Wash hands in warm soapy water before performing any task.
Wipe and polish all appliances to a shine.
Go to market five times weekly and purchase a variety of food and ingredients regardless of the price. Necessities include Beluga caviar, Alaskan smoked salmon, and prime rib.
Go to liquor store four times weekly and buy enough champagne, scotch, wine, and gin to keep the cellar full.
Carefully prepare Mr. Gatsby’s meals making sure to always add elements of color. Use a lot of colorful vegetables, and if necessary, food coloring.
Place a bouquet of flowers on Mr. Gatsby’s breakfast tray every morning.
Garnish all of Mr. Gatsby’s plates with parsley and lemon wedges.
Dispose of items after they have been used once.
Wipe all china and crystal twice daily.
Polish silverware daily.
Scrub floors and counters every two hours and a half.
NEVER present Mr. Gatsby with food from a previous meal.
Scrub all floors, wipe all windows, and polish all furniture before Mr. Gatsby’s time of awakening.
Dust Mr. Gatsby’s master bedroom twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening.
Dust all other rooms once daily. Important note: Use vacuum cleaner only when Mr. Gatsby is out in order to not disturb him.
Clean Mr. Gatsby’s bathroom after every time he uses it.
Clean other bathrooms daily.
Wash Mr. Gatsby’s dirty clothes daily. Imp note: Do not wait for more clothes to accumulate; you must wash every item of clothing as soon as it is given to you.
Add a touch of lavender to every load of wash.
Press and iron every item of clothing twice, in order to make sure that it is completely wrinkle free.
Shine Mr. Gatsby’s shoes daily.
Remove hair from Mr. Gatsby’s hair brush twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening.
Pick out outfit for Mr. Gatsby every night in order for him to wear it the following day.
Place his pajamas on the right side of his bed everyday at promptly 9 pm.
Cut grass every morning.
Water plants three times daily.
Arrange bouquet of colorful flowers from the garden every morning at 6 am and present it to one of the kitchen staff members.
Tend to the hedges, bushes, and plants twice daily.
Important Note: If flowers do not seem to be blooming, purchase flowers from florists and plant them.
Wash cars twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening. Imp Note: Make sure that the cars shine.
ALWAYS open the door for Mr. Gatsby.
Fill the cars with petrol every night.
Pick up and drop Mr. Gatsby’s guests whenever instructed to do so.
NEVER leave a guest empty handed. Plates and glasses must be filled at all times.
Clean up any and all messes made.
Do not make conversation with any of the party guests; you are there to serve them.
Do not eat or drink until instructed to do so.
Always greet Mr. Gatsby whenever you see him.
Do not make direct eye contact with him.
Refer to him as Sir.
Wipe your feet before entering the house.
Maintain a clean and attractive appearance.
Do as instructed by Mr. Gatsby or myself without asking questions.
REMEMBER: Mr. Gatsby’s manor has to appear clean, shiny, and attractive at all times. In order to so you must follow all instructions exactly.
Samar Al Ansari