A lady in Brooklyn, NY, who goes by the name Lauren, posted this ad to Craigslist looking for a "shopping partner." Sounds innocent enough, but the poster is kinda crazy. She's looking for someone to pretend to her best friend and shower her with compliments, no matter how hideous she looks. She's willing to dole out $100 per hour. In order to get the job, however, you must wear a hat because, to let her tell it, "people who wear hats tend to have superior style" and will make the shopping trip "more authentic to onlookers." Methinks her money will be best spent on a therapist, but she probably already has several. Here's the actual listing:
shopping partner (brooklyn)
compensation: $100 per hour
I have a very hard time shopping because i never like the way i look when i try on clothes. I'm looking for someone to go shopping with me to make it a more pleasant experience. you will need to sit outside of the fitting room and tell me how nice i look in each outfit regardless of how i actually look. enthusiasm is a plus and i ask that you applaud at least twice to draw the attention of other costumers. after i make my purchases its important that we leave the store arm and arm laughing loudly like we're close friends. I would also like you to wear an interesting hat being that people who wear hats tend to have superior style. this will make it more authentic to onlookers. i will compensate you $100 per hour. if your interested please email me a list of possible compliments you will say to me and a picture of your hat. If you don't have a hat, tell me about what kind of hat you would like to wear and i will buy it for you.