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A Mom Refused To Pay Her Babysitter Because She Got Ice Cream And 'Easy Kids'

"Are you serious?"

A job is a job any way you look at it. It’s putting in the work in exchange for hard-earned money.

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Which is why this situation between an unnamed mother and a babysitter named Kristen is getting some attention. The texts were first posted by the babysitter’s brother on Reddit.

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You see, the babysitter did her job, then sent the mother of the kids she watched this text:

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Kristen asked to swing by for her pay. The mom's response: "I wasn't aware payment was involved. You got free ice cream and a day of fun. I'm sorry for the misinterpretation."

Which prompted this confused response from Kristen.

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Which Kristen totally had, as you can see from this screenshot...

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So the mom tried to play the "deleted messages" card.

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And then called the babysitter stuck up.

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Kristen even said she would take $100.

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Then things really took a turn for the worse.

Kristen’s brother told Bored Panda, “She had never met [the woman] before, but my sister has her own babysitting website in our town so that’s how the woman contacted her.”

After tons of commenters recommended small claims court, the siblings opted to calling the woman’s husband instead.

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After a follow-up text to the husband explaining it would cost the couple a lot more to go through the courts for reimbursement, arrangements were made to get the $128 cash payment to Kristen.