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Do you have a butler? valet? major domo?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by richnota, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. richnota


    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    Just had a conversation with a guy who has a butler.

    Note that i said "butler" and not "butt-ler"--you pervs.:meh:

    Kato wasn't really the Green Hornet's butler...more like a driver.

    Alfred was Batman's butler (and father figure).

    But I think it would take some getting used to.

    I think it would be strange to have a fellow in your house who'd tune your bass and get you your breakfast...."Sir, the Rob Allen 5 is tuned and ready on the veranda. Will you be taking the usual gin and tonic?"

    A hot nanny or sexy maid. Now I can see that pretty easy (but the wife wouldn't go for it, especially the nanny since we dont have kids). My housekeeper really doesnt count since she comes when Im at work and is pretty scary.

    So anybody have live in domestic help?
  2. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
  3. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA

    My wife

    "Ahh, what, Dear? I'll be right there!!"

    Gotta go...
  4. RWP


    Jul 1, 2006
    Nope. Can't imagine to many TB's with butlers. :D I bet even Victor doesn't have one.
  5. richnota


    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    Be careful she doesnt see this one:eek:

  6. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Sure. Me.

    I'm the butler, the cook, the driver, the clothes-washer, the dish-washer, the diaper-changer, the kid-bather, the tear-dryer, the nightmare-stopper, the teacher, the referee, the enforcer, the punisher, the tickler, the piggy-back-ride-giver, the messenger, the tutor...just a dad.
  7. I am not in the income level you normally associate with butlers, but I have tried to hire my brother in law several times at a decent rate. I guess he found it demeaning, but my wife and I don't have a lot of time for some things and can afford to pay him more than he currently makes. I gave up about a year ago.
  8. I am a butler.
  9. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
  10. What is the going rate and what is normally included? Example: is it expected that you will be provided a place to stay?
  11. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    I had an aunt and uncle when i was young who had a butler. But I personally have never been butled.
  12. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Not yet
  13. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I wouldn't be able to abide by it. My privacy is very important to me, I only leave people in my apartment alone (without me) if I trust them very, very much. The only two people that have stayed here when I wasn't are my girlfriend (of almost 10 months) and a close friend of 4+ years.
  14. I fired mine for sneaking my booze and cigars. I have a guy that does my landscaping. That's all I need. A butler would drive me crazy. I have two teenagers that are "somewhat" helpful :)
  15. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio!

    Jul 3, 2001
    Chester, Connecticut
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Does a factotum count?

    Kato may have been the Green Hornet's driver, but he also worked for the Pink Panther. (Maybe for Red Grange and Blue Mitchell, too.) And he had his own institute.
  16. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I wish.
  17. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Technically he worked for Inspector Clouseau, not the Pink Panther, although the way he regularly attacked the Inspector it's an easy mistake to make. And he was living in OJ's house at the time of the murder.
  18. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Does your dog bite?
  19. BassyBill

    BassyBill Still here Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    "I'm a fighter, I'm a poet, I'm a preacher,
    I've been to school
    And baby I've been the teacher..." ;)
  20. nickn


    Oct 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    +1. I get defensive enough when people ask to see my phone and then start going through my texts and stuff. I don't understand butlers... PAYING someone to violate your privacy!? :eyebrow: