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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Humans Wanted


As anyone who's found their choice of parking meters or more checkout clerks than customers at the supermarket lately knows, one of the scarcest local summer commodities is people.

A good gauge of exactly how much humans are at a premium this time of year can be found on Craigslist.

Current Newton postings include pleas for a walking partner ["must love dogs"], a slow pitch softball player, a tennis partner, an early-a.m. or evening running partner ["up for 5 - 7 miles....any pace works"], Czech or Slovak speakers, and a volunteer to work with kids in the playspace of a local program for survivors of domestic violence.

-- Ralph Ranalli

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