Web poll: How much should baby-sitters charge in Aspen on New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve means big business in Aspen, and that includes baby sitters who relieve parents of their nightly duties. This week’s Aspen Times Web poll asks readers how much baby sitters should charge on the big night.
Go to http://www.aspentimes.com, on the left side below the news carousel, to find this week’s question and the results of previous polls.
Last week’s question — “Are you shopping locally this holiday season?” — drew 1,131 responses. The top answer, “No way, stores in Aspen are too expensive so I don’t even bother looking,” had 1013 votes, accounting for 89.6 percent of the tally.
Next was “As much as possible, but I end up shopping mostly online/out of town,” with 66 votes, of 5.8 percent. “Yes, I fully support local businesses” had 52 votes, or 4.6 percent.
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