My Fave 5 Tasks Posted in SF
It has been just over 1 week since we launched TaskRabbit in San Francisco, and I can’t help but be amused by some of the jobs posted. Here are my top 5 favorites so far:
5. Help me set up my new office in Dogpatch!
Kevin and I are living in Mission Bay, which is right next to the Dogpatch neighborhood. We’ve started exploring a little bit, and this is such a cool spot. All kinds of industrial lofts with big views of the Bay.
4. Locate stores that have a keg of Russian River Pliny The Elder
Who wouldn’t love this task. Alcohol? Check. Keg? Check. Learning about a new local beer? Awesome! I had to look up the info on this beer, since someone obviously thinks its good enough to get this research done. I’m familiar with the Russian River Valley and wines they produce, and know I know about this fabulous beer too!
3. 2 eye masks so The Boyfriend will sleep without complaining
Doesn’t the title say it all? Too funny! I completely understand what these guys are going through, because I can not sleep without my eye mask either. It becomes an addictive little habit to sleep in a cozy darkness. Almost like a security blanket wrapped around your eyes. Hopefully a crisis was averted with the completion of this Task!
2. Workout accountability phone calls
Brilliant! With a description of: “Call me at a specific time each day to make sure I have done the workout I promised to do.” When the Task was complete, the Sender left this review of the Runner: “Erica was fantastic! Besides just making the calls to make sure I did what I promised to, she added bits of motivation and encouragement with a very peppy attitude. Thanks!” I love it!
1. Wait in line for my iPhone 4
I confess. This was my Task … BUT … I wasn’t the only one who had the idea. Last Thursday was a BIG day at Apple Stores around the country. My Runner, David E., waited in line for 4 hours. 4 Looooong Hours! There was a Chipotle cart of burritos roaming around, and some free swag and beverages. This, apparently, tried to make the wait bearable. David texted me when he was 15 minutes away, which gave me ample time to get there. In fact, when I arrived, I was numero uno in line and only waited about 30 seconds to get into the store. The sanity saved here was priceless!