Monday, February 23, 2009

Dating a Banker Anonymous

There was an article in the NYTimes recently about a support group started by some women living in NYC whose relationships went in the shitter due to the recession:

Are you fucking kidding me?

The one common thread among them is their romances with high powered, financial wankers have all suffered as their men have come under the stress of a market collapse and economic recession. No more credit cards or $250 eye brow waxings. No more unhindered consumerism at their boyfriend's and/or husband's expense.

Here's a quote from the article:

"In addition to meeting once or twice weekly for brunch or drinks at a bar or restaurant, the group has a blog, billed as “free from the scrutiny of feminists,” that invites women to join “if your monthly Bergdorf’s allowance has been halved and bottle service has all but disappeared from your life.”

I know I'm a freak who would rather wear elastic waistbands and baggy socks, but what is the fuck is bottle service and how fucking lame do you have to be to pay for it?


Walter said...

Seriously? Seriously? Sometimes I really, really hate people.

LaMo said...

$250 for an eyebrow waxing? They must be getting charged by the hair.

If you're dating somebody purely for the allowance they enable you to have, then you deserve to have your bottle service removed.

If you're the person being dated for the allowance you enable, you too deserve what you've got coming.

madison said...

I'll admit, I'm into bottle service and waxing - upstairs and down. But I pay for these luxuries with my own hard-earned money in hopes that I will attract like minds - independent, successful enough to pay their own way, intelligent, and appreciative of the finer things that help us survive the misery that life can sometimes bring.

S.G.Loughlin said...

So what is bottle service Madison? I'm all for luxuries (socks with elastic! yes please!) but I'm a bit removed from the mainstream consensus on these things. What exactly is bottle service?

LaMo said...

I too am curious about this bottle service. And Madison, I agree with you whole-heartedly about paying for your own extras.

Anonymous said...

Here ya go, S.G.:

S.G.Loughlin said...

Bottle service means you pay in excess of 1000% more than what the liquor is worth just to get your own table?

Dummies. Just bring a flask if you're going to drink that much.


S.G.Loughlin said...

And let the record show I'm all for luxuries that you bought with your own money earned by your own work. Bottle service included, I suppose. I prefer to spend hundreds of dollars on sporting equipment and airfare. I would hazard a guess that would seem foolish to these women.

"Slightly Disheveled" said...

Dear Diary,
I want to be a Unicorn when I grow up. A really zazzy one with $250.00 eyebrows and Christian Louboutin boots. I moved to a big city in search of Mr. Big and now I feel let down because there is a apparently this thing called fiction and this even weirder thing called Fiscal Responsibility. Men are pigs but I'm not a feminist. I'm just really hoping that I can find someone else to pay for everything because I'd really like to become accustomed to the East Coast Trust Fund Lifestyle but I'm not one of them and I don't get invited to their parties.


Serial Monogamist said...

re: "And let the record show I'm all for luxuries that you bought with your own money earned by your own work."

I'm also OK with accepting luxuries from people who want to do nice things for you. Maybe your luxury is a bergdorf's card, while mine is daily backrubs, footrubs and extravagant and lovingly prepared meals.

But clearly, these bitches were spoiled. I like the one who was married, and was all, "this is NOT what I signed up for." Umm .... did they stop doing that whole "for better or worse" part of vows at some point?

Michael said...

Its common place in NYC to HAVE (and usually a 2 to three bottle minimum) to buy bottles just to get in to a particular club. Its totally f-ing ridiculous but its also the status quo....go figure.