The best thing about working from home: pajamas. No, but seriously, pajamas all the way, forever, all the time, thanks very much. There’s nothing more comfortable, even when I’m baking and I have to put on the apron over the top. Something about standing there in my cosiest getup, baking cakes and biscuits for clients, just makes me feel so warm inside, and outside as well. So yep, never going into an office. I don’t think I’d be able to take the pressure of dressing up nice.
The downside? Well, you have to be able to keep things clean. My business depends on things being spick and span, and it’s not like I have cleaners that come at the end of the day and do it all for me. Makes me a bit paranoid, if I’m honest. Just think about what you’d be like if you saw some ants, or a rat in your office breakroom. You’d shrug and tell the boss, maybe. Meanwhile I see one ant and I make a panicked call to my local Pakenham pest control experts. They now know me by my first name and usually start by telling me to calm down. That’s how familiar we’ve gotten.
I suppose I’ve also learned to deal with things myself. I just dread he day when the health inspector comes over, I’ve made everything sparkle like it’s newer than new, only to have a cockroach scuttle across their clipboard. Oh, the horror! Or worse, I have nightmares about delivering a cake to a wedding and unveiling it in front of the bride, only for her to gaze upon a half-eaten cake infested with ants. That’s when I wake up in a cold sweat and reach for the phone to call the pest control people again, even in the middle of the night. I should stop being paranoid, particularly since I spent a fortune making my cleaning supplies a veritable force for good against dirt and grime. There’s only so much you can do, really, and if you keep food around then little critters and going to come for it. One day they’ll come for me, I just know it. They’re out there, somewhere. Maybe Dandenong. Pest control will save my business one day, mark my words!