Thursday, August 17, 2006

East vs. West

From what I have heard and what I have seen, the mothers and the nannies on the East Side are VERY different than those on the West Side.

Let me know if I am wrong.

-The mothers "job" is to look stunning and make herself available for charity functions
- The cook, the cleaner and the laundress are 3 differant people, all from other countries.
- The other nanny also sounds Brittish( yes there are 2 of you)
- The mother calls you her nanny and isnt ashamed to say that you work 24 hrs/6 days a week.
- There is a computer in the kitchen, for recipes and cleaning tips for the staff.
- They have an elevator in their appartment
- Their staff shops at Citerella
- They have two, side by side dishwashers.
- They never mention money
- They talk about you as if you weren't there
- They eat raw food, fresh veg and sometimes yoghurt
- They are always on a diet.


- The mother works, and if not, her "job" is checking her email.
- The cook, the cleaner and the laundress is the same person from an impoverished country.
- You are the only nanny
- The mother refers to you as the babysitter, implying that you only work part-time.
- There is a file of epicurious recipes and every cookbook imaginable on the kitchen shelves .
- They live in a 5th floor walk-up or a 4 story brownstone with no elevator.
- They order from Fresh direct or shop at Fairway.
- You are the dishwasher
- They always talk about how expensive things (including you) are
- They talk about you behind your back
- They eat whole grains, tofu, fondue and pasta
- They are always on a diet.

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