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To think that you don't have to send me a message..

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SecretCervix Wed 03-Oct-12 12:41:39

telling me you can't babysit for me as you are too far away when

A) I didn't ask you to
B) Would have noted the distance for myself and not even asked in the first place?

Sorry if this seems baffling by the way, I registered with that childcare.co.uk website yesterday and that was first message I got.

DeepPurple Wed 03-Oct-12 13:24:53

It does seem a bit strange!

SoleSource Wed 03-Oct-12 13:28:05

Sorry OP I too cannot babysit for you. smile

FancyPuffin Wed 03-Oct-12 13:29:27

I'm sorry Cervix I can't babysit for you either

nickeldaisical Wed 03-Oct-12 13:32:09

i can babysit for you tonight
grin

Meowmi Wed 03-Oct-12 13:37:12

Does seem a bit random!!confused

OneOfMyTurnsComingOn Wed 03-Oct-12 13:38:45

Sorry I can't help either. Wherever you live! (In pain)

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Wed 03-Oct-12 13:41:19

Why did you register if you can't use the service? I would have thought its good that they tell you ASAP that they can't work for you in case you did ask them and you didn't note the distance.

Pandemoniaa Wed 03-Oct-12 13:42:42

I can do tonight. But tomorrow would be difficult.

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 13:43:56

perhaps there was a glitch and the babysitter got your profile sent to her or something?

Pandemoniaa Wed 03-Oct-12 13:44:22

To be serious though, I can understand someone saying they couldn't babysit because of distance, or whatever. But why volunteer that information when you've not been asked in the first place? Have people really got so much time that they can fire off pointless messages about non-existent invitations?

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 13:44:37

freddos it's probably a national service. Cervix will have got a message from someone registered but not in her area.

SoleSource Wed 03-Oct-12 14:01:10

Tis strange OP.

OldCatLady Wed 03-Oct-12 14:28:55

If you viewed their profile, they would have got a notification to say this. Maybe they thought that meant you wanted to use them to babysit? They might be new to the site too..

SecretCervix Wed 03-Oct-12 14:32:49

Massively outing me if said babysitter is on here but this is the message she sent to me.

"I am a babysitter and would apply but live 9.1 miles away from you."

So I asked her nicely as possible why she messaged, as I was not going to ask her due to the distance being almost 10 miles, she replied it was to see if she could ever get there.

<lost>

I message once again stating I am completely lost as to what she is trying to say and she replied the following:

"Doesn't matter thanks for getting bk to me I'm a babysitter applied and then realised actually how far but it isn't really I have clients about 10 miles away from me snyways thanks again c"

From that message I am totally baffled and am not going to bother replying. I know I sound a bit mean but I really don't understand what she was really expecting?

I'm not with it today so if someone gets itmore than I do please feel free to explain it to me grin

SecretCervix Wed 03-Oct-12 14:34:08

Hadn't even gone near her profile! grin I looked at one and that was a 47 year old childminder, this was a 17 year old babysitter!

SecretCervix Wed 03-Oct-12 14:34:40

Else I would kind of understood more as to why she messaged lol!

lubeybooby Wed 03-Oct-12 14:40:36

I think maybe she was hoping you would say 'oh it's ok, I could pick you up' or something like that?

SecretCervix Wed 03-Oct-12 14:42:16

She can keep hoping on that then- I don't drive! grin

confusedpixie Wed 03-Oct-12 14:59:23

I wonder if she knows how to use childcare.co.uk and messaged you as you came up as one of her local parents? Points to her for messaging though, even if she does seem a bit arbitrary! grin

YouMayLogOut Wed 03-Oct-12 15:59:04

I could have babysat for you yesterday grin

OhChristFENTON Wed 03-Oct-12 16:04:47

I would babysit for you but I live 100 miles away, can't drive and can't stand kids.

soz.

grin

shockers Wed 03-Oct-12 16:16:30

Do you provide gin and nibbles for sitters?

SecretCervix Wed 03-Oct-12 18:21:39

I may need a babysitter for when I go to my scan in a few weeks, as I really want DP to come with me but don't really want to take 15 month old DD in case they are funny about it, hence joining the website to see if it was any use. (Family out as we not telling them till AFTER the scan and I'm uber paranoid due to previous mc!)

MammaTJisWearingGold Wed 03-Oct-12 18:52:01

Where are you? Gin and nibbles sounds appealing. grin

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