Wednesday

Carl Schurz Park in NY, NY

Received Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Today,( 7/25) at Carl Schurz Park on 84th. street and East End Avenue, I witnessed a very disturbing nanny. She was black, wearing a pink hat, a yellow t shirt and a denim skirt. Gold hoop earrings. She was supposedly caring for a little boy, aged about 2, wearing a lime green polo-type shirt. He had curly, very blonde hair. His stroller was a navy Bugaboo Frog with a black Skip Hop diaper bag- the kind that looks more like a messenger bag (the Duo?). Anyway, as the boy played by himself in the sandbox for almost an hour, she sat on the bench with her very angry and mean looking male companion. They sat stone-faced and she constantly rolled her eyes at the child and at the mothers around her who were actually playing with and chasing after her children. She paid absolutely no attention to the child and roughly threw him in the stroller when they left the park. I wonder if the parents of this boy know that his nanny is spending time with her male companion during park visits? I also wonder if they have any sense of how disengaged she is,complete with bored and exasperated expressions. I didn't catch the little boy's name, though I wish I had. I really hope the parents see this.

26 comments:

Vi said...

so carl shurz is the place you want to be if you are a nanny looking for the hook-up. (seen here) or if you are dressed and advertising (see am post).

Who knew?

fg said...

It's heart wrenching to think of how much the little boy's parents must love him and feel confident that they've placed in in good, caring hands when they've effectively given him over to a mean spirited bitch in heat.

Anonymous said...

I prefer African American, not Black Thank you very much next time word that better.

reg said...

312 is guuning for idiot of the day award. Most nannies are not African American. They are caribbean, Jamaican, Trinidadian, etc.

So calling them African American would be in fact incorrect and quite an insult to the suffrage of African Americans.

Anonymous said...

3:12 - there was a post a couple weeks ago stating that "black" is now politically correct.

Seriously, if we can't describe people as black or african american, WTH are we supposed to say?

There was one last week about a person described as looking Jewish. I was at the playground the other day with my charge and saw a Jewish woman with her charges - believe me, there was no doubt that this woman was Jewish!

Everybody wants detailed descriptions, but then the race card comes out...What's next? Do we have to describe the POS nanny as a Homo-Sapien or will that offend someone also?

Anonymous said...

Black people are black and white people are white. Who cares.

Anonymous said...

3:22 & 3:27

Right on!

t.r. said...

If someone is in the childcare profession, they really ought to enjoy working with children. Rolling their eyes and acting exasperated would be firable offenses in my book.

Anonymous said...

Just kicking in my two cents...I think it is important not to offend anyone with descriptions that can be important to identify careless caretakers. What about the descriptive term "A Woman of Color"??
Signed, A caring Nanny who loves this blog and is of Polish / Jewish decent but looks Irish.
(Yup, Red hair and freckles.)

Anonymous said...

A woman of what color? That's sooooooooooo stupid. If you have red hair and freckles you are a woman of color, idiot.

Anonymous said...

I hardly think a black person is offended by being described as black for descriptive purposes. I think the people who have issues with the word black are white liberals. Wake up, the world if full or proud, black people.

Anonymous said...

i am a black women and black is my color...lets get real....
3:12 are you that insecure????

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend is Black and he feels offended when someone calls him African American. He's never been to Africa and his family is not from there. There are many many other places in this world that Black people originate from. That's why it's easier to say Black if you don't know, and living in a mostly black community, I should know. Sometimes if you try sooo hard not to be racist, you end up seeming that way.

Anonymous said...

My husband is African and is very offended when people call him African American a term used to describe black Americans. So can't we just say the person was black period,, 3:12 get a life, not everyone likes the term African American and many black people living here in the US are NOT
African American, they are NOT black Americans, they are African, or from the Caribbean Countries, or Belize etc.. so don't think that every black person you see on the street is a native born black american person those are people that identify with the term "African American" although many black Americans don't like that term either.

Lets just cut the crud and stop the nit picking on how someone is describing the person and comment on the real issue, how the children are being treated,

many of you on this site are so triffling to begin with, when I first saw this site, I was very surprised that you were even allowed to leave comments about sitings, which goes to show me that the main purpose of this site is not really to report bad treatment of children by nannys but to bash other people about how they word their posts.

Most of you all need to grow up and get a life.

The correct way this site should be run is only for people to leave info about the abuse they saw, not to let others sit here and comment until we are all blue in the face about how the poster described everything.

Anonymous said...

It's called "freedom of speech" Idiot and JD allows every one who has an opinion to comment on the sighting, good, bad or ugly. It's from the comments that people can exchange thoughts and ideas about what transpired, agree or disagree on whether it's genuinely bad behavior on the part of the nanny, ask questions for reasons of clarification and maybe even take part in outing the inept childminder. You certainly didn't spare any words in your post above, now did you?

And btw, I agree that not all black Americans are African Americans, although it's hard to get a lot of them to admit that when it comes to "affirmative action" and other perks that they have no right to.

Anonymous said...

2:29 - Well said. You win the Blue Ribbon Award for the day! lol

Anonymous said...

UGH!! do you all TRY to be ignorant or does it come natural? shut up already and lets get back to what we are supposed to be discussing!!!

Anonymous said...

3:29 so, why didn't YOU?

Anonymous said...

Every woman is a "Woman of Color." Are any of you clear?

Anonymous said...

9:24 ... ROFLMAO!

Anonymous said...

Nobody can open their mouths anymore without insulting someone. The woman was black, get over it. I am sure she describes herself the same way! I'm white, call me white, I could care less.

She sounds like a terrible nanny at any rate.

Anonymous said...

12:24....right on! I could care less if you call me a cracker or honkey for that matter, but I usually call myself white.

maggie said...

Parents really do need to know where the nanny takes the children and who she is spending time with. Some of the nicest people may have the least desirable of associates.

cali mom said...

I agree this sounds like a very bad situation for the child.

As for color, howzabout "caucasian", "negroid", oh...what are the csientific terms for people of brownish color that originated in south and Central Americas? Indian continent?

Let's just go with Pantone colors! I'll get out my book to figure out my color. Shall we go by the tops of the hands to determine the predominant shade?

Anonymous said...

You people need to get out more and get a life. Day-um..... I'm sure your husbands are having affairs because you all seem so shrill and annoying. I'd leave your ass, too, and bang my secretary.

cali mom said...

12:37, you're even funnier as sloppy seconds!

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