Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The case of the red-haired debutante

So a new babysitter came over for a couple of hours today. Before meeting her, I talked with her on the phone and checked 3 of her references. They all loved her. Then I Googled her and found out that she played field hockey in high school and...was a debutante? It was one of those pictures where you count third from the left to locate the person. She appeared to be a tiny redhead. I thought, will she be able to hold E? E is probably over 16 pounds now (I'll find out for sure at his next pediatrician's appointment).

But when she came to our door, I saw that she was a brunette and not the same person. She was bubbly and friendly and we chatted for a while. Finally, I said, "I have a confession to make...I Googled you and found this debutante picture."

She said, "Oh yeah, I did that in June."

I said, "Really? 'Cause it looked like you had red hair!"

She said, "Oh no, it's always been brown. I never dyed it."

Now I'll have to find the real her in the picture...

P.S. I figured it out. The caption writer and I had different opinions on what constitutes "top row" and "bottom row."

4 comments:

Caro said...

Debutante and field hockey don't seem to go well together, do they?

Poppy said...

Sometimes Google comes through... and sometimes it makes things worse. ;)

His suzy said...

I don't think I've ever met a real debutante before.

Bearette24 said...

Me neither! She is very down-to-earth and sweet, though - not at all like the stereotype.