(NEWSER) – A mother in Southern California is on a one-woman mission to get her daughter a job. Linda Smith took to holding up a sign at a busy intersection in Menifee on Friday, offering $500 to anyone who takes her daughter’s resume and gets her employed, reports the Press-Enterprise. “I’m offering $500 cash the minute she gets hired for $15 an hour or more as an executive assistant or an office job.” Daughter Lisa, 36, has been looking since June and reluctantly embraced the strategy. “After so much trying and trying and trying, I started acquiescing.”The story has an added twist: Lisa had been her 61-year-old mom’s main caregiver since a 1996 car accident left Linda with head trauma and mild dementia. But a doctor recently deemed Linda well enough to live on her own again, putting an end to the stipend that Lisa was receiving. Mom’s effort may be heartwarming, but the Consumerist notes that it might not be enough: “Motorists often stop and tell the mother that they’re looking for a job, too.”
She has mild dementia from a car accident? Phew. Ok good. For a second there I thought a totally sane person was holding a sign on the side of the road offering $500 to any person who could give her 36 year old daughter a job. But she took a lump on the noggin. She has head trauma. Clearly she doesn’t realize how absolutely insane and pathetic this is.
I mean her daughter has been looking for a job since June and can’t find one? JUNE!? I know the economy is tough and everything but if you’ve been looking for work for 9 months, maybe it’s time to settle for something with a little less glamour than you’d been hoping for. Maybe take the minimum wage job until you find something better instead of sticking your space shot mom on the street with a bribe offer. Clearly if you were good at something you would be doing it right now and wouldn’t need old ladies to whore your name out at intersections. I don’t care what economists or politicians say, anyone who wants work can find work. I’d put a sawbuck on the fact that this daughter has a nice ass groove going on the couch, a rapidly approaching case of diabetes, and an addiction to Maury. Just sounds like that type of situation. Well sorry lady, but you can’t live off your mom’s mushbrain forever.