Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BS Craigslist Requests...................

Hello My Little Mourning Doves.........

I live in the SF Bay Area. I am also always perusing Craigslist for a nice apartment, or a better job.

I like to laugh at the ads for rooms that state there is "a big walking closet" (walk-in closet). Oh really ? Will it walk up to me and scare me in the middle of the night too ?

There are also many ads for rooms where they charge you full rent, yet they don't want you to use the kitchen. Recently, I found a guy who said that he preferred a roommate that liked to stay in his room.

Anywhore, I am not really here to squawk about housing on Craigslist.

I wanted to share with you this little gem, especially since I know there are a few of you in the legal field:

Hello. I am a Pro Per as the plaintiff in a civil harassment case against my neighbors.

I am needing a paralegal for the usual stuff. Helping me with motions, opposition to motions, discovery, etc. Since I'm new to this, I will need help understanding how to respond, which forms, my options in responding, etc.
This is in Alameda county but the paralegal can be in the greater SF Bay area.
The case has already been filed, so I'm looking for a paralegal that can get started fairly quickly. The work will be part-time freelance and sporadic as the case progresses. But I would like a paralegal that can stick with the case all the way through trial if that occurs.

Please respond by letting me know your experience in civil litigation, your compensation, and other information you feel is relevant. Thanks.


I just can't possibly address all the thoughts going through my head.

I know lawyers are expensive. It's expensive to practice law. I know I couldn't afford one right now.

But this guy is not only too cheap to hire an attorney, he wants a paralegal to do everything the attorney does, including the entire discovery process ! LOL.

Paralegals can only work under attorneys or in law firms or government agencies. They are basically the attorneys' bitches and can only work under their direction. For good reason, if there is a major screw-up the attorneys are held liable.

I was almost tempted to "apply" for this bullshit offer, as I wanted to see how he would question me, and how he would critique my resume, knowing that he wouldn't have an idea of what to ask me. Like what was he going to pay me ? $10 an hour ?

The sad thing is, he will probably get someone that responds. Oh wait, I did........ I told him he was crazy, what he was asking is illegal, and that he should do his own legal research.


Sweet-Britches said...

Lol. If you applied for his offer, then you'd get all the dirty scoop on his harrassment case. And THAT, would be amazing blog-worthy material.


Shelly Rayedeane said...

It is as expensive as hell to live in the bay. I don't know how you do it. I love how you have no problem telling people what you think of them btw.

Scarlet said...

Ha! Great response! I feel like answering the ad myself just to see how much he'd pay for that shit...and like Sweet-Britches mentioned, to get the dirty scoop and that dirty bastard!

mac said...

my step-daughter is an attorney. She gets these crazy requests a lot...a lot from extended family. The exact same family that never contacts her or her family - until they want free legal advice/representation.

Big Mark 243 said...

Don't really have a comment about the ad ... because I think you get what you pay for. If he is trying to do something on the cheap, then I am sure he has other flaws that would be prohibitive to work with.

I am wondering about the J.U.G.S thingy in the corner there ... what is that about??

Liam said...

Senorita, it's too bad I never met you in person way back when, I think i could listen to you for hours. You crack me up.

Kerrie said...

Sorry hun I know nothing about all the legal stuff but I would like a room mate who stays in my room rather than his own.

Loving Annie said...

He was definitely a cheap problem waiting to happen who would then whine he was manipulated.

At least you have the common sense to know to avoid people like that.

Craigslist may not be the place to find a good apartment OR a good job.

Stacie's Madness said...

and your comment on my blog...HYSTERICAL...are we twins?

natalie said...

interesting stuff Senorita! :):) Please come by and post a comment on my blog!

Tom Bailey said...

I ran an ad on CL for a room to rent for one of my places and recived an elaborate scam email. I was not even close to falling for the scam but it was incredibly entertaining. You see everything on CL.

Dad.. said...

Holy crap!! I've never used Craig's list, but I may start perusing just for the entertainment value. LOL!

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