My 17-year-old babysits on occasion. One particular mom is not so easygoing (i.e., she's bitchy), but my daughter loves the kids. Today, during school hours, this mom texted my daughter to see if she could sit Saturday night. Between classes, my daughter checked with me to see if we have any other plans. We don't, so she told this mom she would sit. Fast forward several hours to mid-afternoon...my daughter gets a text saying, "Sorry. We'll use you next time. Someone else responded first." WTF???
There was no indication this was a mass e-mail to all babysitters. If you need a sitter, do you ask one at a time? Or do you cast a wide net and see who grabs the job? That just seems wrong to me.