Take a minute to process that photo. Yes, it’s real. And yes, I had the same “WTF” reaction you are probably having when I saw it on Kent’s blog. His buddy Douglas found this flyer on his car and they both thought it had to be a joke. Kent e-mailed her to let her know she was likely the victim of some nasty joke. She replied confirming the flyer was legit. Lisa wrote:
…I PROMISE TO MENTION YOU AS A MUSE IF I GET FAMOUS FOR THIS UNIQUE PLEA [FOR EMPLOYMENT FROM A UCSB GRAD. WHO MANY HAVE CALLED “THE MOST CREATIVE, ENTERTAINING, HILARIOUS, AND INTELLIGENT PERSON THEY’VE EVER MET.”] I’VE ALSO RECENTLY BEEN CALLED “MAGICAL” AND “STUNNING” AND “ARE YOU A MODEL?” BY STRANGERS. SOUNDS GREAT RIGHT??
SO, WHY HAVE I BEEN UNEMPLOYED FOR OVER A YEAR AND CAN’T I GET A JOB THAT’S AT LEAST $15 AN HOUR AND F/T???
DO I NEED TO APPLY AT TACO BELL AND OTHER MIN. WAGE PLACES OR IS THERE STILL HOPE FOR ME TO HAVE A CAREER AND MAKE MY $80K UCSB LOANS WORTHWHILE??…
Sorry for that all caps rant. You might still not be convinced, I mean, she posted her bank AND routing number on a flyer, who would do that?? I wasn’t convinced so I e-mailed her myself too. I was sure it was a prank. She wrote back saying it’s not a prank, and is instead a real desperate move:
It’s not a prank. It’s a real desperate move coming from me since I’ve been looking for a job aka $$$ for over a year. I haven’t applied to Taco Bell or the equivalent min. wage jobs yet. Thanks to the Gov’t and the voters, I have been able to barely survive off Unemployment Insurance and several extensions. There’s a lot more to my story and I would be happy to tell you or anyone more about my situation.
Some guy emailed me yesterday about this and said he would help me publicize it w/ his 10,000 member Twitter account. Very nice.
I have been tempted to announce my desperate situation in many other ways, since Craigslist, EntertainmentCareers.net, Career Builder, ……………
Sad times are these when “MAGICAL” and “STUNNING” people who are too good to work at Taco Bell have to resort to photocopying their banking info and leaving it on random cars around Los Angeles begging for people to make a deposit. You might think this must be a person who just doesn’t understand what is going on in the world to do something like that, but again you’d be wrong. Check out her twitter account where she opines on how celebs who are giving money to people in Haiti should be giving it to her instead. Over on her blog you can also read all about business plans that she wants you to invest in and, apparently, her campaign for president of the USA in 2020. (warning on both links: ALL CAPS!!)
Yes folks, this is all real. I love Los Angeles.