« Last post by Cherry91 on Yesterday at 07:09:14 PM »
I'm currently house/cat sitting for a family friend we'll call A. We have another mutual friend I'll call B. B runs a pet care based business.
Well, yesterday I got a special day's work, but the late finish and location across the city meant a very late return. As one of the cats I'm caring for needs medication twice a day, I asked B to go in and feed the cats in the evening. Please note, this was a business transaction, not a favour between friends. B was paid, this was arranged several weeks in advance, and her task was to feed the cats, clean the litter tray, and maybe give them a little stimulation if she had time.
However, when I came back to the flat, I discovered B had cleaned the kitchen. Between a developing head cold and a very early start, there were admittedly a few things out on the counters, but ultimately the place was clean and reasonably tidy. It's pretty obvious B put stuff away and sprayed and wiped down all the surfaces... And I feel she overstepped her bounds. I didn't ask her to clean the kitchen, nor did I pay her to do so.
I have no doubt B thinks she has helped me greatly, but I feel incredibly judged by her actions, since my level of cleanliness clearly wasn't good enough for her. Also, I'm concerned that if she tells A about how she "had" to clean the kitchen, she will make me sound like I'm letting A's flat become filthy when in fact I left a few things out to put away later.
Should I confront B on the matter and ask her not to do it again? Should I accept the action in the spirit it was intended, even if the execution was misguided?