Knowing how to get the best out of your cleaning lady or company can be a bit perplexing at first. I do know someone who gets in a real tussle with herself when the cleaner is due in. These days my acquaintance is very frail and doesn’t always remember to clean up after visit to the bathroom and other personal places. It can be a bit fraught at times. I will say to my aged parent that a job needs seeing to in the bathroom and she will argue and look bitterly hurt and offended that I might just be suggesting she is now no longer able to cope. That is exactly what I am suggesting of course, but I have to try to find the most diplomatic route to having that conversation. I have often wondered if it might sort itself out if dear old mum just gave up and handed the jobs on to me.