....comes to us from the New York Times.
Reporter N.R. Kleinfield profiles two absolutely adorable, jobless, Facebooking, identical (think Doublemint gum) twins from Ohio who live in New York City.
Kleinfield reports that a year and a half after graduating from Rutgers with degrees in journalism, Kristy and Katie Barry can't find jobs in their field.
Actually, jobless is only 50% accurate.
One has a job as part time bartender and makes $800 a week.
The girls live with their 22 year-old brother Zack, in a "cozy two-bedroom fourth-floor walk-up on West 73rd Street, $2,900 a month."
And while they're officially "jobless", they always seem to have enough money for Starbucks.
The wind picked up. They got drinks from Starbucks and sat in the park on Columbus and 66th Street, the acceleration of life around them.Hmmm, mom was right girls! It's time to get noticed!
Katie said that a friend put her on a list to get into focus groups: “They pay you to say if you like green ketchup or hate Lysol. I can do that.”
Kristy said the bar had been so slow one night that she found herself singing Celine Dion to the fish tank: “There’s got to be a way out of this,” she said.
They had been chewing over ways to get noticed, inject some news into their lives. Mom always told them: “If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be what you’ve always been.”
How about getting someone at the New York Times to write a lame, 2,400 word piece for the Sunday paper?
That should do the trick!