Apr 16, 2011

Ma. Jeannie Caasi Buena: The Confrontation


Yesterday morning, I received a call from my auntie from the province. When I answered the call, she suddenly told me, "Andito si Jenny (our former maid). Kausapin mo siya para masabi mo lahat ng gusto mo." I was a bit surprised and my hatred to her suddenly came back. This maid is a big liar! To make you understand why I hate this maid so much. I would tell you the story about it.

Last January 10, 2011 she asked permission if she could leave for a while because her father died. She told me that she will be back after 3 days since the funeral and burial is in Bulacan only. I gave her permission since it's her father's death although she just took her vacation last December. I gave her salary for January in advance which is P3000. I explained to her since I can't give her abuloy so I'll just give her whole salary for the month of January. Supposedly, there was a deduction since she didn't give back the blanket that she borrowed from me. She left the house on January 11, 2011 at around 5 pm. She promised me that she'll be back by January 14, 2011 in the morning. I even joked to her that she might be back in the evening instead of morning because she always do this to me everytime she takes a day off. But she gave me an assurance saying these exact words to me, "Bakit? Ang 11 am di ba morning yun?"

So January 14, came and the morning has already passed by but I never see any her arrived at home. So I thought she might arrived in the evening so I've waited until night. AT 7 pm, I texted her because I was quite worried since she told me that she has a difficulty in traveling at night. I texted, "Ate, gabi na bakit wala ka pa?" But I never received any respond from her.

January 15 came but she's not still home and she didn't even mind to send a text message so I decided to dial her number. But to no avail, she didn't answer my call. I dialled her for around 5 times. So I decided to just text her saying, "Ate, magtext ka naman o sagutin ang tawag ko para alam ko kung babalik ka pa o hindi." But I never received any reply. My father also tried to call her but didn't answer his call.

After a few days, I tried calling her but no success. There were times that she turns off her mobile phone. So I said to myself that I'll just ignore her and for sure she will never come back. But I was surprised when our neighbor told me that our maid texted them and asked them if we have found a replacement to her. She even told our neighbor that she's in Makati that time and that she's just fixing something and will be back to us. The nerve of this bitch! I've been texting and calling her but she texted the neighbor.

I got really mad and texted her of my rants about what she did to us. This is what our conversation was through text:
Me: Ang kapal naman ng muka mo na magtext sa kapitbahay taos sa kin ni magpaalam ng maayos di mo man lang nagawa! Ganyan ba ang gawain ng tao na nagsisimba at may pinag-aralan?!

Me: Bayad ka pa ng January di ba? Di ka man lang nahiya sa 'kin. Pinatira namin ang ng isang buwan ang anak mo dito tapos ganyan pa ang igaganti mo! Wag mong sabihing wala kang utang dahil binigay ko ng buo ang sahod mo ng January!

Me: Kaya kung may mahiya ka pa pakibalik na lang yung kalahati ng sahod mo! Nakakahiya naman sa kin at di mo yun pinaghirapan! Naniniwala ako sa karma!

Me: Buti nakakatulog ka pa ng mahimbing sa ginawa mo!Ang galing mo magsinungaling! Hindi aangat ng basta ang mga taong katulad mo!

Maid: Bayaran ko yung utang ko pag sahod ko paki antay lang salamat!

Me: Sana nga mabayaran baka hanggang sabi lang yan!

Maid: Alam mo Jane pasalamat ka at sinungaling ako kasi kundi ewan ko lang alam mo naman ang ugali ni ate Marlyn (my aunt). Malaki utang na loob ko sa inyo kasi naging mabait kayo sa kin. Sensya na talaga balik ko na yun pag sahod ko salamat.

Me: Eh bakit di ka nagpaalam ng maayos sa kin? Bakit kailangan sa kapitbahay ko pa malaman na namasukan ka na pala sa iba! Tapos ikaw pa ang nagmamalaki ngayon?! Tawag ako ng tawag sa yo di ka sumasagot ni text ko di ka nagreply! Kailangan pa plang hintayin mo na magalit ako ng sobra sa yo!

I never received any reply from that message. Obviously, she's guilty and makapal ang face. From her text messages, I never felt that she's sorry for what she did. She texted our neighbor again showing how mad she was and even told them na di sila mapagkakatiwalaan. The hell! Off course, our neighbor would be on our side and they're just concern.

I am very confident that I never treated her and her son wrong and we never treated her as "katulong." In spite of mistakes at mga nasira nila ng anak niya, they never heard anything bad from us. I didn't deduct those things to her salary since awa ang nangingibaw sa kin. She has 5 children and 4 of them are already in school. Her son lived in our house for a month but she never heard anything from us and we pity her son because he's so thin we he arrived here and I observed that he never enjoyed the things that a typical child enjoys like eating delicious food and eating anytime he wants. What I didn't appreciate is that the child gets anything he likes from the fridge without any limitations which I think her mother should be aware of. It's not their house. Even with my chocolate drink and juice, when I want one and ask our maid where are they? She would answer me, "Wala na Jane, inubos na ng anak ko." WTF!!! They don't know their limitations in this house anymore! These are just some of my rants from them. I guess I would just make a separate post for this.

