Ah, Craigslist. The place you can go to search for free furniture, jobs, housing, topless DMs for a bachelor party, or ladies to join your Star Trek: The Next Generation roleplay group. A poster in Edmonton, Canada turned to the site to find 2-3 women to join the group and goes to the trouble of mentioning there won’t be any nudity or touching. Uh, shouldn’t that be a given?
From the ad:
We won’t be filming anything it, it’s just a fun way to spend an afternoon. Maybe my mom will make lunch. It helps if you know a lot about the show. This isn’t paid, but I have a doctor’s prescription pad (a long story) and I can write you a prescription for basically anything you want. The reason I need women is that the story is about getting stuck on a shuttlecraft. I can’t tell you more now. Most weeknights and weekends are good times. Having your own props is an asset e.g. a phaser or a VISOR if your character needs one. Please respond with pic and short bio plus stats. Nothing weird is going to happen.
Does the poster seriously not have a single friend to edit out the creepy things in this ad? Let’s bypass the statement about payment via medical prescriptions and jump to the part about a photo and stats. Why would you need a picture of someone to join your roleplaying group (that sounds like a LARP group) and why are stats important? Maybe the poster needs to calculate the amount of room on the shuttlecraft. Whatever the reason, this post sets off all the red alerts.
Check out the glorious ad in its entirety after the break (click to enlarge).