The Redditor explained that she and her family were going out of town for the weekend.
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The OP says she has three birds at home.
Her mom asked one of her brother's exes to take care of the birds while they were away.
So, the OP left the birds with fresh food, water, and the radios on for company.
The sitter sent updates saying the birds were doing fine.
When they got home, the house was dark, no radios were on, and the birds' food and water hadn't been changed.
The OP was understandably furious.
The OP's mom brushed it off and said the OP was overreacting.
She got angry and said the OP was being "closed-minded."
Now the OP is wondering if she should give the sitter another chance.
Here's how people reacted.
Sounds like mom made her up!
Hire a real sitter next time.
"You should be more responsible next time."
It's not hard.
She screwed up!
"You're not overreacting."
Fire her immediately!
"It wasn't petsitting."
What are your thoughts on this situation? Do you think the OP overreacted, or are her feelings understandable?
Either way, it doesn't seem that the petsitter did much petsitting at all. Those poor birds were essentially left to their own devices for two days.
We would love to hear your opinions on this. You can share your thoughts with us in the comment section.