Virtual Pet Owners Now Hiring Virtual Pet Sitters
I've been casually following the growing popularity of Meeroos, a new breed of Second Life virtual animal you can raise and care for, but because they're just the latest brand for an already popular past time in SL, I wasn't quite sure how much unique enthusiasm they've actually inspired. So this Help Wanted ad on the Linden Lab user forum makes me want to take more notice:
I'm looking for people to pet my Meeroos, I will hire you for 30 minutes for L$300 and you will be given a Heads Up Display to wear and pet them.
Yes, that's right: a Second Life user is hiring another Second Life user to be a virtual pet sitter. And paying more than a $1 per sitting, which is comparatively quite a bit. I just paid a nice woman $20 a day to take care of my actual cat, which is really not a whole lot more.
Hat tip: Melanie774 Kidd of Grid Expectations, also pictured (though as far as I know, she isn't hiring a Meeroo sitter.)