It was a good story. Too good to be true. Jenny quit her job in a way we’d all like to: With photos of dry erase white boards, emailed to 20 of her office co-workers.
She revealed her boss’s penchant for FarmVille (instead of productive office work), how he called her a HOPA (Hot Piece Of…um, Action), and how terrible her work conditions were. She said she was looking for a new job, signed off, and the whole Internet wished her well.
Good things started to come her way: Jay Leno and The Tonight Show came calling to book her. Newspapers, magazines, swimming pools, movie stars, black gold, Texas tea…
Then the story started to unravel.
Moments after the story hit peak viewership, somebody noticed a whole Facebook fanpage was set up for “Jenny” to pose naked in Playboy magazine, if enough viewers “liked” her page.
Well, did she really quit in an incendiary burst of glory, or was this a viral attempt to parley her recent employment-bailage fame into bigger–albeit unclad–fame?
A bit of Googling reveals:
“Jenny” is an actress, one Elyse Porterfield, hired to play the “dry erase girl,” in a series of stills, posted on her blog.
And now, the sordid, seamy, grimy little truth is out!
Honestly, I don’t know who you can trust these days! I guess…me.