The rest of the day I have to clean the house from top to bottom while Jessica supervises. As if I haven’t spent enough of this week already sweeping floors and scrubbing toilets. “Don’t you have any other ideas for punishment?” I ask as I scrub the grout in the shower.
“I can’t beat you and your room is full of electronics, so this is the best I can think of,” Jessica says. She flips the page of a magazine to rub it in that she’s not doing any work. “The house needs some cleaning anyway.”
I want to tell her the house would be fine if she got off her butt once in a while to clean, but that would make things worse. I keep working until my warden decides to let me have a break for dinner a...
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