I really want someone to come clean my house for me. I don't want to pay $100 for it. This is what leads me down the Groupon road, over and over, except this is what happens every single time.
1) Get email from Groupon that includes some half-price home cleaning service.
2) Buy Groupon. Think giddily about clean house with no effort on my part. Print Groupon out and stroke it lovingly.
3) Schedule cleaning. Always at least three months out, because whatever. Put appointment on calendar.
4) Day of cleaning arrives. So excited.
5) Time of cleaning service's arrival arrives. Peer out window hopefully.
6) Hours go by. No cleaning service. Call cleaning service. Email cleaning service.
7) Days go by. No call from cleaning service. No email from cleaning service.
8) Email Groupon and ask for refund.
Three times this has happened. THREE TIMES. The only thing that I can determine is that cleaning services do not think through what will happen if they suddenly get a whole bunch of new customers. I can't imagine just ignoring an assignment for my work without providing any explanation at all. I would not be upset if someone had called me a day ahead and asked to reschedule. But just to have nobody show up at all is beyond bizarre and irritating.
One would think that I would stop eagerly buying the Groupons that turn into Groupon credits when once again a completely new and different cleaning service just fails to show.
I have to get this through my thick skull, so I am writing about it so I will have this post to look back on when once again I am tempted to think I can get someone to clean even part of my house for $40.
It ain't happening, is it? No, Rita, it is not. You have to clean your own house. The end.