A friend of mine recently found herself in an interesting situation. Actually, what was interesting was her reaction to the situation.
She is in the fortunate position of being able to afford a nanny, and having recently moved, is in the process of finding a new one. She was down to two candidates, both well qualified, but one was slightly more suitable than the other. Sounds like a simple choice, except for one detail - the better qualified nanny also happened to be very good looking, as in: SUPER hot. And even though my friend isn't insecure in her marriage or in herself, she felt strangely uncomfortable at the thought of having this really really gorgeous woman as her live in nanny.
She debated long and hard with herself, questioning whether she was being ridiculous or not. She even asked all of her friends what we thought, but at the end of the day decided she just could not do it - she did not feel comfortable having the really hot woman as her nanny.
It raised an interesting conversation among us and I was surprised at how many of our friends agreed with her choice, they too would not have felt comfortable having a hot, young woman live with them as the nanny. Me - I totally would have employed the hot one, purely on the basis of her qualifications. Maybe (probably. in fact, definitely) I am naive, maybe I am stupid for thinking this, but in my unworldly view, if something is going to happen, it is going to happen, whether you have a hot nanny or not. Actually, to be fair - that is not why my friend decided not to employ the hot nanny, not because she was afraid of what her husband would do or not do (he is a keeper, lovely chap), but because she said the hot nanny made her feel frumpy and ugly and old, she wasn't sure she could live with that day in and day out.
So, tell me what you would do in this situation - would you employ the hot nanny, or would have done as my friend did?