Craigslist has long been the premiere destination for random connections, so it’s not surprising that in the wake of the government shutdown — a massive freeze on all government jobs and coherent, legislative discussion — that Craigslist would blow up with men and women looking to spend their newfound days off in the company of others. Hookups and requests for replacement coworkers abound in the D.C. area. Hey, if Republicans and Democrats can’t get together on the issues, at least the furloughed workers affected can get together and have a good time! Here are a few of the offers from folks looking to bide their time with fresh connections.
“If there’s one good thing that can come of this Federal shutdown, it could be some discreet, no-strings fun, DC style, between you and me. At least they certainly picked a gorgeous day for a shutdown!”
“Looking for someone for times like these–when you’re feeling a bit bored, and horny, and frustrated.”
“Hey there, no one is in the office today except myself and a couple of other people. I could use some good conversation to help me get through what will be a very long day.”
“Off today? I can help you relax with a massage…your place or mine. Nothing kinky, no sex, just relaxing fun”
“I’m looking to help fill the shutdown blues. If you are home, alone, and would like to have a CD come over to visit let me know.”
Or did it ? Anyway I’m not watching the news . I’m bored out of my eyeballs.
“Well….woke up this morning and found that I will not be working today…..bit depressed about it…..is there anybody whom feels like cheering me up….
Yeah, let’s stop that one right there. You get the picture.
Matt Patches is a writer and reporter living in New York City. His work has been featured on Vulture, Time Out New York, and The Hollywood Reporter. He is the host of the pop culture podcast Operation Kino.