The maid service Salt Lake City arrived today as she does every other Friday. When we first hired her to clean our house it seemed like a new and novel luxury. No longer did we have to spend the time and effort that it really takes to get the house looking clean. We can no longer waste time and money to choosing best shower tile cleaner or another household supplies. No longer did we have to put up with a house that continually got messier and messier over time. No longer did we have to continuously project into the future the negative pictures of the house either being messy beyond compare or us having to expend effort beyond compare to return it to a clean state of existence.
So, now we live in the reality in which the maid service Salt Lake City arrives every other Friday to clean our house. We have grown accustomed to her visits. It is (in effect) the new normal (to coin a phrase). As such, it no longer has the feel of a new and novel luxury. Now it feels more like something we have become dependent upon. It is almost like an addiction in that if the cleaning service were to be suddenly taken from our lives we would miss it and perhaps experience something akin to withdrawal symptoms.
On balance it is better to have the maid service visit us every other Friday than it would be to not have her visit. The obvious advantage to this arrangement is that our house now returns to a baseline level of clean every other week. It could be argued that we are now made reliant upon the maid service and therefore vulnerable to the impact of its removal (should such a reality materialize). I suppose that is true but the impact of such a situation is not so dire as to make me not want her to visit.