$250 Couple offering reduced rent in exchange for basic house chores (Upper West Side)
Date: 2011-08-24, 8:27AM EDT Reply to: email@example.com [Errors when replying to ads?]
We are a busy couple looking to offer a small room in exchange for basic house chores. We are both fairly neat, and our home is reasonably clean. However, we need someone who can be responsible for thorough weekly cleaning of the apartment, and occasional dishwashing. Our ideal candidate is looking for a long term arrangement, polite, submissive by nature, petite, and preferably under 120 lbs. The rent off course is nominal, and will be used to cover your own expenses such as food, laundry and living costs. We are also very open to the idea of offering free rent and pay depending on your performance and chemistry. We are both fit, business owner / worker, in our early 30’s, peaceful, and well educated. As for the apartment, it is comfortable, and conveniently located. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
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Wife: No, your sister’s husband.
GOB: Michael? Michael.
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