A rich woman writes obnoxious nanny want-ad, becomes an internet phenomenon, a ton of people people apply for the job. Rebecca Land Soodak, "a 40-year-old painter and aspiring writer" with four kids, a building and a country house, has gone through ten nannies and posted a Craigslist ad that begins, "My kids are a pain in the ass," critiques each kid in turn and goes on to say, "If you are the type who doesn't notice crumbs on the table, skip to the next post, because crumbs are a deal breaker...I have all sorts of theories on how to stack my dishwasher, and if you are judgmental about Ritalin for ADHD, or think such things are caused by too much sugar, again, deal-break city." The 25-year-old aspiring midwife whom Soodak hired has committed to stay on the job - which pays $430 a week, with free housing and stipends for living expenses. Sounds like she'll earn it. [NYT]
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