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I am copying this from another blog. The reason i am not crediting them is because I am the original responder to the Craigslist poster. I have been to, but never lived in NYC. But, I responded to the post after an NYC friend told me about it.
Here i the dialog:(She responded back, but it was long winded and basically said, “I can get plastic surgery, and you are a poophead”…as my friend, Knack put it.)
The ‘depreciating asset’
‘What am I doing wrong?
Okay, I’m tired of beating around the bush. I’m a beautiful (spectacularly beautiful) 25 year old girl. I’m articulate and classy. I’m not from New York. I’m looking to get married to a guy who makes at least half a million a year. I know how that sounds, but keep in mind that a million a year is middle class in New York City, so I don’t think I’m overreaching at all.
Are there any guys who make 500K or more on this board ? Any wives ? Could you send me some tips ? I dated a business man who made average of around 200 – 250K. But that’s where I seem to hit a roadblock. $250,000 won’t get me to Central Park West. I know a woman in my yoga class who was married to an investment banker, and lives in Tribeca. She’s not as pretty as I am, nor is she a great genius. So what is she doing right ? How do I get to her level ?
Here are my questions specifically:
- Where do you single rich men hang out ? Give me specifics – bars, restaurants, gyms
- What are you looking for in a mate? Be honest guys, you won’t hurt my feelings
- Is there an age range I should be targeting ?
- Why are some of the women living lavish lifestyles on the Upper East Side so plain? I’ve seen really ‘Plain Jane’ boring types, who have nothing to offer incredibly wealthy guys. Then I’ve seen drop dead gorgeous girls in singles bars in the East Village. What’s the story there ?
Lawyers, investment bankers, doctors. How much do those guys really make ? And where do the hedge fund guys hang out ?
How do you rich guys decide on marriage vs. just a girlfriend ? I am looking for MARRIAGE ONLY.
Please hold your insults – I’m putting myself out there in an honest way. Most beautiful women are superficial – at least I’m being up front about it. I wouldn’t be searching for these kind of guys if I wasn’t able to match them – in looks, culture, sophistication, and keeping a nice hearth and home’.
An investment banker(me, posing as an investment banker) responds:
‘I read your posting with great interest and have thought meaningfully about your dilemma. I offer the following analysis of your predicament.
Firstly, I’m not wasting your time. I qualify as a guy who fits your bill – that is, I make more than $500K per year. That said, here’s how I see it:
Your offer, from the prospective of a guy like me, is a plain and simple crappy business deal. Here’s why. Cutting through all the B.S., what you suggest is a simple trade: you bring your looks to the party and I bring my money. Fine, simple. But here’s the rub, your looks will fade and my money will likely continue into perpetuity – in fact, it is very likely that my income will increase, but it is an absolute certainty that you won’t be getting any more beautiful!
So, in economic terms, you are a depreciating asset. Not only are you a depreciating asset, however your depreciation accelerates! Let me explain – you’re 25 now and will likely remain pretty hot for the next 5 years, but less so each year. Then the fade begins in earnest. By 35 – stick a fork in you!
So, in Wall Street terms, we’d call you a trading position – not a buy and hold…hence the rub…marriage. It doesn’t make good business sense to ‘buy you’ (which is what you’re asking) – so I’d rather lease. In case you think I’m being cruel, I would say the following: if my money were to go away, so would you so when your beauty fades I need an out too. It’s as simple as that. So the deal that makes sense for me is dating, not marriage.
Separately, I was taught early in my career about efficient markets. So, I wonder why a girl as ‘articulate, classy and spectacularly beautiful’ as you has been unable to find your sugar daddy. I find it hard to believe that, if you are as gorgeous as you say you are your $500K man hasn’t found you if only for a tryout.
By the way, you could always find a way to make your own money and then we wouldn’t need to have this difficult conversation.
With all that said, I must say you’re going about it the right way. Classic ‘pump and dump’. I hope this is helpful, and if you want to enter into some sort of lease, please let me know’.
Dr. Raoul was not his Christian name, but it was the name I knew him by. We stood together, as part of the Free Republic group who stayed at the main gate of Walter Reed Medical Center to keep anti-troop protestors from demoralizing wounded troops recovering at the Army hospital. We handed food and cigars to the troops as well.
Raoul was mentioned by Hillary Clinton on an interview when she was talking about her book tour.
A man shows his character when he stands alone. Whether politically you agree with Rand Paul, admire the fact he acted as he thought he should when he felt he needed to.
I heard this from the walls around DC.
President Obama said that in an act of solidarity with the federal workers who are affected by the sequestration, he will take Fridays off until the budget issues are resolved.
In a related note, Congress will not change since it hasn’t worked since John Boehner became Speaker, and will not work until he is replaced. Rand Paul announced in an act of defiance, he will work eight days a week.
In a related note, Paul McCartny is suing Rand Paul for copyright infringement.
In a related note, MUSE called Paul McCartney a “sellout” for using “the Man” to seek his revenge for being wronged.
In a related note, everyone said, “Who?” (MUSE…band most noted for being anti-establishment, and “overusing” “airquotes” and “annoyingly” using their “fingers” to “make” them when “speaking”.)
Think about this…everyday, we are hearded like sheep wherever we go.
You wake up, walls restrict you from going whatever direction, and you are forced to exit by only a few exits. (Sometimes, I will crawl out of a window just to show life I am not a sheep to be corraled. Not really…that would be wierd.)
You get in your car. You have to follow designated paths, like a sheep in a trough heading to the slaughter.
You get to work. You are not allowed to do whatever you want. Instead, you have more walls to control you, and you are worked to the benefit of someone else.
You get back in your car and drive to the local watering hole…again you are controlled by white and yellow lines and can only drive as directed.
You finish an average meal and once again sheepily drive home.
You head back to your pen, to sleep and wake again the next day to do it again.