Friday, December 28, 2007

Only From The New Yorker

The year in Newsbreaks, the little stories that fill in the bottom of the page and make reading the magazine that much more enjoyable.

Clay turds for toddlers, gardening and debauchery, and more discoveries in newspapers large and small.

Here’s one of my favorites:

TRUTH IN ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT

From the Key West Citizen.

A busy store at 425 Front Street is seeking honest, responsible, reliable & ambitious employees for part-time & full time positions. Good salary with advancement opportunities for the right person. Job duties include retail sales, stocking & cleaning. Previous sales experience, with register responsibilities, preferred. Spanish as a 2nd language is a plus. References will be verified. If you get drunk, do drugs, call in sick or just plain don’t show up for work don’t bother applying; you probably have already worked here.