Modern technology has undoubtedly affected daily life in the sense that what is now considered a modern luxury, was at some point, someone’s worst nightmare.
Flipsnack, an interactive book retailer, published a new series called Modern Day Classics where they imagined what would happen if your favorite fictional book characters had access to modern technology that we’ve come to rely on today.
What if Romeo and Juliet met on Tinder? What if Robinson Crusoe had Google Maps?
Below is a list of how some of the most famous book characters would have used GladlyDo – surprisingly, a lot of them share some of the many needs that our customers have today!
Let’s start out by determining our Doers- and who better to choose than Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer? They’re just your typical local kids in need of some extra funds – so let’s put them to work.
First off, the Old Woman and the Shoe, I’ll remind you how that story goes:
“There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do;
She gave them some broth without any bread;
Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.”
If the Old Woman were smart, she’d hire a Doer to babysit all of her children that she didn’t know what to do with. That way she may have had some more time to whip up something more interesting and wholesome than broth and maybe pour herself a glass of wine while the Doer put her kids to bed.
Second, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Did you ever think about who walked Toto when she was off dreaming about Oz? Probably not Auntie Em. If Dorothy wants to take hour long naps in the middle of the day, she should probably book a Doer to walk Toto around the fields of Kansas so he can get some exercise.
And then there’s Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby. Who was his event planner, and who did he hire for event help? It seems like Jay’s parties always magically appeared and there’s never any mention of Jay cleaning up his own mess from the night before. Had he known about GladlyDo, he would have probably booked at least 2 or 3 Doers to help with his wild parties, and then maybe had a Doer hand deliver a bouquet of flowers to Daisy Buchanan the morning after.
And what about the Capulet’s garden where Romeo and Juliet had so many heartfelt moments? Chances are if that garden were covered in weeds and branches and leftover snow, their encounters in the garden wouldn’t have been very romantic. The Capulet’s may have had a gardening staff, but they were probably much more expensive than a Doer who could have helped them spruce up the garden in time for spring.