When a housekeeper kept acting strangely and erratically, the owner decided that the best course of action would be to install cameras around his home. But what he saw when he checked them was unbelievable and left him in a state of shock. When he entered his house at the end of a long day at the office, Daniel couldn’t stifle the annoyed groan that came from the bottom of his throat. Here it was again, that awful stench that he couldn’t seem to get rid of. Long gone was the pleasant smell of fresh flowers and candles he’d grown used to in the last few months.
As he took off his coat and shoes and padded into the kitchen, he was also surprised to find a dirty mug in the sink. Daniel sighed. How had things come to this? Despite the fact that he was exhausted, he went to the sink and started washing the mug. There was nothing waiting for him in the microwave, and he was forced to place a call to the closest restaurant and ask for a pizza to be delivered as soon as possible. Gone were also those little attentions he had become used to, and that helped him face this last part of his day with a smile.
The irony was not lost on him. This middle-aged man was highly regarded in the business coaching industry; his expertise and exceptional ability to motivate others had made him a sought-after figure in the corporate world. Weirdly enough, he found it extremely hard to motivate himself to cook or clean his house when he wasn’t at the office. His schedule was always packed with back-to-back meetings, conferences, and networking events. With a hectic lifestyle, it was nearly impossible for him to maintain his large house on his own or even take care of himself properly.
Recognizing his need for assistance in maintaining his large and busy household a few months earlier, Daniel had finally decided to hire a maid named Sarah. Sarah, a vibrant young woman in her late 20s, exuded enthusiasm and radiated professionalism from the moment she stepped into his house. Touting her impeccable organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail, she made an impressive impression on Daniel during their initial meetings.
Eager to prove herself, Sarah consistently arrived punctually every morning just moments before Daniel left for work, with a warm smile and a friendly wave as she bid him farewell. As soon as the door closed behind them, Sarah immediately immersed herself in the task of keeping Daniel’s house spotless and orderly. With her unwavering dedication and genuine pride in her work, she meticulously tidied every nook and cranny, leaving no corner untouched.
Each evening, Daniel returned to an immaculate home that boasted a harmonious blend of cleanliness and organization, thanks to his young housekeeper’s unwavering commitment to excellence. Not only did Sarah excel in her cleaning abilities, but she also displayed a knack for adding thoughtful touches that brightened Daniel’s day. She would often surprise him by arranging fresh flowers in various corners of the house, creating an ambiance of tranquility and warmth.
On a few occasions, she would prepare a meal and leave it waiting in the microwave for whenever he got back from work. Daniel greatly appreciated these gestures and felt fortunate to have such a diligent and considerate maid. It really did make his life so much easier, especially after those long and tiring days.
However, as time passed, Daniel couldn’t help but notice a gradual decline in the standard of the housekeeper’s work. The house no longer possessed its previous pristine quality, and it seemed as though Sarah had become less meticulous in her cleaning routines. Occasionally, Daniel would find unwashed dishes or neglected vacuuming tasks, and he started to wonder what exactly she was doing with her time in the house when she was all alone.
When he noticed the dirty mug that evening, he found it really hard to believe that she hadn’t had the time to wash it before leaving for the day. It was just a mug, after all. Yet, what truly disturbed Daniel was the unusual odor that began pervading his home. It was an unfamiliar scent, and he couldn’t quite put his finger on what it could be. He also couldn’t locate the source of the stench, meaning that he couldn’t try to put a stop to it himself.
Weirdly enough, when he asked Sarah about it, she always denied smelling anything out of the ordinary. She wasn’t buying fresh flowers anymore, but she still lit scented candles all around the house and insisted that she could only smell them. He was almost starting to believe he was going crazy or that the weird thing she could smell was actually coming from him. Did he have some sort of smelly infection in his sinuses, or did he have body odor?
To add to his growing concerns, Daniel discovered that his electricity bills had skyrocketed since hiring Sarah. This alarming revelation pushed him to the edge, and he resolved to uncover the truth behind these suspicious occurrences. This was certainly not normal, and Daniel, while usually a trusting man, was really starting to become suspicious of Sarah. What was she doing in this house that was drawing so much electricity, and where on earth did the smell come from? Even with the windows wide open, it was still as strong and pungent as ever.
How could she say that nothing smelled out of the ordinary? Something didn’t add up. Determined to get to the bottom of the situation, Daniel came up with an ingenious and meticulous plan. He discreetly installed a comprehensive network of hidden cameras throughout his house, cunningly positioning them in strategic locations to capture every corner. With bated breath, he hoped these secret surveillance devices would finally unveil the secrets behind Sarah’s inexplicable negligence towards her work duties and, more importantly, the persistent and mysterious smell that plagued his home.
