This Is What It’s Like To Have a Job With the Least Rights in Mexico
WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I FIRST MOVED TO PUEBLA, Mexico, his hometown, we lived with his parents. A woman named Doña Gemma was coming to clean the house every Tuesday and Saturday. She entered, greeted, put on her apron and rubber gloves, filled a bucket with water and pine-smelling soap and disappeared. Sometimes she ate with us, but she rarely said a word. After lunch Doña Gemma washed the dishes, put on gloves and disappeared again. She made herself almost invisible but at the end of the day, the place was shiny.