Post # 1
So there is a lady that I have been friends with since highschool (1999-2000). Well we have kept in touch for all these years. Well about a month ago I had posted on FB that I was looking for a reliable babysitter. She said she wouldn’t mind doing it as she needed some extra cash.
Fast forward to this weekend. I sent her a message asking her if the kids had played a video game or if she might have moved it. Got told No. Okay fine no biggie. Sent her the schedule for this week & I never heard anything back. Not accusatory in the least on the email just a simple question of if it may have been moved.
Well we got to looking & we are missing quite a few Wii games (5 to be exact). Okay we are giving her the benefit of the doubt. She has a 4 yr old son that she brings with her when she watches the kids. So there is a possibility that he may have accidently picked up the games when he picked his up to go home. (He brings his own Wii games to play when they come down.) IF he did ok, no biggie, we can forgive a 4 yr old, just return the games.
Well this morning my FI got online to tell her Happy Birthday because they have the same bday & she had told him Happy Bday, & the comment on FB was gone. He checked his friends list & she wasn’t listed. (She had just added him a couple days ago.) So he decided to check my FB, & she wasn’t on my friends list & when he pulled up the messages I sent her, her profile pic was blank & had a message on the bottom of the screen saying “You can no longer send this person messages.”
(We have had the theft thing happen before. My cousin was babysittting for us & she stole a bunch of my diamond jewlry & my wedding & e-ring. I only got back my wedding & e-ring. )
So Bees here is my question for you. Does this make her sound like she took the games & that she is quitting?
Post # 3
Yes, it definitely sounds like that. I don’t know how much wii games cost, but I would consider contacting the police to see if they can help you recover them.
Post # 4
If you are her employer and she just disconnects contact with you then I’d be very suspicious.
Post # 5
losing a job over some wii games seems ridiculous – what is her mental state?
Post # 6
@Shugargirl71: For as long as I have known her, she hasn’t had any mental issues.
@redheadem: I am definately considering it. We figured it up last night & to replace all 5 would be over $150
Post # 7
WTF. Do you know where she lives? I’d be popping by for a visit.
Seriously. The audacity of some people shocks me.
Post # 8
If it were me I would let the games go and cut ties completely. I wouldn’t attempt to contact her again, her actions speak loud enough. As a disclaimer: I can dissolve disfunctional relationships pretty easily tho, some people seem to have a harder time of it. (not saying your relationship was disfunctional – but obviously she is at this point)
Post # 9
What gets me is why do this? She knew the issues we had with our previous babysitter stealing. I am seriously considering calling the cops. One game I had just bought for my FI for his birthday & he hadn’t even gotten to play it yet. Granted I paid $10 for it, because one of my friends had it & wanted to get rid of it. But just to replace that 1 game its going to cost me well over double what I originally paid and both are & were used copies.
ETA: If the 4 yr old did it, I can forgive that. He is 4 but should know better. If the 30 yr old did it, then there is no forgiving. I have 3 kids, we can’t afford a lot & what we do have, we saved & worked for. Im sorry she’s a single mom, but its her choice not mine. Its not my fault she doesn’t have a real job. Quit living off welfare & find a real job so you to can have nice things, instead of stealing from your friends.
Post # 10
She’s avoiding you (with the not replying to the schedule), removed both of you from Facebook, and blocked you. Sounds like she stole those games. Innocent people don’t do those things, and even if it was her kid and not her (but, really, a 4 year old took FIVE games that weren’t his? I doubt it), she should have looked for them and returned them to you.
I would call the police, just to teach her a lesson.
Post # 12
She is obviously hiding from you. Do you have her phone number? I’d call. Or email if you have it. I wouldnt go visit her in person, though.
If she ever pops up in your life again, I would not speak to her anymore.
Post # 13
@soyjoy222: I have both phone & email & i possibly have her address.
I forgot to mention that my Wii Motion remote is also gone & we had just had it last week. How funny that a game that requires it is gone & so is my remote. hmmmm
Post # 14
Put it all down to experience and move on. It’s a nasty thing to have happened to you but you won’t see those games again so there’s no point in taking things any further. Just be a bit more careful as to who comes to look after your kids.
Post # 15
@mvest: Wow, so sorry this happened to you. It seems pretty obvious she stole the games from you. That sucks! Have you checked your entire house to see if anything else is missing?
Post # 16
@Sunfire: So far these are the only things we know are missing.