Received Monday, November 24, 2008 - Perspective & Opinion
From Seattle with a first time question. My question is for employers. I want to know how you deal with your live-in nannies of different backgrounds. I cannot imagine how. I have a nanny from Oregon (hardly a leap) and she is the yin to my yang. An outstanding nanny, but she often grates on my nerves for her non stop quest to save the planet. Oh, stop, I know it's noble. But, how would you like your nanny to let her yellow mellow in the bathroom off the kitchen? Or to make you feel guilty for not using reusable shopping bags. Honest to God, I feel I have to hide many a purchase from her. Everything we do is eco-unfriendly and you would think she is made of seed and straw for her sworn allegiance to all things natural and reusable. If I am having this much trouble with a beatnik poet from Coos Bay, how do you handle your Jamaicans and Peruvians?