Thursday, May 18, 2006

I visited my new apartment this morning. The floors and the walls are finished and the cabinets were there, waiting for the installers and the appliances. I’m going to like it.

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Paul McCartney’s divorce is going to cost him more than a few shillings. Even if they had a pre-nup the child support would be a big number. Among my clients are several who are married or have gone through expensive divorces only to be out setting themselves up for another one. I guess its true that for a lot of guys their brain is in the penis.

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A college friend is trying her luck as a NY real estate agent and regularly regales us with stories about clients, the other day she forwarded along a NYT article about the foibles of buyers and sellers with the comment “See I wasn’t making this stuff up.” My favorite was the woman, shopping with her husband for a $3M summer home, and unhappy with the houses available turns to her husband in front of the broker and says, “I wish you had a good job so we didn't have to live like this."

Now a courtesan will be much more understanding and will let the man know that he would have a better job if only his superiors were smart enough to recognize his talent and value. And wives like that are the reason husbands will risk the expensive divorce to be with women like me.

Kim

8 Comments:

Blogger John Psmyth said...

And confirmed bachelors like me are very aware of wives--actually typed lives, which may or may not have been a typo--like that, and where bad judgment may lead us.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous VJ said...

The NYC & LA RE markets are just plain nuts. Heads & fortunes will roll soon as the market cools. But yeah, that would be the high maintenance wife, always a favorite of the NYT. (They are instrumental in teaching her how to better spend her & hubbie's money to look 'chic' or 'in style' with all the latest & greatest of everything).

Me, I pride myself on having a very low maintenance one. Sort of like the Honda of honeys, although she's not an import.


The best way to a small fortune on Wall St. is to start with a huge horde and marry enough of the wrong types of gals. And this happens even to Nobel Prize winning economists, proving once again that their not as bright as they think! Sir Paul will be taken for only an estimated $200 million if he's extremely lucky. He had no pre-nup. for those counting at home, that's almost about 2 million for every week they were married. Yeah, not the best of business decisions there, eh mate? Cheers & It's good to hear of the progress on the apartment. Good Luck! 'VJ'

6:54 AM  
Blogger El Diablo De Verde said...

It's very true, Kim, what you said. Nothing like familiarity and discontent to breed a little contempt. In those cases it really isn't an issue with brains in the penes at all.

10:46 AM  
Blogger RR said...

Wow...that real estate story reminds me of the old joke:

Woman #1: My husband became a millionaire after we were married.

Woman #2: What was he before you were married?

Woman #1: A multi-millionaire.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unrelated, FYI:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/20/AR2006052001143.html

12:31 AM  
Anonymous VJ said...

OK Anon, that was just about the saddest story I've seen all day. It's one more reason to not think that the US is ever safe for such non violent, consensual activity. And the newspapers & the media just LOVE this story. They can't get enough of 'real live fallen women!'

They lovingly detailed all the history here, did tons of background digging too. The Washington Post did more investigation on this women than they ever have of Bush, or any of his cabinet. Just pretty disgusting really. They won't dare touch a prostitution scandal that involves the higher ups in Congress & the CIA. OH NO!!! That would be disturbing the elites. MUST NOT go there! Never DARE breathe a word about such things that have brought down other governments world wide thoughout recent history. But give us a middle class, educated 'fallen woman' down on her luck, just trying to struggle to get by, and by golly they're on the story like white on rice! We like our women to appear helpless and needing our manly assistance when in print. That's our story & mythic heritage. With Dusty Foggo or dozens of Congressmen, it's just the old 'boys will be boys' gambit. As always. Pretty sad all around if you ask me. Cheers, 'VJ'

9:38 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Washington Post article. A reason why I be in this business in the US. And to operate out of your own home...

K

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VJ, I agree that it's a sad story. That's one reason why I pointed out the link. One theme that runs throughout Mercurial Girl's blog has been the difficulties someone in her line of work faces, whether it involves trying to maintain personal relationships or working with others. This story, as sad as it is, addresses these themes.

4:13 PM  

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