Runaway maid subplot — chaotic childbirth — part 1

Alright, let’s get started!


It was around the end of October 2020, when an electrical pole a few streets away had caught fire, and as every normal person would, we called in the fire department. They came in, extinguished the fire with relative ease and that’s it.

Main Story

Things went by pretty uneventfully, and around early November, we have a festival, “Tihar” a.k.a. “Diwali”. She said that she would go to her village for that festival, and would not return until a few days after her sister-in-law has delivered her child. We agreed and thought that it would be the end of it.

  1. we didn’t get proper sleep since 3 and were stressed the whole time
  2. the irresponsible couple had decided not to go to the town with medical facilities
  3. the even more irresponsible husband came in drunk, knowing that a child might be born anytime soon
  4. the lady was in full pain for multiple hours.
  5. had an absolute fiasco, thinking about how to cut an umbilical cord and provide the instructions via phone
  6. it’s already 5 am, we won’t be able to get even an hour more of sleep.
  7. and now they are telling that they can’t allow the baby to leave their house due to “customs” that made no sense.

But wait, where’s the part where she runs away?

Well, that’ll be the next part of this story. After a few days from the childbirth, she did come back and started to work for us as normal. So, like you, we didn’t suspect anything could go wrong and that she’d leave us.

Ending notes

I hope you enjoyed this format of story-telling, and since I wasn’t directly involved in this story, unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures for you. 😔

Optional Solution Section ( not story related )

Although all I could do was watch as the story unfolded, I wanted to solve the problem that happened in the story, so I think the problem is: that our addressing system is very outdated. Just take this sample address for my hostel:



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Samridh Tuladhar

Samridh Tuladhar


A computer engineer, with a passion for cheap, affordable & environmentally friendly automation and utter disdain for paperwork and waiting.