Oh craigslist. It was the BEST (best) (yay) of times, it was the worst of times, even. I peruse this baby OBSESSIVELY for freelance writing gigs. I have come across some weird – WEIRD stuff.
It seems like most people feel that they are rendered useless when it comes to any sort of writing – AT ALL. Like – I will pay you five dollars to write my name on a napkin. I will give you a kidney if you will just write this letter to my lover. Etc.
But this has got to be the weirdest:
Write up on sicke cop family (Midtown East)
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2007-09-01, 10:11AM EDT
I need a writer to write up a complaint on a pervert cop family , who video taped my minor kids in my bathroom. The cop Jon Schlamp ,along with his father a emergency service 1 officer , and Jons brother Frank , but a pinhole camera in my bathroom. Jon lives in the apartment on top of mine , and his kids Richard Schlamp made and distributed the videos ,along with his father and brother.
- it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
- Compensation: $ 10 / page , %40 of the net profit , Full writer credits
Am I above this, you ask? H No.
Am I above anything at this point in time, besides the floor and the baby kitty? Not really. While I pick lice off the heads of third graders for ten dollars at hour? Perhaps.
Too much free time makes the baby go chew.