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Every spring for the past couple of years, the Bronx Zoo has plastered the subways with advertisements announcing the birth of the year's latest litter of animal babies. They'll show a baby giraffe, or something, and show a sweater with a long turtleneck and casually inform you that the babies have arrived. It's clever marketing, and inevitably draws my depressed, hungover self out to the Bronx some Saturday morning per year to catch a glimpse of the little guys.

What can I say? I'm a sucker for a baby gorilla.

This week's hot topic on Craigslist -- office interns -- was like those Bronx Zoo advertisments: "The Babies Have Arrived." I hadn't really thought about it, but, hot crap, people, spring has sprung and a new crop of nineteen-year-old hotties have invaded the workplace.

Let's go to the zoo!

Okay so, it all started with this harmless post:

Interns
Yup, we got a bunch of hot ones this year.

Which was answered by this sneaky little follow-up:

RE: Interns
Yup, they sure ARE hot this year. I hope they have internet access so I can post my MCs to them everyday.

Welcome to the work world, kids!

Of course, the question that was on everyone's minds at this point was:

yea i have a couple of hotties in my office as well - but the more important questions is- (where do they go after work and at night?). trust me i would try and work the ones in my office if i didnt think my boss would frown upon it. so i guess i will have to seek ones from other places of business. anyone have any ideas on where they might lurk???

Which inevitably led to the logical conclusion:

Introducing CraigsList Intern Swap!
Office romances are inherently problematic. If things don't work out, you're stuck seeing each other everyday. You're subject to all of your co-workers' water cooler gossip. And worse yet, you could potentially be risking your job depending on who on the corporate ladder you decide to take to the 10th floor conference room after hours. I'm not saying that there aren't good reasons for dipping your pen in the company ink. But it's an inherently risky move, and should only be undertaken with caution. Or, with balls-out, caution-to-the-wind, drunken Christmas party abandon.

That's why interns are so brilliant. They're young, powerless, and best of all -- leaving in three months.

As always, with any topic on Craigslist, there were the inevitable complainers:

I wish I could relate with the cute interns at work. We have all dudes for interns.

Thus, to get everybody in on the intern action -- even those with dudes for interns -- it was suggested that everyone (the interns and the full-time employees who love them) head over to Third and Long to gawk at each other's hot, unpaid, young Xeroxers and hopefully make a swap or two.

re: interns (3rd long - or wherever)
well i think as long as some go getter makes a call once or twice a week (id be willing to) as to where we should all go people will show up - trust me - we could even accomadate everyone by switiching the neighborhood from time to time. just my thoughts on the subject, as i think this could really get some legs (and hopefully some nice legs will show up). i hope this thread keeps up!!!!

Of course, these Missed Connections gatherings are suggested just about every week, instructing attendees to 'signal' that they're from Craigslist by wearing red, pulling on their ear, or generally looking alone, frightened, and eager to get trashed. However, against all odds, it never seems that anyone actually goes to these things.

A more practical scheme was suggested by this poster:

Okay, here's the plan….
I'll take pictures of all of my male coworkers and you take pictures of all your female coworkers. Then we'll exchange. We'll have them blown up and then ask everyone in our office to wear them as masks…..INSTANT EYE CANDY!!!!!

Not a bad idea, indeed. To get the ball rolling, everyone send pictures of your hot co-workers and interns to the Black Table as soon as possible. We'll be sure to put them to good use.

THE POST OF THE WEEK.

To wrap up, this person had my favorite post of the week:

I swear to God
You people with "jobs" and "co-workers" are fucking funny. Ah, God bless our post 9-11 economy. For those of us that HAVE jobs, bring on the interns and let the good times roll!

 

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Amy Blair is eager to be called horrible names on Craig's List. Bring it.