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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:29 PM

New York couple looking for nanny asks insane questions: “How often do you wash your hair” [View all]

A New York couple has been mocked mercilessly across the Internet for advertising for a nanny on Craigslist and including a 65-question survey with highly personal questions such as, “How often do you wash your hair,” “What’s your high school GPA” and “Do you smoke weed?”

The posting opens with a cutesy description of the couple’s dream nanny:

Grab your umbrella! You are a magical Mary Poppins, a wizard, or a giant spiky Triceratops. You love to play, pretend, create, teach, and nurture. You are reliable, warm, and fun, but also know how to say “no” when necessary.


The ad goes on to say that the couple has two boys, 2 and 5, who need to be cared for from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The parents are offering $15 an hour.

The Craigslist ad was posted on Jan. 5 and pulled from the site this week, but we were able to cull some of the most ridiculous questions from stories in the Daily Mail and Gawker.

Are you an American citizen?

If your family is from outside America, do you see yourself becoming homesick and needing to return to them?

How often do you bathe?

How often do you wash your hair?

Choose the following instances when you would wash your hands with soap and water, or clean your hands with a hand sanitizer (No, we’re not expecting you to choose them all. Just answer truthfully):
Before eating

After eating

Before bedtime

Upon waking

After touching a public door

http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/2013/01/11/new-york-couple-looking-for-nanny-asks-insane-questions-how-often-do-you-wash-your-hair/

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