Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southeastern VA
VERY awkward situation...help please
I have been cleaning for a woman I'll call Jill for several months now. I also clean for her adult daughter ("Jane"). They live on the same street and I do both houses every other Monday.
This morning Jill's husband was home - this is only the second time he's been home when I've been there to clean. The last time was the last cleaning two weeks ago.
Today while I was cleaning the master bathroom, he came in and said, "I hope you don't find this inappropriate, but do you mind if I kiss you?"
I was completely stunned and said I would mind, and asked him if this was some kind of a joke. He said "No, it is not a joke...I find you very attractive and want to kiss you...can I?" Again, I said no, and reminded him that his wife was right downstairs and said that I am not available.
He handed me a piece of paper and left the room. It was a $100 bill and his phone number.
I thought about leaving but didn't know how I'd explain that to his wife...she's very sweet, and the whole thing was so strange and awkward.
He came back upstairs and said he didn't mean to make me uncomfortable. I asked if his wife knew that he was talking to me (thought maybe they had some kind of arrangement) and he said no. Then he said "I've never cheated on my wife, but I would for you - I'd love to have an affair with you - just think about it, okay?"
I said no, that I would not think about it, and that I am very happy in my relationship and that I adore his wife and daughter.
He said, "Well, just think about it" and left.
Thankfully, he and his wife left after that and I was able to finish the house and get the heck out.
I thought the $100 bill was payment for today, but when I went downstairs I saw my payment on the counter in an envelope (his wife always leaves it that way).
I went back upstairs and left the $100 bill and the paper with his phone number on his nightstand.
At this point, I think I should drop them as clients, but how? It will mean that I'll have to drop the daughter too, since they live two houses apart and I'll need to use an excuse like I am no longer servicing their area.
How would you handle this?