Re: RARA-AVIS: Speaking of photostats (the modern PI)...

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 11 Aug 2006

Cool tie! At first I thought you meant the one worn by the guy on the first page.

Anyway, they're selling here for $349.95:

Billed as "Fine concealed design for totally unawareness from the outlook closely."

They're not word people.


At 05:17 PM 11/08/2006 -0400, Joy wrote:

> As far as I can tell, mostly insurance work of various kinds,
>pre-employment checks, sweeps against bugs, although occasionally the
>newspaper mentions a PI on a criminal case. Look for yourself what they
>offer in a small U.S. state capital:
> Here's the three pages of Pennsylvania state listings for a PI trade
> Mostly workers' comp surveillance, according to this local article:
> Here's the website of an outfit with a handsome street-level office on
>restaurant row (and near the state capitol); check out the picture of the
>camera tie:, so certainly they
>have offices, if not the stereotype.
>Jacques Debierue asked:
>> What exactly does the real present-day PI do? Surely he can't be doing
>> much "divorce work", or chasing the proverbial "missing daughter"?
>> Does he even drink or want to? Does he have or need an office, or does
>> he work from home and his SUV? Who hires him?
>> I ask these things because life has changed so much since the classic
>> era of the PI with bottle, pretty and/or motherly secretary, hostile
>> cops (except for one who remains grudgingly loyal), etc. etc.

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