Dad Tries To Force A Babysitter To Pay For A $2,200 Guitar His Kid Broke On Babysitter’s Watch (20 PICS)

Posted in INTERESTING       19 Apr 2021       2235       10 GALLERY VIEW

A dad on Reddit is asking if he is in the wrong for demanding his babysitter pay for a valuable guitar his child broke on her watch

The parents hired a babysitter for 3 hours because the dad was at work and the mom had to rush to her work for an emergency. This babysitter was already familiar with the child and the house rules, which were that the 3-year-old was only allowed in the living room, play room, and dining room (when eating). So it wasn’t the first time she had worked for the parents, but something still went wrong.

The dad explains that the babysitter had to take a call which lasted for 20 minutes and all that time, she was outside. Her reasoning was that she didn’t want the child to hear the conversation, as it was private.

 

Then the story gets more intense. Apparently, the 3-year-old took the opportunity of being alone and escaped the living room, which was gated. She was able to climb over the gate by moving the couch to it and using it to break free.

This detail grabbed the attention of many readers and they were expressing their disbelief in such a small child’s ability to move a couch. It does make you wonder how did it happened and if there’s more to the story than what’s being told.

 

The babysitter left the 3-year-old unattended for 20 minutes because she had to take a phone call

Meanwhile the girl managed to climb over the gate, escape from the living room, and break a $2,200 guitar in the basement

If we take the dad’s word for it, then the little girl headed to the basement and pulled down one of the guitars hanging on the wall. The man found his guitar with a warped neck which needs replacing. But he doesn’t want to replace it because that would devalue the instrument, so he is asking the babysitter to replace the whole guitar.

The guitar’s condition also was a topic of discussion in the comments. Redditors were wondering how the guitar could have a warped neck instead of a crack. The user Animalime introduced themselves as a music shop manager and said that it is more likely that the guitar got damaged due to improper keeping, assuming that basements tend to have higher humidity.

 

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Now the dad wants the babysitter to pay for a new guitar, thinking that it was her responsibility that it was broken

The dad probably came to Reddit to receive some sympathy and reassurance that he had a right to demand compensation. However, people in the comments were not that forgiving.

While redditors agree that the babysitter shouldn’t have left a 3-year-old by herself, they say it would be unfair to ask such an amount from a 19-year-old trying to earn money by watching other people’s children. According to the comment section, the blame here is to be shared and not put just on one person.

 

Other redditors agree that the babysitter was irresponsible, but also think that she shouldn’t pay for the broken guitar

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Flossy 1 weeks ago
#tl;dr. The guy sounds like a j#rk.
       
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Life 1 weeks ago
Dad is a moron feel sorry for the child and sad for babysitters
       
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Toby 1 weeks ago
This guy is an immature and petty @$$hole. If he was that concerned he would have kept his precious guitar locked up.
       
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Lucas 1 weeks ago
YTA, definitely.
       
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Ib 1 weeks ago
I agree with #14. Babysitter should not have left the child alone since that's specifically what they were hired for. What if the kid did end up falling down the stairs or running outside somehow and getting hit by a car or something. Would that not be the babysitter's fault?

But still, the guy is going too far asking for the whole guitar to be replaced. That's some petty stuff right there. Just be happy your kid is okay, don't pay the babysitter for that 3 hours and go on with your life. Should have had your expensive things in a place your kid can't get to anyways.
       
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Hortense 1 weeks ago
used to be anyone hired by the hour was not responsible for any damage
whereas a contractor was.....
that said
just add the 2200 to the cost of having a child which is now what ?....500,000?

as devils' advocate
no reason conversation couldn't have been private while still having child in visual range
she's 3 ...give her a popsicle and sit her in a chair

i might have to go with my first feeling this is totally imaginary reditt cr#p
       
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Hortense 1 weeks ago
https://www.google.ca/search?q=squire+acoustic+guitar&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwifypWU
1ovwAhXUI30KHZyDDNMQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=squire+acoustic+guitar&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQARgAMg
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Gerhardt 1 weeks ago
who gives a sh#t, its a sh#tty guitar anyway.
       
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Squat 1 weeks ago
i love how yall are victim shaming here and you dont even realize it...
       
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Trannie 1 weeks ago
Squat,
Nah...you put important and valuable things away when you have animals and small children. He's not a victim. The babysitter is the victim because he's trying to get a teenager to pay him over 2 grand for his own negligence.
       
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