On the eighth day of Christmas. . .
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me . . .
Eight Maids A-Cleaning!
Seven EELS a-peeking,
Five canning rings,
Four Calling Birds,
Three Fat Sheep,
Two Spitting Llamas,
… And a Parrot on a Fairrryyyyy!.
New Style, cost of 8 Maids Cleaning: $600.00
Old (Classic) Style, cost of 8 Maids Milking: $2,240.00
This was a little trickier. For the 8 maids cleaning… let’s say they’re taking turns cleaning my house so it gets done 8 times. Average price for cleaning a small house around here is $75.00 so $75 x 8 weeks = $600.00 for the 8 maids cleaning.
As for the maids milking, even harder. The average salary I saw advertised for a farm worker was between $8-$12, so I said $10. But how long should they work? Let’s say like the cleaning maids they take turns working for 8 weeks, and they work 4 hours a day to help with milking and any other chores. Cows need milked every day, so that 7 x4 = 28 hours a week at $10/hour, making each week $280.00 x 8 weeks = $2,240.00 total.
Total to date:
New Style – $2,649.89
Classic Style – $10,825.74
So once again, the Classic style is more expensive than the new style!