Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Who Wouldn’t Want to Rent-a-Grandma?


While Carmaggedon is the embodiment of every embarrassing stereotype about Los Angeles, there are hidden gems in the city that ground it and make it one of the best places on the planet. Take, for example, the very unglamorous, grounded concept behind Rent-a-Grandma. This local service allows busy parents to hire an experienced, caring nanny to watch their kids.

Rent-a-Grandma supplies nannies, household maintenance, large estate management, pet sitters and specialized service providers who can watch after other senior citizens, work as personal chefs and even help plan parties.

Hiring a grandma is easy via the simple form on the company’s website. Just give them your name and contact info and let them know how many hours a week you need help and the services required. It may cost more than having your neighborhood teenager keep track of your kids on date night but all of these sitters are carefully screened, over 50 years old and have decades of experience. And as the Rent-A-Grandma site guarantees they don’t text or tweet while they are watching your kids!

You can even get some handy Grandmother Folk Remedy tips and pick up a “What Happens at Grandma’s Stays at Grandma’s” t-shirt while you’re booking your nana. And the franchise is expanding and open to interested entrepreneurs.

We haven’t noticed any age limit on clients. So we’re thinking we might be hiring a granny to come and bake us some chocolate chip cookies one of these days.

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