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Thursday, February 18, 2010

A New Contender for Best Reston Job Posting Ever

driving-miss-daisy.jpgWe must be seeing those fabulous "green shoots" we keep hearing about with the economy and whatnot, as in just the last few weeks, we've seen ads for two awesome Reston-area jobs on the craigslists! If you weren't fast enough to grab the singing telegram gig, dust off your resume, as here's your second chance:

Interviewing for a driver (Reston, VA)

Black female, who will - more than likely - be convicted of a DWI in the morning seeks a driver in advance. Must have a valid drivers license and a decent driving record (under the circumstances). Pay will be negotiable if an agreement is made.
Wow. Sounds like Driving Miss Daisy, if Jessica Tandy's character had a bit of a drinky drink problem and lived in an earth-toned rancher instead of an antebellum Southern mansion.


  1. Is that Milt Matthews and Robin Smyers in the mirror?

  2. Broke in Charter Oak (BiCO)February 18, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Alright, so maybe as a white male I'm just not seeing something, but why was it necessary for this individual to identify themselves as a "black" female? I have friends who are black, white, Asian, Hispanic, gay, bi, straight, Atheist, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish. I would never show up to take this woman somewhere, see she was black, and turn away. I don't get it.

  3. Anyone care to wager in which part of Reston that this woman lives? I've got $5 that says she lives in the Gulag.

  4. Because, Bico, not everyone is as open-minded as you are. It's still much more difficult for people of color (especially men, but even women) to get a taxi to stop for them, so given that, she's trying to avoid people who are already too bigoted to answer the ad. Sad, yes, but probably smart on her end given that she's not out to run a sociological experiment but rather to get someone to giver her a lift...

  5. It means don't expect a generous gig.

  6. So often people have extra items taking up space but not used for one reason or another. They eventually get outdated and have to be discarded. This will be a good way to clean out the cupboard of such items and help someone less fortunate.

    Candidates for the current Reston Association will be on hand to help with the donated items and to answer any questions citizens may have regarding their campaigns.

    There is an acute need at FACETS for food for the homeless during this sever winter weather we've been having. Particularly in need is :Pop-top soups and pastas- Crackers - single serve packs - Peanut butter & jelly- Canned tuna & chicken Bottled water, Juice boxes, Granola bars/healthy snacks, Cereal, Canned fruits & vegetables, Spaghetti and sauce.

    Please do not donate any perishable items or items that have expired their shelf life.

    There is also a need for a heavy duty van with which to transport the donated items to FACET headquarters or possibly Reston Interfaith FACET 's sister organization. Please contact Rod Koozmin at 703 945 0171 or any of the candidates regarding this.

  7. enough already with the charity thing, rod. You've gone from asking to begging and are quickly approaching nagging.


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