Thursday

99 cent store on 124th street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem

Received Thursday, November 8, 2007
I was at a 99 cent store on 124th street and Lexington Avenue yesterday November 7th at about 4:30 when I heard and saw a woman with a Jamaican accent raise her hand at a young girl. the young girl flinched as if she was going to be struck in the face and quickly got away from the nanny. The girl looked about 10 - 11 years old and was wearing a gray and red uniform, i got closer and noticed she carried a back pack with the initials SRL. When they left the store I noticed there was a young boy with them as well.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

when I heard and saw a woman with a Jamaican accent raise her hand at a young girl. the young girl flinched as if she was going to be struck in the face and quickly got away from the nanny.

~was the girl struck? no.
~did the woman attempt to strike the girl? questionable.
~did the woman attempt to strike the girl in the face? again, questionable.
~was the girl misbehaving herself? OP does not say.

vi said...

Yes a round of applause for the nanny who realized she was in public and did not strike the child. Yes, this is completely acceptable behavior. Let me give you a piece of advice, you ass fry, why don't you scamper around and start a blog called, "I hate children and love to see them abused". Please be sure to post a link to your nanny resume.

Anonymous said...

that's why I'm not a nanny because I would beat your kids up and down the block.
Seriously, you think your kids are angels when you're not around?
Maybe yours are. Keep telling yourself that.

cali mom said...

Angry slug at 4:27, I'm guessing that yours are ignorant monsters like you and you haven't been able to keep a nanny on for more than a few days caue no one wants anything to do with you, and that is the source of at least some of your bitterness.

Or is there some other personal problem behind your outbursts?

Anonymous said...

actually, no, nothing personal
no bitterness either
have no kids
I actually find it that amusing to poke fun at y'all
notice how I haven't found any creative names to call you--I guess that's 'cause I'm an ass fry and angry slug!

btw, not sure slugs are capable of anger--what with the very simple nervous system and all

Meme said...

Maybe I am wrong, but it sounds to me like this child may be used to being slapped, or at least threatened with it, regularly by the nanny, based on her reaction.

Whether she actually hit her or not, this nanny's actions are inappropraite at best and abusive at worst.

Mom said...

Yes, I had the same immediate thought. A child that reacts instinctively like that to a raised hand is most likely used to covering up to protect herself from blows.
Although I must admit that it has crossed my mind that sometime a stranger might think I hit my kids because we have taken karate for soooo many years that it is almost instinctive for them, and even me, to raise our arms defensively when anything suddenly comes near to our faces. Yipes!

Anonymous said...

Even if she never actually hits the child, raising her hand in a threatening gesture is enough to label her a horrible nanny IMO.
A Nanny

Denise said...

i have NEVER hit my son (13) but every time I go to push his long hair out of his face he flinches as though I was about to deck him......

Mom said...

But again, this nanny actually raised her hand as if to hit the child...so this is not a misinterpretation on the part of either the child or the OP.
I hope the parents see this, because, whether she actually hits the child, or even just makes the child think she might, it is abusive.

Anonymous said...

What was the OP doing at a 99 cent store on a drug infested block in harlem?

That's what I want to know.

Anonymous said...

124th St. = the hood.

Surprised?

Anonymous said...

I have a funny related story, my brother ... whom my parents did not hit ... once flinched when his piano teacher reached out to turn a page on his music. She got so worried she asked him "Do your parents hit you, honey?" and talked to them about it.

Alicia said...

10:25, I had the same thought, only I also wonder what sort of family hires a nanny to shop there.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they didn't. Maybe this is one of those nannies who leaves the house with her charges once the parents are gone and takes them to where she lives so she can do her errands, see her friends, clean her house, start dinner, etc., and simply makes sure to get them home again before the parents return.

Anonymous said...

7:30, then what neglectful parents for not checking in at least twice a day.

Upper East Side Voice Oyster Man said...

I was out for a sunday stroll with our two poodles (I was alone because my wife had some plastic surgery last Wednesday and was home recovering)...anyhow, I walked so far north that I started to see people I am not familiar with...they had accents and darker skin and I started to tremble in fear. The street numbers started to go into triple digits (has anyone ever heard of this?!?) and there were an unusual amount of check cashing places and .99 cent stores.

Can anyone tell me where I was? I fear that I may have walked into another dimension.

Anyhow, Reilly and Bernice and I quickly flagged down a cab and safely made our way back to 73rd and Park...

I'm telling you, we had quite an adventure on Sunday!

Anonymous said...

i dont get it

Anonymous said...

12:46
Racist much??

Anonymous said...

12:49
He's referring to lower income areas that are unindated with 'check cashing places' and .99 cent stores ... being a jerk.

Anonymous said...

'scuse me - sp - inundated

Upper East Side Voice Oyster Man said said...

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/satire

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parody

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/satire


anyone get out much?

Anonymous said...

anyone feeling pretentious much?

Anonymous said...

2:01
Uh -- Guess you don't have anything else better to do either.
How long did it take you to look up the definitions?

cali mom said...

Oyster man, touché! And LOL!!