YSaC, Vol. 324: Someone to watch over me ….

2009 June 6

Need Pet sitter maybe 2 nites a week

I’m a sales guy that travels about 2 nites a week for work. I am looking for someone or preferably a couple that loves dogs and would like my dog Forest’s company. He is ZERO trouble, sits on your lap like your best friend and only wants his tummy scratched as much as he can get it done lol

If your going to reply with how much does it pay, don’t reply, i need someone to watch him that isn’t looking to make money off him

a retired couple would be best as he loves being outside walking if possible or a fenced yard. Also he’d prefer no children.


Translation: I need a pet sitter, but I’m not willing to pay for the service.

What’s awful about this is that I can think of a lot of ways he could have spun this request that would have made it slightly less asshattish. For example, he could have said, “I know that elderly couples enjoy having animals around, so I would be willing to leave my dog with you a couple of nights a week while I am at work.” It still has the same meaning — i.e., I’m not willing to pay for a sitter — but it’s not as bad as “Don’t reply if you want pay because I’m not paying you.”

[Thanks for the submission, Jen!]

11 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 June 6
    Sarah permalink

    It’s not surprising that this guy has no friends to watch his dog.

    Adores: 4
  2. 2009 June 6

    I don’t know about your best friend, but mine doesn’t sit on my lap.

    Adores: 3
  3. 2009 June 6
    pitbull friend permalink

    Hmm, Jeff. A lot of sales guys make pretty decent money and a lot of people don’t have jobs right now. Would it friggin’ kill ya to offer these folks $20 a night or something? Twerp.

    Adores: 2
  4. 2009 June 6
    Stephieee permalink

    I like how he made it sound like you were a greedy asshole if you expected to be paid for pet sitting.

    Adores: 3
  5. 2009 June 7
    Cled permalink

    On the other hand (don’t hit me!) he gets points for honesty.

    He loses points, however, for inconsistent capitalization and punctuation. Either do it or don’t: don’t mix and match! Harrumph!

    Adores: 1
  6. 2009 June 7
    Gary permalink

    I’m honestly surprised he didn’t post wanting someone to pay for the pleasure/experience of just being in the same room as his precious Forest.

    Adores: 2
  7. 2009 June 7

    Some people just don’t deserve the privilege of pet ownership…

    Adores: 1
  8. 2009 June 8
    Dani permalink

    This guy is in “sales”? No wonder he works so many hours… his pitch abilities suck!

    Adores: 3
  9. 2009 June 8
    DrugserBad permalink

    Exactly, Dani. I hope for the sake of his career he’s better at talking than he is at writing.

    Adores: 1
  10. 2009 June 16

    So no one else was disturbed by the picture of him crouched down holding his dog against his bare chest? The sunglasses on his forehead were also disturbing, just in case you wondered.

    Adores: 1
  11. 2010 August 21
    ratwoman permalink

    That photo just needs a speech bubble next to the dog: “Please. Help me.”

    Adores: 3

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