Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Weird freelance jobs ads

I searched for jobs today for the first time in almost a year. I'd forgotten what weird ads you find sometimes, especially on Craigslist! Check this one out:

Writer needed

I need a writer to write a short story about me driving in a lamborghini with the top down eating tons of food, with a hot naked girl. if you are interested, please send me a short sample of your writing. please write a couple paragraphs about me driving in a lamborghini with the top down eating tons of food with a naked girl. If i like what you send i will commission you to write the full piece. about ten to twenty pages. i will pay twenty dollars per page.

My first reaction is something along the lines of "WTF?!"

My next thought is to wonder why any believeable character would be stuffing his face when he's driving a hot naked girl around town.

And finally, how do you get 20 pages out of this? Maybe if the cops pull him over for indecent exposure (on the girl's part, of course). That might make a fun story. If I didn't have good reason to doubt that this is a real gig (who pays $200 to $400 for a nonsense story like this?), I might actually write it.


Michele said...

I saw that ad too, Katharine, and thought it was insane! I couldn't believe my eyes. Just crazy...

On a different note, I've included you in my latest fictional link love. :-)

Happy job hunting!


Katharine Swan said...


I love your fictional link love posts. They're all so clever!

Yeah, "crazy" and "insane" are probably the best ways to describe that guy and his post... I wonder if he really got any takers?

Michele said...

Thanks, Katharine!

Well, I'd love to know the answer to that question myself!



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