Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Victorian Charm, Part 1.

Got to hand it to the Victorian era.  Imagine being so very decent as to require euphemisms to describe anything remotely indecent.  These proper folks must have been a major factor in the huge number of synonyms present in the English language. 

A very nice customer brought this theory to mind.  Ms. Customer was away for a few days and asked me to take care of her cats.  For over a decade, it has been a great honor and joy to be entrusted to look after these two delightful brothers.  As the boys are getting along in years, they have been experiencing bladder challenges.  Or, as Ms. C. described it, "increased activity in the litter box". 

Indeed, Ms. C. left me a note saying she has doubled and sometimes tripled daily visits to the box in order to keep up with the additional activity therein.  Therefore, she would understand (and pay extra) if I too, felt the need to visit more than once a day to maintain the desired cleanliness level.

Now, even somebody like me, whose conversational style leans toward the free wheeling, sometimes vulgar side can appreciate the exquisite propriety evidenced in that litter box discussion.  And because I like Ms. C. and love her cats, I stepped up my efforts to adhere to the exemplary conditions expected in the boys's toilette in spite of a larger presence of material due to heavier traffic.

I may be a salty broad but I know a sweet gig when I have one, even if it means I must inhale a little more organic substance than I'd prefer.

3 comments:

  1. And because I like Ms. C. and love her cats, I stepped up my efforts to adhere to the exemplary conditions expected in the boys's toilette in spite of a larger presence of material due to heavier traffic.

    I love the way you matched her tone in the above sentence. Cool. I can totally imagine her nose.

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  2. Tie a bandanna around your nose and mouth prior to making any visits to The Box.

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  3. I agree with you--sometimes a sweet gig comes with the little sacrifice of a little "organic inhalation." Not having had cats in decades, I don't even know what kitty clean up entails. I'm just glad you like cats! :)

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