July 14, 2014 2:41 PM Subscribe
My house/catsitter broke things while I was gone for ten days.
posted by zenpop to Human Relations (42 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A woman who has cat and house-sat for me over the past couple of years when I travel broke items while I was gone for ten days.
She is paid to do the house, plants, cat, etc.
She left me a note about one item and offered to help cover cost. A plate. No biggie.
BUT, she also accidentally ran my $55.00 dollar espresso tamper through the garbage disposal (ugh) and just placed it back into its holder without saying anything to me about it. It's ruined.
How to deal with this?
Say something but offer: "No big deal." (That would be lying).
Ask if she'll cover the cost of the tamper, or to SHARE the cost of replacing?
(I know, First World Problem).