Out running a couple errands in Silver Lake this afternoon, I couldn’t help but discover some company called Molly Maid had decided it was high time to make a marketing push into this neck of the city. Did they hire street corner sign spinners or contract out a few key billboards or go door-to-door looking for new customers. Nah. Instead they put the “ass” in “class act” by illegally staple-gunning glossy placards announcing “Molly Maid Is Here!” to most of the power poles along both sides of several blocks of Sunset Boulevard.
The ripe irony of a cleaning company annnouncing its arrival by trashing up a neighborhood throughfare leaves me hoping this might be some sort of prank, but I doubt it… the stupidity meter is giving me too high a Doh! reading. So instead I went to their website and sent the purportedly reputable and nationally established company an email asking if, in hindsight, advertising its cleaning services by unlawfully garbaging up where I live was working out for them because it certainly wasn’t for me.
If they respond I’ll update this post with whatever they might have to say.
UPDATE (01/31): Good golly Miss Molly! In my inbox this morning I found the following enthusiastic reply, which in its entirety reads: “Thanks for taking the time to contact us!” Not that I expected anything more, but maybe I’ll respond to that blow-off by taking a walk later up one side of Sunset and down the other between Micheltorena and Alvarado pulling down every one of these fucking posters that I can get my hands on.