Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Little Lady Agency

I don't know how many, if any of you, have read or heard of the Hester Browne book "The Little Lady Agency." It's one of my absolute favorite books. It's a British novel about this somewhat self-conscious girl that's super organized, exquisitely mannered, and good with people when she puts her mind to it. She decides to start an agency that basically provides girlfriend/mom services to me. You know the type; organizing things, sending gifts and proper correspondence, making sure they are clothed properly, improving manners, those kind of things. She's really good at it. She's firm but nice, which is exactly what you need to be.

Apparently almost everyone that knows me thinks I should become a professional organizer. My mother is constantly telling me this but I always figured it was so I could organize her closets. ;)
Anyway, since I'm OCD about etiquette, I've been to finishing school, I have a true gift for shopping and gift purchasing, I'm not only organized but really good at organizing others, and somewhat bossy; everyone thinks I would be really good at this. My older sister is like, "just let me make you some business cards and go for it." One of my cousins says that I'm a "Black, Muslim, Mary Poppins." Hmm, okay. I knew I was organized and, admittedly, a little overly concerned with manners but I had no idea everyone viewed me as this Mary Poppins/Clarisse Rinaldi (Grandmother from Princess Diaries) type of person.

While providing these services may be a good idea, I think it's best if I leave the single men alone. Although, God knows it would be a great way to meet them. Kidding! No, everyone else might be onto something. In addition to organizing parties, I could organize lives. Food for thought.

BTW, I mentioned the book because I'm currently reading the sequel and when this conversation happened; it made me think of that book.

6 comments:

AKA said...

It wouldn't be a bad career - a lot of professionals (individuals and companies) could higher you to organize their offices/lives to help them run more smoothly. Really - people want these sort of things done for them, rather than try it themselves. Wouldn't hurt to try as a part-time thing, right?

muslimahlocs said...

asa. how about the "muslimah b.smith" instead of mary poppins.

Sarah said...

Okay, so I'm a bit OCD, too, but all it does it drive the OTHER people in my life crazy, because I can't be quietly OCD. If you can use your, uhm, powers for good instead of crazy-driving, then I say go for it!

Spirit Seeker said...

i also have that book and absolutely love it! i didnt know tht there was a sequel...hmm will have to investigate to find it

rubytuesdays said...

That sounds like a good business proposal actually! And fun! Need an associate?

Unique Muslimah said...

about organising lives, you can be a "life coach", that's pretty big now and lots of courses on it if you want to go for a diploma so you're certified. Whatever you choose to do, believe in yourself and God and go for it =)