The Mystery Guest by Nita Prose EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
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- Author: Nita Prose
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My beloved grandmother, a.k.a. my gran, worked her whole life as a maid. I have followed in her
footsteps. It’s a figure of speech. I could not literally follow in her footsteps because she has none, not anymore.
She died just over four years ago, when I was twenty-five years old (ergo, a quarter of a century), and even before
that, her walking days came to an abrupt end when she suddenly fell ill, much to my dismay.
The point is: she is dead. Gone, but not forgotten, never forgotten. Now my feet follow a proverbial trail all
their own, and yet I owe a debt of gratitude to my dearly departed gran, for it is she who made me who I am.
Gran taught me everything I know, such as how to polish silver, how to read books and people, and how to
make a proper cup of tea. It is because of Gran that I have advanced in my career as a maid at the Regency Grand
Hotel, a five-star boutique hotel that prides itself on sophisticated elegance and proper decorum for the modern
age. Believe me when I say I started at the bottom and worked my way up to this illustrious position. Like every
maid who has ever walked through the gleaming revolving doors of the Regency Grand, I began as a Maid-inTraining. Now, however, if you step closer and read my name tag—aptly placed above my heart—you will see in
large block letters:
which is my name, and in delicate serif script underneath it:
Let me tell you, it’s no mean feat to climb the corporate ladder in a five-star boutique hotel. But I can say with
great pride that I have held this lofty position for going on three and a half years, proving that I am no fly-by-night,
but as Mr. Snow, hotel manager, recently said about me in an all-staff meeting, “Molly is an employee who
sustains an attitude of gratitude.”
I’ve always struggled with understanding the true meaning behind people’s words, but I’ve gotten a lot better
at reading people, even strangers, which is why I know what you’re thinking. You think my job is lowly, that it’s a
position meriting shame, not pride. Far be it from me to tell you what to think, but IMHO (meaning: In My
Humble Opinion), you are dead wrong.
My apologies. That came out a bit gruff. When Gran was alive, she’d counsel me on tone and advise me when
I’d likely offended. But here’s the interesting thing: she’s dead, yet I still hear her voice in my head. Isn’t it
interesting how a person can be as present after death as they were in real life? It’s something I ponder with
frequency these days.
Treat others the way you wish to be treated.
We’re all the same in different ways.
Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.
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