Georgetown Sophomore Needs Personal Assistant

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Charley Cooper, Georgetown sophomore, has a problem. He’s just so… busy. Classes, part-time job, lifestyle maintenance, it’s all too much. So he’s advertising for a personal assistant. The successful candidate will do Charley’s laundry, schedule his haircuts, drive him to and from his part time job, gas up his car, etc. For $10-$12/hour.

I’m pretty sure that the whole point of college was to learn to manage your life alongside your other responsibilities without your mom around. Paying someone to be your mom seems like cheating. But maybe I’m just old school like that. What do you all think? A triumph of capitalism? A spoiled brat?

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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5 thoughts on “Georgetown Sophomore Needs Personal Assistant

  1. Well, since we’ve started this conversation, I’d like a sommelier, personal scheduler, wardrobe consultant and someone to follow me around carry around a boom box, for my personal strutting music (as John suggested, bestideaever). I will pay $12 an hour for this, yes I will. This will allow me all the time I need to gchat and write for We Love DC. Thank you. Now taking applications.

  2. Well sure he’s spoiled – probably came from a house of nannies and maids and gardeners so it figures the laziness would live on. If he’s a trustafarian, better to have daddy’s money fueling the economy, I suppose.

    Now if he’s getting a CENT of student loan money, that’s another story…

  3. Actually, the point of college is an education. If hiring someone to do your laundry and gas up your car frees up time for classes and studying then it’s a good thing. It may actually save money if it allows you to take a heavier course load.

  4. I think you’re defining “education” pretty narrowly. A college diploma is about more than the books you read and the tests you took. In fact, I would argue that for all but the most specialized fields, the books you read and the tests you take are actually secondary in the overall educational experience. A college diploma is essentially a certificate that says, “I took a few years to read some books and finish growing up.” The actual educational value in college is the development of the ability to manage multiple competing priorities with minimal parental involvement. It just so happens that the most measurable of those priorities are your classes, because you are graded on them. A year or two after college, no one cares what your GPA was, because your GPA doesn’t measure whether you learned to manage a to-do list and otherwise hold yourself together through the new challenges of adulthood.