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Andrew Huff / October 20, 2010 9:34 AM

Question suggested by Robyn. If you've got a good one for Fuel, send it to

I think I'd take a housekeeper. I can barely keep up as it is, and I like to drive. Having a housekeeper would also free up a little time to hit the gym, in theory.

Meems / October 20, 2010 11:05 AM

Personal Trainer because my boyfriend is my chauffeur and I like to clean. He's also my chef, my guy who carries heavy things, and handyman. I'm pretty lucky!

holden / October 20, 2010 11:29 AM

personal trainer.

i like to drive and having a chaffeur seems pretty pompous.

Cheryl / October 20, 2010 11:33 AM

Housekeeper. It would be nice to go home to a clean house.

flange / October 20, 2010 11:37 AM

i already avail myself of the city's widely available limo services. they aren't quite door-to-door but for $2.25 a ride you can't beat it.

if my personal trainer would actually just exercise for me, i'd go with that. otherwise, all housekeeper all the time.

jjj / October 20, 2010 11:57 AM

Good question!

I think I'd get the most use out of a housekeeper. I could be my usual messy self and still have a clean apartment without any work. Sounds perfect to me.

I would feel ridiculous being driven around by a chauffeur.

A personal trainer would be nice though...

Carrie / October 20, 2010 1:22 PM

Tough call, but I'm going to go with personal trainer. If the personal trainer would also make my lunch, that'd be even better (I'm exceptionally whiney about making my lunch each day, but cleaning doesn't bother me...)

Nuke LaLoosh / October 20, 2010 2:37 PM

I'd choose housekeeper, but let me make the case for chauffeur, because I think that is getting short shrift.

3 advantages of the chauffeur:

If you have a driver, you will NEVER have to worry about finding a parking space. Your driver can simply drop you off when you are going to an appointment or errand, then swing back by to pick you up. That's huge!

When you have to make medium-to-long road trips, you'd be able to take advantage of the "windshield time" to read, text, talk on the phone, sleep, all without having to put yourself or other drivers in jeopardy.

You would always have someone to talk to when you are in the car! No more lonely long rides.

kate / October 20, 2010 3:00 PM

I love cleaning.
I hate traffic and ride my bike everywhere.

I'd choose personal trainer. I'm clumsy as hell and could use some spacial awareness via yoga or something.

Mike / October 20, 2010 3:47 PM

I love driving, my apartment is clean, and I'm about 20 lbs overweight. Guess. I've been fortunately thin my whole life, but now as the 30s begin to wane, I could use someone to kick my ass back into shape.

Em / October 20, 2010 4:36 PM

Housekeeper, FOR SURE. I don't mind cleaning but I'm not home enough to actually do it consistently.

Mucky Fingers / October 20, 2010 4:40 PM

A housekeeper is only necessary if you're occupying space somewhere past 8000 square feet. It's rather creepy to pay someone else just to make the bed and clean the toilet in my average-sized apartment. It's too personal.

A chauffeur seems like something a person would have to ignore everyday reality. Being driven around reminds me of George Carlin - "I'm cutting the world out today!"

I'd want a personal trainer. I live in Chicago for God's sake, and I'd welcome someone willing to help me burn off the pepperoni pizzas and the Mongolian beef.

fluffy / October 20, 2010 7:24 PM

Personal trainer- I need to lose a couple of pounds and also, I'd be doing some work. With the other two, I'd feel like I was being lazy.

PMan / October 20, 2010 9:21 PM

Housekeeper, no question. I really enjoy when my place is clean, but struggle to keep up. I wouldn't need him/her more than 1/2 day/week, but it would be nice to step into a shower that's been cleaned within the last two months.

I also prefer to walk, bike ride, or take the train, but I don't mind driving when I have to; so the chauffeur wouldn't mean that much. The main problem for me working out is finding the time, so the trainer wouldn't be that big a deal either.

vanessa / October 21, 2010 9:31 AM

Housekeeper. Please. I'm usually busy 6 days out of the week (out the door by 7am and home by 9pm) and the mess just multiplies.

BG / October 21, 2010 3:23 PM

I once was involved in a legal dispute that resulted in me having to serve as the plaintiff's butler.

mary / October 22, 2010 9:36 AM

i feel like i would get most value out of a trainer, and i really enjoy cleaning, but a chaffeur sounds amazing. my closest grocery store is a mile away and while that's not the worst thing in the world, a chauffeur would be amazing in the more extreme weather.

holden / October 22, 2010 11:52 AM

i wonder how Blagg the Axman would feel about this one...

Neil Y. / October 22, 2010 3:12 PM

A man needs a maid.

shechem / October 23, 2010 1:08 PM

housekeeper! I'll cop right now to having a housekeeper that comes once a week. I love having everything clean at once at least once a week. I still clean, but I never seem to get everything done on the same day. I would give up cable, ordering out, and ever buying coffee in a coffee shop before would give up the housekeeper.

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