July 19, 2005

Nanny Train Wreck in London

So on the way into London, I thought that the news might be dominated by the bombings.

Foolish me.

Celebrity trumps death. I don't know if that is good of bad, but it is what it is. And it is silly. So, decent actor Jude Law cheated on his wife with his nanny. While I'm sure someone cares (Otherwise why all the coverage?) it was pretty surprising to me.

What was more surprising was my lack of channel changing. I blame jet lag. I was having breakfast this morning and was reading the Telegraph when I came across this article: The trouble with nannies. I honestly couldn't turn myself away from what was the (unintentionally, I'm sure) funniest thing I think I've ever read. You must read that article. It's the most snobbish, elitist, stupid, insecure piece of writing I've read in a very long time. It's even borderline racist there at the end.

I think her intention was for the article to read as an indictment of the culture of high priced nannies, but it comes off as the deranged ravings of a woman afraid for her marriage. Sad, really.

2 comments:

Andrew Wooster said...

If you think that's good, read this: The New Nanny Diaries Are Online.

Even better, I know the nanny in question.

Fraize said...

I love London. It's one of my favorite cities. If you find yourself between Chelsea and West Kensington, look up Noorjahan for the best curry in London. #2a Bina Gardens SW5. Two blocks from the Glouchester Road tube station.