Here’s an idea for the winter – on craigslist, under “gigs”:

Sailing for the winter

Date: 2010-12-11, 8:59PM EST
Reply to: gigs-scjgb-2108225196@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

 I’m looking for a couple hard-working younger guys that want to spend a few months aboard my 70′ sailboat, cruising around the Caribbean. This will not seem like work to you, instead it will be like a vacation. I’m just getting older and I need help with sails/cleaning and things of this nature. A little bit of upper-body strength will be useful at times, though. The environment will be very friendly and relaxed and you will have plenty of time to yourself and with company on board. I am going to have a chef come with us and we have state of the art navigation equipment.

I want to find people with personality, good-nature, and good energy. Please send a photo, a bit about yourself, and why you think you’d be good for this job.

  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: 600/week

PostingID: 2108225196

But – here’s the problem – “hard-working younger guys” and sailing. I am neither a hard-working younger guy nor a sailor. Sigh. Too bad they’re not looking for “guests on a 70 ft. sailboat,  cruising the Caribbean” because I do have the “personality, good nature and good energy” parts. Oh well. Last time I answered an internet ad that sounded good, I ended up moving halfway across the country.

~ by kbosin on December 15, 2010.

5 Responses to “Here’s an idea for the winter – on craigslist, under “gigs”:”

  1. I keep wondering why he wanted a photo.

  2. kinda creepy with the photo ask. better start plucking the chest hair.

  3. Cabin Boy!

    from Wikipedia:

    Cabin Boy is a 1994 fantasy comedy film directed by Adam Resnick and produced by Tim Burton, which starred comedian Chris Elliott. Elliott co-wrote the film with Adam Resnick. Both men worked for Late Night with David Letterman in the 1980s, as well as the short-lived Fox sitcom Get a Life in the early 1990s.

    Elliott plays a virginal snobby “fancy lad” school boy named Nathaniel Mayweather, who, upon graduation, mistakes the fishing ship The Filthy Whore for the Queen Catherine, a luxury cruise liner bound for Hawaii. Mayweather learns of his mistake only after the ship sets sail, so he is forced to do his best to convince the four filthy seamen to take him to Hawaii to be reunited with his hotel-owner father, played by Elliott’s real life father, Bob Elliott.

    Nathaniel convinces the ship’s cabin boy, Kenny, to change course for Hawaii, but when they land in a storm in Hell’s Bucket, Kenny is knocked overboard and Nathaniel must take over the role of ship’s cabin boy. The crew (and accidental passenger) of The Filthy Whore then encounter a number of strange and disturbing beings as they continue on through Hell’s Bucket, including an iceberg monster and Chocki the man-shark. Nathaniel also fishes out a woman from the ocean, iron worker and swimmer Trina, played by Melora Walters.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabin_Boy

  4. Just ask him politely for a picture of the boat; if it’s flying a Rainbow Flag then you will know. The lines “free time for you and your company” and “a Chef” means PARTY. If he is doing this at age 70 he is probably a pretty cool guy or “not”

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