I want to share a little story today about a maid that my BIL & his wife just hired.(mungkin mcm mengumpat sikit tapi sy hanya nak tahu pendapat yg lain) Every morning since Monday, they brought their maid and their eldest son to my MIL's house. This is just temporary as they want my aunt (PIL's youngest sister) to monitor this maid. She is actually a nice lady at the age of 40's. She's married and have 5 children who are now staying with her husband somewhere in Medan.
We don't really mind her being talkative and sometimes kind of bubbly. However, even my BIL also has noticed that sometimes she asks too many unnecessary questions like some personal questions. As I normally come back home by 5 o'clock every day, I always bump into her and have had the chance to talk to her.
On the first day (Monday), she greeted us warmly and we were okay and happy to see that she's seriously want to work. She asked some questions on Monday about my kids and other things. It's only when she started to ask questions like "Why do you only have two children?", "Do you have problem in conceiving?", "Are you on prescriptive pills or do you take any the methods to avoid pregnancy?", I was so speechless at first. Seriously! She just knew me for few hours and she wants to know all of that personal matters! I didn't want to be rude to her as I respect her as she's older than me. I just told her that we (my hubby and I) are having a lot of unsolved problems and matters at the moment. We have decided that we are happy and want to enjoy our two daughters first. Then, I told her that I had to attend to my daughters.
Yesterday and today, luckily I didn't have to talk to her as she was busy with my BIL's son and they also left the house earlier. Before they went back to my BIL's house, my BIL have asked me about his maid. I had to tell him that I was uncomfortable when she asked too many personal questions. Other than that, I don't have anything against her. My BIL told me that he has actually warned her before as during the last long weekend when they went back to my BIL's in-laws house, his in-laws (his wife's siblings) also told him the same thing.
NOW.....my questions to all of you who are reading this entry:
- Do you think that I was over reacting?
- Do you agree that she (the maid) has crossed the line when she asked some personal questions?
- What would you do if you were in my situation?
- What's the best answers when you feel uncomfortable with some of the questions from a stranger?