Oh, and by the way, I was telling Gwen and Alissa the other day about this new thing in Britain where these wealthy estate owners have decided that they want to hire a hermit, as hermits were an actual part of everyday estate life in the 18th Century. They don't want an actor, someone (a la Historical Williamsburg) to meet with visitors and explain why and how hermits came to be, blah blah blah. Nope. They just want to pay someone to be their hermit.
This articlefrom Everyone's Favorite (Internship) Rival News Service, Reuters, explains it better.
They state: "The successful applicant will be expected to live in a cave on the grounds of the estate and abandon human contact, except for scaring visitors -- and will probably have to give up shaving and bathing as well." Enjoy!