when they go missing. Yesterday morning our muchacha (cleaning lady) came to our house as per usual and started with some of her duties. I was sitting at the kitchen table sipping my coffee when I noticed the flip flops that she was wearing. I was PRETTY sure they were mine. Like 150% sure. Unless she was in Hawaii last year and bought them there...doubtful. I asked hubby to ask her, as my Spanish would just turn the conversation into a mess. Hubby asked "are those my wife's shoes"? She responded "No senor, your sister gave me these shoes" (we share the same cleaning lady). Sooo....we call my cunada who tells us she has never given her anything??? Okay, so now what? We asked her for her set of keys, and told her we just needed them to make an extra  copy, and on Monday she will go to my sister in laws for the talk. Maybe I left them at my sister in laws and she doesnt' remember giving them away? Unlikely, but maybe. I haven't been to my sister in laws place for well over a month, and I recall wearing them just a couple of weeks ago when my best friend was visiting.  Unfortunately, it looks as though we will probably have to let her go. It's only flip flops, but you just can't tolerate that. The only problem I face is if she really took them, would she really wear them to my  house? I would think not.... I don't want to get rid of her if she didn't do it, but at the same time I don't want to be stupid and keep her around. I really do like her, and I know she needs this job.
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Well.... I guess a woman really can have too many shoes!!!! How long were they gone before I even would have noticed?

14 comments:

Leah Flinn said...

I would get the SIL's story first before letting her go. If other things show up missing then you will know for sure.

On Mexican Time said...

I couldn't agree more Leah, as I just don't feel right about the situation. I really don't think she would have taken them, but I've been disappointed in the past. I really hope my cunada gives her a chance to tell the story on Monday...

carmen said...

Here is just a thought/quick question... Have you looked through your things to see if you could find the sandals you think she took? You'd hate to let someone go, and then 2 months later be looking through a box and find the shoes.

Granted, if she said she got them from your cunada and she says she has never given her anything, that needs to be weighed as well... I'm just saying....

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

Anonymous - What the FUCK dude? The writer probably won't respond because responses like yours are so rediculous it won't be worth her time but I've got a minute. FUCK YOU AND YOUR PUSSY ASS hiding behind an "ANON" status. FUCK YOU and your small minded OBVIOUSLY RACIST useless peice of shit existance.

Now, please go die now so you can go strait to hell, that's where you'll end up anyways, might as well speed up the process.

Done.

O.M.T. - Sooooo you can delete Anon's comment and mine if you want, I'm gonna leave my original comment in another box.

XOXOXOX's and fuck that sob!

(ok and p.s. they slammed you for grammer but then start a sentance with "And" and aparently have no concept of punctuation - brilliant!)

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

Dude Lame right?? Awwww I hope you get it strait in a good way :) But lol if she did steal them it wouldn't be so unusual for her to forget and wear them to your house. LOL it's one of the reasons why we have all of those "Stupid Criminals" t.v. shows. :) Good luck!

On Mexican Time said...

Carmen - of course I looked through my closet!!! I don't have any storage in my house, so that would be the only place they would have been...also my cunada never owend the same pair!

Gringa - You rock, freaking hilarious, and you know I would have kept the comment if all he did was tell me I suck!! I will not or do not tolerate racism...especially on MY blog!!! Oh, and beyond grammar, did you see all the spelling mistakes??

Okay, now onto your other comment - you know it!! Sucks so bad. Hopefully we find out today what happened... I really hope there was a misunderstanding... Of course I'll post if there was!!

xoxoxox BACK AT YOU AMIGA!!!

Ritamg said...

I'm going to play the devil's advocate. Please don't think I am being too critical, but....

She probably saw all the shoes, temptation took over and figured that you would never notice. Then she lied because because she had to save face. Even though it is wrong to steal under any circumstances, I hope you can talk to her and give her a break. I know you work hard for your "stuff" but here in Mexico I've never seen so many people work incredibly hard for so little. If anything else goes missing, then let her go. I guess the older I am getting, the less I could care about "stuff".

On Mexican Time said...

Ritamg - dont' think you are being too critical at all. Heck, I am having a hard time with it myself, but I'm sorry I just can't have someone who steals working for me. I really can't. We talked to her today, and we are sure she took them. Did she admit to it? No, but her story did change. I wish I could forget, but at the same time... what will be next? Or what is already gone? I think you are dead right, and she thought I'd never notice, but she wore them to my house!!! Oh, and it's not the sandals I care about.... it's that if someone has the keys to my house, I want to be able to trust them. Period. Stuff (most stuff) can be replaced.

Leah Flinn said...

I have to agree that it's not about the stuff, it's about trusting someone to respect your property.

I was in a similar situation where a family member of my husband's was at our house to watch a couple of workers while we were out. When I returned, I saw the contents of my favorite purse scattered recklessly all over the floor and the purse was missing. Now, obviously, there were only the two workers and the female relative there that day, so it was one of them. I highly doubted it was the two male workers who would steal a purse. I was upset and had my husband confront her just hours later, to which she said she was just 'borrowing' it. When we retrieved it she had already piled all her things in it and using it. I found it very, very disrespectful to simply dump my things on the floor and make off with the purse - (like I wouldn't notice?!). She didn't ask, she took what she wanted. Because of that I am very cautious when she comes over and do not allow her at the house alone anymore. Live and learn. Glad you have resolved the issue and sounds like you made the right decision.

Refried Dreamer said...

damn what the hell did I miss?!?! I need to start watching you ladies more closely.

:) aaaaahhhhhh.....

Sunshine said...

She's got to goooooooooooooo. I give my cleaning gal stuff all the time....she's never taken anything....always watch her when she leaves and she doesnt carry a purse. Hope you can find another one soon. There are really good ones out their. Gringa....you just rock so damn hard...like if i ever need to get even with someone...i'm hitting you up in a new york minute...girl....that is why I love you! :)

Amanda said...

Sounds like you did the right thing by letting her go. I understand what Ritmeg was saying but if she cant handle the temptation she shouldn't be working in that capacity. And for sure you don't know what it would be next especially after bringing to light that you were on to her.
And wow I have no idea what the deleted comment said but I think Gringa took care of it for you. lol

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

Aw dude lame - it turns out she took them? Shit. Tramp. Did she give them back? LOL, not that you'd WANT them back now I imagine, just curious.

*sigh*

Bummer yo.

carmen said...

I'm in complete agreement with what you're thinking. It takes a great deal of faith to have someone come into your home for any reason (as an employee or guest) and to find out that someone has broken that trust... It's just too hard to move past in most instances. I hope you find someone soon too!
(I figured you HAD looked in your things, but was just playing devils advocate as well... )