More Annoyed than Amused

The Rug Cleaner

Posted by parsingtime on September 30, 2014

Last Friday we had wallpaper installed in our bedroom. Which, I know, sounds very 1980s of us but I promise it is modern and very nice looking. Anyway, the dude who installed it got glue on our rug. This rug is brand new and was not cheap and therefore I was not a happy camper. So today we had the rug cleaner dude come pick up the rug to be cleaned. He was probably in his late 50s or 60s and proceeded to give me, totally unprompted, baby advice.  Here it is in all its glory for those of you who might need baby advice from the rug cleaner.

  • Microwave a clove of garlic for 25 seconds and then eat 2-3 cloves at night so you and the baby stays healthy
  • No spicy food, no watermelon. Only soup and steamed vegetables because your body needs to heal.
  • A little bit of honey when your baby is sick is best. Just a little though. Much better than going to the doctor
  • Half a can of beer at night before you breastfeed will make the baby sleep better.

I think there might have been one or two more gems from him but I stopped paying attention.

It is amazing how people feel so free to discuss the breastfeeding choices a person makes without knowing any of their medical or personal history. Even Mustafa the rug cleaner.


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