So yesterday, I made a confrontation to her since this is my chance and vengeance!!! This is what our conversation was as far as I can remember:

Me: Pakibigay na lang sa tita ko ung utang mo. Wala tayong pinag usapan na ipapadala mo sa ATM ko yan. Ayokong magbigay ng info ko sa yo! Gusto mo iforward ko pa sa yo ung tinext mo dati! Wala tayong pinag usapan na ganyan.

Maid: Ang sabi ko sa kanya baka kung puede sa ATM mo na lang since di pa ko sumasahod ngayon. Di ko maibibigay un sa ngayon kaya ang sabi ko sa ATM mo na lang.

Obviously, she's just making a reason 'coz she's already busted. At nagmamalaki pa siya sa tono ng boses niya.

Me: Di ba more than 3 months na yun bakit hanggang ngayon di mo man lang nagawan ng paraan para mabayaran mo ung utang mo?

Maid: Ngayon pa lang kasi ako nag uumpisa magtrabaho ulit kaya wala akong maibibigay.

Me: It's not my problem anymore. Di ko na yan kasalanan. Unfair naman sa kin un di ba? Binigay ko sa yo yung pera ng mabilis tapos ngayong kinukuha ko sa yo kelangan ko pang maghintay ng matagal?

Maid: SILENCE....

Me: Bakit di ka pala nagpaalam ng maayos? Ni ha ni ho sa mga text at tawag ko di ko nagparamdam.

Maid: Iba kasi ang may hawak ng CP ko.

Me: Kahit na! Kahit gaano pa katagal ang abutin kung talagang sincere ka sa ginawa mo magtetext o tatawag ka sa kin para sabihin na sorry di na ko nakabalik dahil sa ganitong reason.

Maid: Kaya nga eh, nahihiya naman na ako kasi matagal na un.

Me: Hindi un reason. Pero malalaman ko na lang sa kapitbahay ka pa unang nagtext at nagtatanong ka pa kung nakahanap na kami ng kapalit mo. Kung talagang nahihiya ka bakit di na lang sa kin ka nagtext?

Maid: SILENCE...

Me: Ang sabi ng tita ko sinabi sa kanya ng dati mong amo na wala ka ng atraso at maayos kang nagpaalam sa min kaya lilipat ka na pala sa kanila. Bakit di mo masabi sa kin yan?

Maid: SILENCE...

Me: Sana man lang nagpaalam ka ng maayos di ba? Eh di sana okay tayo ngayon. Siguro naman wala akong ginawang masama sa u di ba?

Maid: Oo naman...

Me: O ung pinalo ko ung anak mo un siguro ung ginawa kong masama!

Maid: Hind Jane.

Me: Alam mo halatang guilty ka kasi di mo sinasagot mga tanong ko.

Maid: Paano ko sasagutin eh dirediretso ka magsalita?

Me: Nagpo pause ako hinihintay kita magsalita pero ang tagal mo sumagot. Tumatahimik ka!

Me: Pasensiya na pala at boring dito sa bahay at wala kang masiyadong ginagawa. Pasensiya na rin at di kita mabigyan ng sobra pa sa sahod. Pasensiya ka na dahil di kami nakatira sa Executive Village kaya di namin afford ang magbigay ng malaking halaga ng pera!

She remained quiet so I told her to give the phone to may Aunt na lang. Her approach in talking to me is very rude. I can tell from the tone of her voice. She told our neighbor and her former amo(who is now her amo again) the reason that she left our house is that she got bored. 

SILENCE MEANS I'M GUILTY!!! The reason why I'm making her pay her debt which I expect she will not do is to teach her a lesson. Besides, there are many housemaids who are pasaway nowadays so I think we should teach them a lesson.

Ang hirap na nga ng buhay niyo sa probinsiya, 5 na ang anak mo, wala na kayong makain at may gana ka pang magsabi ng bored ka na! Imagine? She's earning P3,000 a month with less work in our house. Sometimes she earns extra when she washes clothes and cleans the house of my sister. She only clean, cook, do some gardening in our house. That's her routine work here. She even mentioned to me that ang sarap ng buhay niya dito at kumikita siya ng P3,000 tapos nakakatulog pa siya in the afternoon.

Oh well, I pity you a lot!!! You don't how hard your amo should be working just to be able to give you that amount of money. Ikaw kaya magtrabaho sa opisina o kaya sa ospital!!!

GOD is watching you and I believe in karma.
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