Digital Trends- Maneesh Sethi used Craigslist to hire a woman that would slap him in the face each time he wasted time browsing updates on Facebook, Reddit and other sitesSethi discovered that he spent about six hours a day on his computer on workdays. However, only 38 percent of that time (approximately two hours and fifteen minutes) was spent on actual work. Sethi turned to Craiglist and placed an advertisement in the domestic gigs section that was titled “Slap me if I get off task…”The only requirement was that the person had to yell at Sethi or slap him in the face when he got off task. With a compensation rate of $8 per hour, Sethi immediately received about twenty emails in the first hour. After perusing through the respondents, he choose a girl named Kara and they made plans to meet in a cafe close to his home. After a workday of sporadic yells and slaps, Sethi discovered that his productivity went up from 38 percent to 98 percent. He was able to complete a guest blog post in addition to an application for a project he wanted to tackle.
I don’t know who the bigger freak in this story is: the guy who paid someone $8 an hour to slap him instead of snorting a couple of lines of Adderall or the girl who seemed waaaay too enthusiastic about doing it. Who the fuck is Maneesh trying to fool here? If you really want to stay focused you don’t hire an average looking petite white girl named Kara to rough you up a little bit- you find a ex-offensive lineman named T-Bone with a short temper and history of head trauma. Contrary to popular belief, blogging isn’t actually the glamorous world of big money, expensive liquor and hot chicks that the mass media would have you believe, but if you’re really that desperate for human contact there’s a certain other section on Craigslist where you can get all the human contact you need for less than what he paid this broad. Don’t tell some poor girl you need help concentrating just so you can get your S&M fix.
PS-In all seriousness, they definitely banged