Leaving your kids with a babysitter can be a stressful arrangement. Ideally, you want to find someone who gets along with your kids, but, more important than that, you need someone who is reliable and trustworthy.
When a dad named Christopher hired 35-year-old Sarah as his babysitter, he assumed that him and his wife had found the right candidate. Sarah would watch their two kids while they were away at work and everything would work out great.
But one day, when Chris realized he had forgotten some paperwork at home, he found something that truly disturbed him – Sarah was fast asleep on the couch.
If this was you, what would you do? Would you wake up the babysitter and laugh about it? Would you let them finish their shift but find another sitter as soon as possible? Apparently, none of these ideas were a big enough lesson for Chris, who decided to simply take his kids with him and wait to see what Sarah would do.
It wasn’t until two hours later that Sarah started reaching out to him with phone calls that he ignored. Then she started texting.
Playing the part of the concerned parent, he refused to call her back, preferring to watch her squirm. She claimed to have called the kids’ mother but still wasn’t ready to come clean about what was going on. Apparently, Chris had planned ahead and notified everybody involved that Sarah might call. Presumably, this was to make sure that the situation didn’t escalate beyond where he wanted it.
Chris pressed on, demanding that Sarah reveal what he already knew – that she had no idea where the kids were.
The panicking babysitter insisted that she had called the police and had no idea what was going on. About 15 minutes after Chris’ brutal lesson began, he started to come clean about the whole thing.
He ended their conversation by firing her and demanding that she get out of the house immediately.
It would seem that he did try to press charges against Sarah but was unable to do so. So instead, he took the footage of Sarah sleeping and his copies of their conversation and shared them on Facebook, in the hopes of shaming the babysitter out of her career. The controversial prank blew up before Facebook removed the post, presumably for harrasment.
Everywhere this story has been shared, the reactions have been divided. Some say that Chris escalated the situation well beyond what was appropriate while others, Chris included, stand by his decision to protect his children at all costs.