The Week contest: Hamptons help
This week's question: Residents of New York's tony Hamptons are complaining that a post-pandemic labor shortage has forced them to do their own nails, laundry, and gardening. One Hamptonite expressed shock he had to "buy a lawn mower and cut my own lawn." If an author wrote a book of coping tips for the suddenly self-sufficient, what should it be titled?
THE WINNER: "Rich Man, Chore Man"
Charley McDonnell, Broomfield, Colorado
SECOND PLACE: "I Have to Move My Own Cheese?"
Erica Avery, Greenfield, Massachussets
THIRD PLACE: "The Butler Didn't Do It"
Ivan Kershner, Salem, South Carolina
"A Self Maid Man"
Donald Duncan, New Braunfels, Texas "The Help-less"
George Strong, Plano, Texas
"Who Moved My Jeeves?"
Ken Liebman, Williston, Vermont
"Mow It Alone"
Lynn Bohnen, Pacific Grove, California
Bill Levine, Belmont, Massachussets
"From Upper Crust to Cook and Dust"
Ken Kellam III, Dallas
"When Jeeves Leaves"
Kenneth Burgan, Grass Valley, California
"The Mower the Merrier"
Richard Walsh, Cumberland, Rhode Island
"DIY for CEOs and VIPs"
Jesse Rifkin, Glastonbury, Connecticut
"The Art of the Menial"
Michael Rouse, Troy, Michigan
"Chores Your Parents Never Gave You"
Michael J. Wolfstone, Upland, California
"Mo' money, mow problems"
Lawton Stephens Jr., Colorado Springs
"As I Lay DIYing"
Diane Ross, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania