Good Help Is Hard to Find

Posted on | January 14, 2015 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
My partner and I have had a wonderful cleaning lady for the past several years.  She is thorough, reliable and reasonably-priced.  The only drawback has been that she doesn’t speak much English, but we have managed okay in that regard.  The problem is that she recently converted to a religion that is extremely anti-gay.  I don’t mind that much because I don’t really talk to her but my partner says that it makes him very uncomfortable to have a person in our home who disapproves of our sexual orientation and our lifestyle.  He says that he wouldn’t allow a guest in our home who believes that so why should we pay someone to come into our home who believes that we would be better off dead.  What do you think?
Troubled

Dear Troubled:
It sounds like there are well-established boundaries with this lady, due to the language barrier if nothing else. She is not a friend nor a guest and so it seems to us that her opinions about your sexual orientation are as irrelevant as her opinions about home decor.  Having said that, if your partner continues to be disturbed by her, then you must defer.

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