Received Friday, August 28, 2009
Snippy nanny alert! Young 20-'s Joan Jett wannabe in a grey and black striped tunic, black denim mini with ripped patches, black converse shoes and pale white skin. 2 year old boy with orange-blonde hair, big mouth, large teeth for young age, wearing a pigment dyed grey/blue t-shirt with a brown dog on it. There was writing on it. This takes place at the Tarrytown Library on Broadway in Tarrytown, NY, also called the Warner Library. The time was around or about 3:35 PM on Thursday, 8/27.
The incident is as follows, the nanny mistook me for a librarian. I had my five year old with me and had said she could pick out three books, but she took about ten off the shelf, so I was diligently putting them back. I am often mistaken for a person of power of the child's mother because I am quite savy and excedingly smart. I am the sort of person people come up to wherever I am and ask me for advice or directions. At any rate, this is what happened. She comes up to me and asks if she missed story time. I tell her that story time is on hiatus until September. She tells me, "Fuck". Then she says, "Sorry, I just need a time kill or I'm gonna shoot myself." I look at her cautiously and say, "Well we wouldn't want that, would we, how about a park?" She says, "That fucking humidity is bananas. bananas." So, still I try to be nice and I say, "My name is X and this is my charge XY and you know I just don't talk like that in front of her." Now she looks at me like I am from another planet. She says, "You don't WORK here?" And I say, "Nope, just trying to be helpful." Then she says, "If I wanted to ask a nanny for advice I'd text myself." And she seizes her charges hand and takes off towards a counter.
Granted this may not seem like a huge deal, but would you hire a nanny that behaved like that in an interview? Or talked like that around a child? Or seemed to conclude that suicide was a better option than having to spend one more afternoon with your child? I think not.