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Help- cleaner drank my gin!

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kayde12 Sun 19-Jan-20 10:48:04

Hi all,
I’m new to mumsnet, but would really love some advice!

I’ve just signed up to a cleaning company and had my first clean, which I was thrilled about.
Then I noticed that half of my bottle of pink drink has gone!
I only got the bottle given to me as a gift last week from my sister in law.
My Dh doesn’t drink and I have my two ds in the house.
It was the cleaner definitely!
The company have been awful at getting back to me and sent me a poor email saying she said she didn’t drink it hmm and was too early in the morning.

I feel really gutted and not sure how to move forward or get some sort of justice!!

kayde12 Sun 19-Jan-20 10:48:33

pink gin

Comefromaway Sun 19-Jan-20 10:50:18

How old are your sons?

Greysparkles Sun 19-Jan-20 10:50:37

How old are your DS's?

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 19-Jan-20 10:51:13

I'd be looking at my DC before I started pointing the finger at the cleaner OP.

Have you got any cameras fitted?

Katinski Sun 19-Jan-20 10:51:32

two sons, you say?

Sadiee88 Sun 19-Jan-20 10:52:13

That’s hilarious. Sorry. Half a bottle?! I think she would be asleep on the floor lol grin

BuffaloCauliflower Sun 19-Jan-20 10:53:40

Why can’t your son’s have drunk the gin? It would be pretty odd for a cleaner to drink half a bottle of gin in the what, two hours she’d be there and for the first time?

MustardScreams Sun 19-Jan-20 10:53:59

Justice? For half a bottle of gin? If you can afford a cleaner you're not exactly hard up are you? Just buy another bottle and get rid of the cleaner.

NiktheGreek Sun 19-Jan-20 10:54:13

Course it was the cleaner, couldn't possibly be any other explanation could there?? FFS

Apolloanddaphne Sun 19-Jan-20 10:55:13

I too need to know the ages of your DS.

ellabars Sun 19-Jan-20 10:55:46

I doubt it was the cleaner love but either way I'm sorry that you lost some of your gin.

Greysparkles Sun 19-Jan-20 10:56:08

Why would they only nick half a bottle? grin surely you would just take the whole thing.

Are you sure you haven't been on the gin OP

SoupDragon Sun 19-Jan-20 10:56:10

So, you cleaner came once, cleaned to your full satisfaction whilst pissed on half a bottle of your gin...?

Newmumma83 Sun 19-Jan-20 10:56:18

Sure it’s not the kids? At about 14 I had a sample of my parents alcohol
Cabinet ... I also know of a couple of lads that stole alcohol from parents at our leavers ball at primary school ( 11 years old ) ...

Comefromaway Sun 19-Jan-20 10:56:40

If the son’s are toddlers then I think you’d know if they drank half a bottle of gin.

But if they are secondary age I’d be keeping a very close eye.

Casino218 Sun 19-Jan-20 10:57:45

Are you the ops kids? Wondering if you can pin the crime on the cleaner and get away with it?

Newmumma83 Sun 19-Jan-20 10:57:53

P.s I was your studious kid, did charity work at school , prefect ran the library at secondary school ... no one even thought to ask me

Redglitter Sun 19-Jan-20 10:58:09

Justice is a bit dramatic. I'd be surprised if it was the cleaner especially if shes from an agency. If nothing else shed have to be fairly knocking it back to drink half a bottle and do her cleaning in the time she was at your house. IF it had been her it would indicate a real drink problem and surely it would be something that the agency would be aware of. Unless your sons are very young I'd be speaking to them first

kayde12 Sun 19-Jan-20 10:58:43

No not the boys 7 and 13

collywobblescar Sun 19-Jan-20 10:59:26

I think you need a chat with your 13 year old OP

Geometricprince Sun 19-Jan-20 10:59:40

It's far more likely to be the 13 year old than the cleaner!

AdobeWanKenobi Sun 19-Jan-20 10:59:52

No not the boys 7 and 13

There is your answer OP

PenelopeFlintstone Sun 19-Jan-20 11:00:24


BuffaloCauliflower Sun 19-Jan-20 11:00:25

13 definitely old enough to be nicking your gin, and a far more likely culprit than the cleaner

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