Weird Wednesday

I am going to try to get back on track… and today is Wednesday, which means “Weird Wednesday”.

It has been a weird day, too. The new schedule is weird, for starters. And then, there was the fact that I almost did the wrong project last night, but remembered that Programming, not Web Authoring, was due by midnight tonight. Fortunately, it was a fairly easy assignment, and I turned it in before midnight last night.

This morning, my daughter was supposed to have a follow up dermatology appointment. I couldn’t remember if the appointment was for 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30, so I called – only to find out that when we stood at the desk scheduling the appointment, they didn’t actually enter it into the system, because there was no record of an appointment scheduled, and the doctor? Out of town.

I took her to school a little late (which I would have done anyway!) with a note. They marked her absent and sent me the standard “Your kid has an unexcused absence” message. Love bureaucracy.

So, here are some odd things to make your day a little more interesting:

Have you ever scouted Craigslist? There is some odd stuff on there. Did you know you can sell your Diabetic Test Strips?

Why do I suspect this person has been on A&E’s Hoarders?

Looking for a job? I am. And I love social media. But somehow, I doubt this job is legit…

And of course, when you see the title “JOB JOB JOB” you know it has to be good…

Which reminds me… I did apply for an administrative assistant job once on Craigslist. And before you laugh at me, I have to say that one of my co-workers found her previous job in a chiropractors’ office on Craigslist, so some of the stuff may very well be legitimate. But the letter I received back? Here it is:

Hello,

I am replying back to your message concerning the job posted on Craigslist in which you’re interested in,your application was received, unfortunately the position already been filled, but there’s another position to be filled, if you will be interested.
I have gone through your email and am quite impressed, i think you are the right person for this job. I have had a previous Personal assistant who has been very commendable in her activities and who has been part of my life for the past 6 months, she has since moved on with her personal life and it has affected me in a way. I found her previously on the Craigslist website and I sincerely hope I will be able to find someone again who will be as efficient as she has been. I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I will return back to the state real soon so this process will be on going till then. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.

JOB DESCRIPTION
You will be a Personal Assistant,you will walk in to any warehouse which we will be disclosed to you soon and you would be expected to inspect,test, sample, and sorting of products or goods being Purchased. The Purchased products can include a large range of items, including food, Art-Materials, machinery, equipment or pharmaceuticals. Depending the type of manufacturing environment, When you get my mails / packages; you are required to mail them to where ever i want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. All expenses and taxes will be paid by me including your weekly salaries.
No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Art Materials and clothing sorting out my delivers and packages. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them.You will be working 3 days in a week and you’re to choose any 3 days of the week from Monday to Saturday that will be preferable to you and you will be working 4 hrs in these 3 days and that will be from 9 am-1 pm and we will be offering you $400.00 per week.

Type: Full-Time
Hours: 15 Hours per week
Days: 3 days per week
Weekly Pay: $400.00

BENEFITS:
• AD & D Insurance
• 401(k)

If you’re interested please provide contact details. Full Name Full Physical Address Apt# And Cell or Home phone number to get started. I will be looking forward hearing from you and then proceed on the next step forward.
Regards.

Not scary. Not scary at all. When I read it, I tried to read between the lines… Does this guy want someone to run illegal items for him? Is he seeking a companion? A voluntary one, or one he keeps locked up in one of the warehouses?

His name was American sounding, and his phone number (which I’ve taken out) had a Texas area code. I’ve never been brave enough to call it for sh!ts and giggles to see who answered. His business was titled “[Name] Arts and Sculptures”.

Perhaps the sculptures are like that Chinese Bodies exhibit that is made up of real, actual body parts? Of unwitting former “Personal Assistants”?

I don’t know.  I think I’ll keep my kidneys, thank you very much.

Cactus flower
It’s all perfectly normal…
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3 thoughts on “Weird Wednesday

      1. well you lost me on that one but hey, think of the excitement you would get from getting all of those mysterious packages all expenses paid. then maybe you could meet new exciting people … from like … oh … I dunno … DEA or DHS or Customs of the DOJ …

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