Zoe Tay Explains Why She Sets Ground Rules

Her maid’s outfits gradually grew shorter — as did Zoe Tay’s patience. In a recent episode of the Mediacorp talk show The Zoe and Liang Show, Zoe Tay shared an anecdote about a maid she hired who forced her to lay down the law at home.

“My maid wore shorter and shorter outfits… When she first came, she was obedient, but after a few years, she started behaving [more comfortably] at home,” the 55-year-old shared with co-host Guo Liang and guest Kym Ng.

“When I looked up at her from downstairs, I saw her and I went ‘woah!’ I told her that when she was working, her shorts should at least reach [the top of their knees].

“It’s a home and my home is full of boys, so what she wore was outrageous,” said Zoe Tay, who has three sons.

Telling her helper that what she was wearing was “no good”, Zoe Tay then set down some ground rules — for instance, the maid shouldn’t wear spaghetti straps.

She added: “I told her that if she worked at my home and didn’t comply with these rules and felt that it’d limit her freedom, she could call her agency and I wouldn’t mind if she worked elsewhere.”

Explaining her rationale behind the ultimatum set, Zoe said: “It’s fundamental respect for my family… When she’s in my home, there are rules here. I’ll treat her as a member of the family, so I hope we’ll respect each other.

“We won’t yell at her, we’ll be sure to give all three meals. If there’s anything she needs, she can tell us, and if there are problems within her family that she really can’t solve, she can tell us and we’ll try our best to help — but we’re not obliged to do so.”

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99-year-old woman’s medic alert necklace saves her from home invasion attack, officials say

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (pittsylvaniacounty-sheriffs-office-investigating-robbery-assault/”WDBJ/Gray News) – A 99-year-old woman has her medic alert necklace to thank for potentially saving her life during a home invasion that left her wounded.

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a 911 call around 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived at the home, deputies found the 99-year-old victim with a stab wound to the hand.

They said someone broke into her home, robbed and assaulted her. During the attack, the suspect also cut the cord to the victim’s house phone, preventing her from calling for help. That’s when her medic alert necklace came in handy.

The victim pressed the help button on the necklace, which alerted 911.

“The call actually came in from a medic alert necklace. The victim was able to make the call herself,” said Corey Webb with the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman was flown to a Roanoke hospital where she received seven stitches in her hand. She is now back home safely with her family.

Wallace Wimbush, the victim’s son, said he hopes his mother can get over the trauma.

“She’s hurt. She doesn’t understand why someone would do something to her, and she’s 99 years old. She doesn’t bother anyone,” Wimbush said. “You’re going to come in and mess up her entire life where she’s going to be hurt, anxiety that’s going to follow her for a lot of days.”

The suspect is still on the loose. K-9 units are helping with the investigation.

“Whoever you are, I hope we find you. I’m going to be out there. I’m putting money out there for reward. Whoever did this, we want to catch you,” Wimbush said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pittsylvania County Crime Stoppers at 800-791-0044.

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