These cameras were meticulously concealed, ingeniously blending with the surroundings, meaning that any accidental discovery was highly unlikely. This meant that Daniel was able to monitor in real-time any events that were happening within the walls of his house. It certainly helped put his anxious mind at ease during long office hours.
Early one morning, just after strolling into his workplace, Daniel accessed the live feed from his hidden and highly sophisticated security cameras via his trusty and state-of-the-art mobile device. Worried about what he might see, he was relieved to find Sarah attending to her assigned duties—cleaning, sweeping, and tidying. Surprisingly, not even the slightest semblance of anything remotely unusual or outlandish was detectable.
Smiling to himself, he pocketed his phone, content that Sarah was doing nothing wrong. He got on with the rest of the day, without sparing a thought for what was going on at home. However, later that evening, before leaving the office, Daniel decided to check the camera feed again. He expected to see a clean and tidy house, with Sarah long gone. But what he witnessed shocked him to his core.
Sarah was still in his house, despite her contractual obligation to leave hours ago. This was concerning enough, but it was what she was doing that was the most shocking thing of all. He watched as she took off her clothes and danced around in his living room. She then washed her own clothes in the washing machine. It was as if she had completely disregarded her responsibilities and had made herself at home, quite literally.
Why was she wearing his clothes, though? What made her think she had the right to do something so wildly out of a limit? Daniel watched on as Sarah made herself a warm cup of tea, put lipstick all over her mouth, and then drank from his favorite mug, making sure to leave a big smear of bright red on the edge. Then she walked to his bedroom, grabbed his expensive cologne from his desk, and sprayed it all over her body.
But what she did next was even more astounding. Sarah opened the perfume bottle, fished another bottle from her pocket, and emptied it inside his precious cologne. She was mixing her perfume with his. Daniel was horrified. Why would she do something like this? However, the shocking revelation didn’t end there, and what happened next sent a wave of astonishment coursing through Daniel’s body.
Sarah’s extremely unsettling conduct and questionable actions continued as she ventured into one of Daniel’s seldom-visited spare rooms. She then danced over to one side of the room and deliberately shifted a set of drawers to reveal a previously unseen hole. She had intentionally smashed into the wall. What awaited within this makeshift cavity was truly crazy, though. Sarah had been nurturing and tending to a collection of plants, employing a highly intricate lighting setup to sustain their growth.
It didn’t take long for Daniel to realize these plants were illegal. Suddenly, the exorbitant levels of electricity consumed made complete sense, as did the strange yet pungent odor that filled his house. This startling discovery fueled an overwhelming surge of anger within Daniel as he seethed with fury. Without hesitation, Daniel compiled the video footage and sent it to Sarah with a terse yet undeniably simple message: “You’re fired.”
As he observed Sarah’s reaction through the cameras, he witnessed her face transforming from shock to fear. She looked around, trying to identify where the cameras were that had uncovered her actions, but they were so well hidden that she couldn’t locate them. Realizing the gravity of her actions, she hastily threw off Daniel’s clothes and pulled her own back on. She stuffed everything back into a drawer and picked up the plants and lights in a desperate attempt to erase any evidence or connection to the house.
Sarah fled from the scene, never to be seen by Daniel again. All the while, he watched on, dumbfounded and feeling a sense of betrayal. It quickly dawned on Daniel that, as well as using his home to illegally grow illicit substances, Sarah also had somewhat of an obsession with him. She was wearing his clothes and spraying on his cologne to feel closer to him and as if she had a deeper connection to him.
The more Daniel thought about it, the more he came to realize that perhaps Sarah leaving flowers in his home and preparing meals for him was her way of further injecting herself into his life and acting like the two of them had a relationship beyond that of employer and employee. She had probably stopped taking care of him when she realized he wasn’t reciprocating her attention and was trying to worm her way into his heart in a subtler way.
It made him feel sick, and yet Daniel felt sorry for Sarah. It was sad to live a life in such a delusion. Though Daniel could have reported Sarah to the authorities, he instead decided to let karma exact its consequences. He believed that her deceptive deeds would eventually catch up to her, serving as a far greater punishment than any legal consequences. He simply left a wordless one-star review on her page and let the world deal with her.
With a heavy heart, Daniel focused on rebuilding and securing his home, ensuring such a breach of trust would never happen again in the future. Thankfully, Sarah never tried to get back at him or even contact him. And when he decided he was ready to hire a new housekeeper, he made sure to only interview older ladies with pristine recommendations. “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” And he was not about to get fooled again.
So now it’s over to you. What did you think of this incredible story? How would you have reacted if you were in Daniel’s shoes, witnessing his maid’s inappropriate behavior? Would you have alerted the authorities and let them deal with her, or would you have left it to fate and karma, as Daniel did? As always, we love to hear from you, so be sure to leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section down below.