"I wasn't aware payment was involved. You got free ice cream and a day of fun... I'm sorry for the misinterpretation," said one mom when her babysitter asked for the payment.
In the event that you appreciate investing your energy with kiddos, babysitting is an extraordinary method to make money, unless the guardians refuse to pay you, that is! A Reddit user as of late posted screenshots of a discussion between his sister and a lady whose youngsters she babysat, and she had a very similar misfortune!
The supposed text discussion is sufficient to trouble any individual who has ever been a babysitter. The screenshots start with the sitter messaging the mother, courteously inquiring as to whether she could gather the cash the next day. However, the conversation takes a turn for the bizarro land almost immediately!
Given, there are certainly instances where a parent may want to pay the sitter sometime in the not too distant future, however clearly, this mother did not have any plans of paying the babysitter at all! The mom replies, "I wasn't aware payment was involved. You got free ice cream and a day of fun..I'm sorry for the misinterpretation."
Granted, we don't have the foggiest idea about the lady who was filling in as the babysitter, we're simply going to speculate that "a day of fun" for her does not in any way make up for looking after another person's kids. And frankly, neither does "free ice cream" or anything else other than hard cash.
Completely shocked, the babysitter responds to her text, "Uhm...we discussed payment of $16 an hour beforehand. Over text," Unsurprisingly, the mom disagrees of ever doing so and asks the sitter to give her proof. At the point when the mother requested to see the texts, the sitter had a screenshot already prepared to send her.
The screenshot clearly demonstrates a past discussion the two apparently had, in which the mother is the one to recommend a rate of 16 dollars for each hour. The mother at that point states that she erases her texts frequently, to which the sitter apologized, clarifying that she appreciates seeing the children, yet is only sitting for money.
That is when things take an extremely unusual turn—the mother starts offending the lady and then refuses to pay in light of the fact that "they're easy kids!" The sitter even compromises, consenting to accept $100. Be that as it may, the mother says, "Absolutely not. I wish I didn't have such a stuck up b*tch watching my kids. I am going to block you now—please do not contact me again."
Numerous commenters on the Reddit thread proposed that the sitter take the issue to small claims court. As indicated by Buzzfeed, the Reddit user and his sister chose to call the lady's better half. Subsequent to disclosing to the man how expensive experiencing the courts for repayment would be, the couple consented to pay the $128 in actual money to the sitter.