Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Because I Must Blog

I am SUCH a liar. Well, maybe not a liar so much as a drama queen. After my last overly dramatic post only days ago about not posting for a while,here I am.

I guess blogging about not blogging was very therapeutic. Once the thought tumbled from my brain to my blog I felt less anxious and crazed about the whole thing. So here I am back and bad-asser then ever.

Weeeell,I’m back but it could be short-lived as unfortunately, I was not making up the fact about work sucking sewage and being ridiculously busy. But,hey I’m worth a few minutes of “play time” . So I shall shut-eth my door and share with you something I found quite funny.

A bit of background - when avoiding dreaded work related duties during the day I tend to rely on my old pal,Mr. Internet to be my Calgon.

You see, I have kind of a routine. I check my email, then Craigslist, then head off to the blogosphere.

Why Craigslist? Well it’s just chock full of fabulously useful and uselessly fabulous information. Typically, I start looking in the Etc Jobs section because that is where I find out about all those groups. You know the ones that pay me to run my mouth . Then I head over to the Baby and Kids section and quickly scan it to see if there are any "must-haves" .

Today whilst in the aforementioned section I came across a posting too good not to share. It read:

Looking for a Babysitter?? Your in LUCK!!

IF you are going out or just need time from your children your in luck! Im a 17 year old that has experience in babysitting kids. I have baby sat a range from 6 months-6 years. My experience is from a daycare at my school and also my moms friends had me babysitt their children as well. I get along with kids very much i like to do little arts and crafts help read to them and bathe, watch movies, ect! Also i love to clean other peoples houses if you need that while babysitting! I have my first aide card and my CPR card.. But when i was 16 my car got stolen so my cards did to! :( but if you live in the x county and are looking for someone to babysitt i am a reliable person and very responsible. If needed during the week i must only be available until 9 pm i get out of school at 2:20 if you are interested please email me or call! bout2bagurlfight@....com or (email provider and phone number omitted to protect the poor delusional girl) thanks Jane Doe (name also omitted to protect her crazy ass)


Now, bless her heart for trying, because we all gotta start somewhere but does she realize that MOM’s with KIDS are actually reading her post. Besides the fact that her grammar makes me want to bust out the red pen (quiet down in the peanut gallery yes I know mine is not stellar either) , I’m a little concerned shall we say about entrusting my kids with a babysitter that has such a penchant for “gurl” fights. (kind of reminds me of the time I received a resume for a job with an email knifefightgirl@xyz.com but I digress)
In this age of free emails could she not create a better email for “business” correspondence. I’m just sayin…
Oh and lets not even talk about how the 3rd thing she wants to do with my kids is “bathe” them. Ok, ok, I’m sure she meant it harmlessly enough,but yeah,probably could have omitted that little tidbit and just indicated she was willing if the request was made once she’d hooked up with an interested party. But I’m nitpicking.
I’m over analyzing. I’m overreacting….what the hell am I thinking…

I mean, geez, it’s only my children I’d be entrusting to Ms.Ready-to-Throwdown.

Yes, definitely overreacting…

14 comments:

Biddy said...

my retinas are burning and my teeth are gritting at this girls awful grammar and spelling! AAAAACK!

Oh, and there is steam coming out of my ears, along with the words "what the hell is she thinking," sitting on my tongue. I was a nanny for almost 10 years, and I know for a fact that girl needs to be shot...or at least banned from ever being a babysitter.

Butrfly Garden said...

I like to pick at grammar even though I make my own mistakes.

That's SO funny about her email address! I used a Butrfly one for a long time while trying to get a job before I realized my faux pas and created one with my real name for that use only. (It looked more ridiculous on my resume!) Although, I even like the Gurl Fight song. :D But, I'm like that.

My big peeve about her posting is that a babysitter here was KILLED - as in BRUTALLY MURDERED - when someone responded to her babysitting ad on craigslist. Maybe the address is to scare away the psychos?

Life As I Know It said...

Thanks for the tip! I am looking for a babysitter and she seems more than competent ;)

Maureen said...
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Maureen said...

Yikes! What the heck was she thinking???? (Well, I guess she WASN'T). I wonder if she got any responses. Gad, I hope not.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

I loved the fact that her email was about a girl fight! Too funny! You know, she might kick the shit out of the snooty nannies at the playground if their kids messed with her kids.

CDP said...

Too funny! I had an applicant for an executive assistant position to our former (extremely formal and stuffy) CEO; her email address was "sexxxyangel3@whatever.com". You know, she needed the 3 xs so we'd be sure to get what she was implying. Needless to say, the resume went right into the reject pile!

Lollie said...

What? She might teach them how to backhand a cop...it could come in handy one day...no?

Virtualsprite said...

Oh, lord.

Well, lets just say, in the greatest Southern tradition... bless her heart. Poor girl is trying. And maybe, just maybe, if someone does hire her, maybe she'll earn enough money to get spell check for her computer. Because, damn.

pootandcubby said...

The former teacher in me is so irritated by the grammar I could barely read it. I would never hire someone like that. I'm anal retentive that way.

-andi

Candace said...

oy.

Brillig said...

Dude, she sounds perfect. Can I get the phone #? (I promise MY gurl can teach her a lesson...)

(hilarious, by the way...)

chaoscontrol said...

Checking craigslist is a part of my daily routine, too! In addition to qualified babysitters (snicker, snicker), you can find all sorts of treasures!!

Cherann said...

I'm tempted to google craig's list and find this woman just to see if someone actually wrote that. but i'm lazy.
You know what's sad? Some poor desperate mother probably actually responded to the listing.