You’d think with his newly expanded budget he’d move up to a more expensive noodle, like the egg noodles above?
With Brooklyn rents quickly catching up to Manhattan’s, it’s only natural that every other good and service associated with a rich cosmopolitan lifestyle skyrockets in price. For example, a recent Brooklyn Craigslist ad is offering an enterprising young woman the chance to make a quick $175!
Woman to sit in my bath tub full of ramen noodles (brooklyn)
compensation: $175 PT
I will pay you $175 to sit in my bath tub full of ramen noodles wearing a bathing suit
I will not be home, nor will anyone else while you do this.
I will give you the keys while we meet, and you will go to my apartment thereafter.
It will require a 30 minute soak.
The noodles will be cooked and therefore slippery.
Do not bring any sauce. I will season the sauce after I get home prior to dinner.
Now to my ears, that sounds like a reasonable fee for services rendered. You don’t even have to get nude in his noodles. However, the intrepid folks at Brokelyn pointed out the the exact same ad ran in Pittsburgh and paid on one dollar! To be fair, the Pittsburgh ad was for five minutes (still if you work it out that’s only $12 an hour to demean yourself for some dude’s noodle fetish) and the Brooklyn ad was for a half hour—perhaps he’s cooking a reduction? That’s 2816% increase in ramen fetish overhead! You could complain about Brooklyn prices all you want, but how bad is Pittsburgh that a dollar is that valuable?
If this guy is for real, at least he’s decided to pay a decent wage these days.