At least one woman is making a smooth six-figure salary cleaning up after Penn frat boys. This Cadillac-driving, toilet-scrubbing 51 year-old named Kia Grasty loves her work picking up after some of the Ivy League university's wealthiest and most privileged students, including the son of NYPD Blue's Kim Delaney. According to a Daily Beast profile:
More than a cleaner, many students view Grasty as something of a surrogate mother (Kim Delaney is far from the only parent with Grasty on speed-dial), who goes so far as to help coordinate moves and stock up apartments in advance of the new academic year. “To me it’s more than just cleaning,” she says. “I’m counting on my students to be the best that they can be. The smile on my face is when I ask my kids what’s your grade point average. That’s what inspires me.”
But clean she must. Accompanying the profile on Grasty is a gnarly set of photos showing kitchens coated with brown substances, backyards littered with half drunk cups of beer and at least one foot-tall bong.
Wealthy kids have been partying at expensive Northeast colleges and paying people to pick up after them at least since 1791 when some Harvard students hid a pig in his dorm room as a prank and in order to avoid being caught by the head proctor, killed it, cooked it and held feast with his best pals. They decided at that dinner to form the first Final Club called "The Porcellian" in honor of the swine whose carcass was undoubtedly disposed of by one of the servants Harvard employed to wait on the students. The Porcellian and other Final Clubs keep stewards on hand to this day to clean up after parties and maintain the multimillion mansions in Harvard Square.