Monday

Leaving 92cnd Street Y in NYC

Received Monday, June 25, 2007
Nanny pushing a 10-14 mo. old blonde boy in a blue and black stroller with a square awning sun-shade. I don't know the model or make. The nanny was chunky, Puerto Rican or Hispanic and wearing pastel pedal pushers and a black sleeveless shirt. She had on wedge sandals that were about 3-4" high and had bouncy, brunette hair. I witnessed her leaving the Y. She reached in to a blue canvas bag and whipped out a pack of cigarettes and immediately lit one up. Then her cell phone rings. She is pushing the stroller, fumbling for her phone and drops the lit cigarette. It falls on top of the canopy. Not a bad sighting per se, just one more reason NOT to hire nannies who smoke! Elise, UES

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some smokers are so selfish. Last week a man was smoking marijuana and walking in front of me and my baby, and puffing the smoke right in my face. At first I couldn't determine where the smoke was coming from, then I finally saw the ugly ass holding a joint and secretly smoking away, while blowing the smoke away from himself and onto me and my baby. I hope this marijuana chimney chokes on a joint and drops dead.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting your cautionary tale.

Anonymous said...

Word! Some smokers can be such a pain. Others are pretty civilized about it. I worked for years with a young lady who smoked, and I never knew she smoked until she told me. She never smelled like a whore, she was always clean and fresh, and never did the Withdrawal dance whenever a meeting went on for too long. Why can't smokers be as nice and fresh as this girl?

jmt said...

Hi 4:18
My friend was like that. She was young and fresh, had big hair (which normally would have acted like a smoke filter)and I never knew she smoked until she gave me a ride in her car. She smoked menthols, and the smoke never stuck to her clothes or anything.
Unfortunately, her lovely Dad got lung/brain cancer after having quit smoking decades before. Just before he died he made her promise to stop smoking. She figured, "This is the worst I will ever feel in my life, so why not just pile on the misery" and quit cold turkey. Never went back.
Some people can just quit, some never can. I know a few of both types.

Anonymous said...

Smoker or not you have to be a wee bit brain dead to not only light up around a baby, but also nearly drop the damn thing on it's head! I'd expect it in a 1950's movie, but not now. If she's dumb enough to do that, then I don't think the cigarette is her worst offense...it might just be her brain!

I'm sure a smoker a wee bit brighter could have handled waiting for that precious stick of death until baby was safely home with mommy and daddy!

ble said...

I don't know many people who smoke anymore, but if they do, I do not allow it around in my home, car, or around my children. I would not hire anyone to watch my children who smokes at all. The thought of dropping the cig on the stroller is apalling! For the record, I am a former smoker!

Anonymous said...

Exactly.
Smoking is soooooooooooo out now and totally bad in many ways that have a way of being dangerous.

Anonymous said...

Ok idiot. Smoking has nothing to do with smelling like a whore. You have issues.

ble said...

Most smokers do stink....I myself am apalled to think how bad I must have smelled all the years I smoked...however; I do agree with 4:29 that saying smokers smell like a "Whore" is a bit harsh.

How would one distinguish a whore from a non-whore by her smell anyway, and if it is possible, I doubt the smell would be smoke! ;)