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It is hotter inside than out, but I do all right until I encounter the banks of glass doors. Each one has to be Windexed, wiped, and buffed-inside and out, top to bottom, left to right, until it's as streakless and invisible as a material substance can be. Outside, I can see construction guys knocking back Gatorade, but the rule is that no fluid or food item can touch a maid's lips when she's inside a house. I sweat without replacement or pause, not in individual drops but in continuous sheets of fluid, soaking through my polo shirt, pouring down the backs of my legs. Working my way through the living room(s), I wonder if Mrs. W. will ever have occasion to realize that every single doodad and object through which she expresses her unique, individual self is, from the vantage point of a maid, only an obstacle on the road to a glass of water.

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ISBN:
9780312626686
Author:
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Poverty & Homelessness
Subject:
Business management
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Political Economy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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