By Jilly Chen '13
Take a stroll by Cuyler Hall and you’ll notice the “Girl Wanted” sign in one of the windows.
As a girl, naturally, I felt qualified to find out more.
“It’s just a joke,” the guy said hastily as I stood in his doorway. He was probably mortified to discover that the sign actually worked. He loosened up once I revealed that I was merely a curious blogger.
“There’s a funny story behind it,” he said, as he scribbled the netID of the owner, his roommate, on a scrap of paper.
Soon, I met up with Patrick Wasserman ’12 and learned the back story. I guessed that he ordered it online or even created it himself as a joke.
The true answer yielded a surprising plot twist.
“The story is probably a lot shorter than you expected,” Wasserman said. “My mom snuck it in my bag for college.”
Perplexed, I grilled him for more information. After a text to his mom, we discovered that she bought it at a gallery. He refrained from postulating as to why it amused his mother so much, but a few of his female friends didn’t share his mother’s sense of humor.
A few weeks ago, two girls were waiting outside Cuyler when one of them noticed the sign. “I am never going in there,” she said. Shortly, Patrick appeared by the window. Awkwardness ensued. Coincidentally, the girls turned out to be good friends of Patrick and couldn’t believe that the “Girl Wanted” room was Patrick’s.
“I think the sign actually fends girls off,” he explained. Clearly, I was an exception.