CFN – Four women going off for a weekend of revelry and renting a cottage isn’t unique; but something very different happened to a group of Eastern Ontario women who after some merriment and giggling decided that they wanted a Cabana Boy to accompany them on their latest get away.
The girls; using pseudonyms:
Jennie Middle (JJ) – 37 years
Rosie Em- 35 years
Coffee Cakes (Em) – 37 years
Jules – 35 years
Who can blame them as sexist as the concept may be? Can you imagine if four guys came up with this concept? 🙂
Women today work hard; they still do most of the child caring; still face huge battles like lack of female politicians of good quality. (Ok, there probably are a lack of male politicians of good quality too)
But what this group of women decided to do was put an ad on the internet advertising for a Cabana Boy!
WANTED : CABANA BOYLooking for a young man (25-39 years), available the weekend of October 12-14, 2012 (4 day weekend) to serve as a cabana boy for four voluptuous, self-indulgent friends (34-37 years). You will have your own cabin for sleeping (bathroom is shared in the main house), separate from the house and transportation can be provided. We will be staying in the St. Jerome/St. Hippolyte area. Your meals will be provided and it’s BYOB if you have a specific preference (in other words…. we don’t usually bring beer). We will require a resume with two recent references. You will have the luxury of enjoying a beautiful cabin in the woods with a fire pit, fire place, canoe, paddle boat and kayak. The view is amazing. All you will need to bring in your clothing and personal items, everything else will be provided. There is usually no cell phone reception in the area(you have to walk up to the road) but there is a land line phone for emergencies. You will be given much free time throughout the weekend to enjoy the lake for swimming or water activities listed above or to explore the area..Preferences would include the following:.· Brown or black hair or even a ginger.· Physically fit/strong (more on the chunky side than the thin or ripped side).· The strong silent type but funny when appropriate. Relaxed and flexible.· Intelligence and the nerdy look is an asset, but not necessary, you can be dumb as dirt as long as you look pretty and are strong!· Non-smoker and drug free.· Owner of a loin cloth and a cowboy hat!· Ability to play the guitar is an asset.· Must be able to pass a criminal reference check.· No expectations as there will be no “benefits” with this position!· Must be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement.· If you have an accent of any of the European varieties we may wave many of the previously listed preferences!Duties will include (we will assist in some of these duties also):.· Will address all four ladies as Mistress and My Lady!· Unloading/Loading vehicles and carrying luggage etc… to the house (there are 4-5 flights of stairs to the cabin).· Making drinks, cooking meals and making smores.· Cleaning up after meals, doing dishes and garbage (we bring paper plates).· Assisting in fire making and maintaining (outside and inside).· Killing spiders!· Neck rubs when required!· Lighting our cigarillos!· Respecting our space and privacy when we require it.· End of weekend clean up as per the cabin instructions (stripping beds, garbage and sweeping)..Please email with your required rate for the weekend, resume, recent pictures and contact information. Only selected applicants will be contacted for interview.
NOT IN A MILLION YEARS! I GENUINELY THOUGHT WE WOULD GET NO ANSWERS OR MAYBE A FEW ANSWERS FROM SOME UNEMPLOYED MEN WHO WERE LOOKING FOR WORK AND A WEEKEND AWAY!
– Not at all! I was expecting to sift through a bunch of weird, or dare I say perverted responses. Which we did get. But never in my wildest dreams did I expect to have the reaction that came from this ad from both women, and men. It was overwhelming from beginning to end.
No! I thought the ad would be lost in cyberspace, and we’d be toting our own junk and mixing and cooking for ourselves in the end!
What is it about your choice of Cabana Boy that appealed to you the most?
HE HAS EVEN MORE SKILLS THAN WE REQUESTED AND UNDERSTANDS CLEARLY THAT THERE ARE NO “BENEFITS” WITH THIS JOB!
– What appealed to me the most was that he simply understood what we were looking for. He got it, plain and simple. Without twisting it into something more than what we were actually asking for. He understood our sense of humour that was obvious, at least to us, in the ad.
That he was willing to do this – BE a Cabana Boy to a group of strange women, jump through all the hoops – Documentation and Verification, and he communicated like a Gentleman.
Are you all single?
-I AM SINGLE/DIVORCED BUT NOT LOOKING! JJ
– Yes, currently single.. ~ Emmi~
No – Very happily Married
Do you think that dating and life have created situations where something like this becomes attractive?
-YES… DATING IS A LOST ART… PEOPLE DON’T HAVE THE ATTENTION SPAN FOR IT ANYMORE! WOMEN ARE BECOMING MUCH MORE INDEPENDENT AS THEIR INCOMES APPROACH CLOSER EQUALITY WITH MALES AND YOU GENUINELY CAN HIRE SOMEONE TO DO THE THINGS YOU CANT.
– Yes, absolutely. Dating is not what it used to be. We no longer have the ” cookie cutter ” outline of what dating is or should be. As a society we are a busy people, and can sometimes fall into the ho-hum rut of work, bills, home, kids, and so on. I think that causes us to look beyond for the new, for the fun, and for the unusual.. in life.. in dating.. in everything.
Yes, I think so too. Not that this trip really has anything to do with Dating. But about getting away and being away from the Normal of Everyday Life. Finding different ways of exploring what is fun, and not just talking about it, but experiencing it too. Getting out in the World and Living.
A few quotes from the ladies:
I THINK FOR ME, THE BIGGEST THING IS THAT WOMEN OUT THERE HAVE RESPONDED AND HAVE SAID THEY WANT TO DO THIS THEMSELVES! WE MAY HAVE ENTERED INTO THIS LIGHTLY BUT WE ARE NOT FOLLOWING THROUGH LIGHTLY… THERE IS A CRIMINAL CHECK, VERIFICATION OF INFORMATION AND A NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT. PLEASE BE SAFE AND USE GOOD SENSE, HIRE SOMEONE YOU KNOW IF YOU CAN! –
We are four women that are so very different, but manage to connect on so many levels. We enjoy each other’s company immensely. We laugh till it hurts, and hug when it hurts. Always there when support is needed. Girls night is a dream, let’s us blow off the stresses of everyday life. I love my girls! 🙂
We certainly ALWAYS have a blast when we’re all together. As a group, our differences bring interesting flavours to our conversations, but what I think really connects us is the deep respect we have for one another – and our wicked sense of humour. Hopefully our Cabana Boy won’t be too alarmed by our obsession with the Fire Pit. ~
The women had nearly 100 applicants and emails ranging from people seriously wanting to be their Cabana Boy to women giving them kudos and sharing they wanted to do this too! There were a few offering foot rubs and other services; but it came down to about 8 applicants before the ladies chose their Cabana Boy!
They now have a facebook page too. LINK
So would you want to hire a Cabana Boy or Girl? You can post your comments below and good luck to the ladies on their special weekend!