We all make wrong decisions from time to time, but one woman in the UK feels like she’s made so many of them over the last year that she now wants to pay an “enlightened individual” $2,600 to make decisions on her behalf for a month.
After reportedly losing money by trusting a friend, becoming stranded and penniless in a foreign country, getting mugged and being in a toxic romantic relationship, all in the last twelve months, an anonymous woman from Bristol, in the UK, wants to hire a spiritual guide or clairvoyant to help her make decisions for a month and get her life back on track. She’s willing to pay the successful candidate a fee of £2,000 ($2,600).
“Hiya, bit of a weird one I know but basically, I feel like I need someone to make my decisions for me. I’ve had a really rubbish year and would love for someone to take control of my life think of it a bit like a real life Bandersnatch,” the woman wrote in an ad on Bark.com. “I have no idea if this sort of thing exists, but came across clairvoyants when I was looking for another service, so thought it was worth a shot.”
“I’ve always been quite spiritual so I’m looking for someone like a clairvoyant or spiritual guide that I can really connect with, who can help me make the right decisions. I think a month should be long enough to get things back on track for me. But if it works, then maybe I’ll keep on going with it,” the woman added.
The type of decisions the woman would typically need help with include recommendations on who to go on a Tinder date with – because she apparently has terrible taste in men – and what she should spend her savings on, among other things. The enlightened candidate chosen for the job should be on-call 24/7 to provide assistance whenever and with whatever the client needs, and respond to her requests very quickly.
Bark.com co-founder, Kai Feller said that while the woman’s request is one of the most bizarre ever posted on her site, she can actually understand how the pressure of modern life can drive a person to hire someone to manage their life, just how we currently hire financial advisors to help manage our finances.
“Despite the fact it’s a bit of a strange idea, with the pressures of modern life I’m surprised that a request like this hasn’t come in sooner. We’re now bombarded with countless decisions and choices and sometimes people don’t always make the best ones,” Feller said. “It’s a bit extreme to hire someone to make those decisions for you, but I guess people hire financial advisors and trust banks to manage their money, so why not hire someone to manage your life?”