I really should be preparing the lady of the house’s hors d’oeuvre or having a shower to be sweet for her return. But I have to wait for a phone call…In a properly run house the lady of the house is served. If not by a servant, then by a man in my position.
This is not optional. When she comes home at the end of her day her refreshing glass of water should await her. Her coat should be taken and the groceries packed away. As she changes – assuming lady’s maiding tasks are not required, the hors d’oeuvre is prepared and set out. The candles are lighted and the fire started.
For at least a little while, the lady of the house is at leisure.
As she should be.