The cleaning lady called this morning to forewarn us that if there was no new mop, then she would not be cleaning the floors tomorrow. Hence---hostage!
So, off to town we went - again - and just as futility was setting in, we asked a Cinty's household store employee if there were such a thing as a sponge mop in Corozal? "No," he politely said, "not in Orange Walk either--but if you go to Belize City you could find one, or have someone there bring it to you."
(Let me interject--from Corozal, OW is a 45 minute drive and BC is 2 hours)
Really?--drive that far for a mop?
We told him we don't know anyone in Belize City to bring us a mop, he then offered, "I can get one here for you on Friday, it will come on the truck." Wait, did that just happen? We excitedly told him that we'd purchase 2 and we'll be back on Friday.
In the meantime, we have purchased a string mop for the cleaning lady to use. She won't be thrilled, but...Lily was happy she had a new mop to use, regardless of the type...about the string mop she said, "It'll do until you get the other."
It's Friday now...we stopped back at Cinty's and were told he had not received the mop on the truck, it's on backorder---BUT he found one "in the back"..it does not have a protective cap on the handle, so he'd sell it to us for $10bze.....OK!