City Paper is not for tourists
I found the following posted on Craigslist last night:
WANTED: VUVUZELA!Date: 2010-06-15, 10:04PM EDT Reply to: email@example.com [Errors when replying to ads?]Hello! I’m a reporter at a local TV station and would love to buy (or preferably borrow) a vuvuzela for a prop. Need it quickly!!! Thanks!
- it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
I mean, I knew that expensing a three-martini lunch was a thing of the past in the news business. But, “borrow” a vuvuzela? The things cost less than a cab ride! As of 11 p.m., the reporter told me via email, the desired World Cup prop had not yet been procured.