@Meaghano Yeah, agreed! I mean, 'boring'? What? It's BLOOD POURING OUT OF YOUR BODY. I will never find that ordinary.
I love Bob Benson articles so much. More! More! Every day!
Great piece. Though this bit made me very sad: 'I managed to find friends to host my children already in high school so they could continue attending the same San Marino school. One of my daughters stayed mostly with one family, but one of my sons lived in fourteen different homes.' That poor boy.
@Catface The Macbook line is in a different paragraph from the FSY bit and doesn't have anything to do with it; you've misrepresented the line by adding the initials in square brackets. And where do you get $1500 anyway? That's not double $1300.
There is some economic principle about people being less willing to sell something they already have. I think it's the endowment effect maybe? It's in Thinking, Fast and Slow anyway. Most of the families I know with four children have a father with a very well-paying job and a mother who stays at home or works part-time. I wouldn't assume religious or stupid. (Though 4 hardly seems remarkable, 5 or more might be different.)
@klemay We're probably not talking about it because no one has done that. Which commenters exactly are telling her that? Themnemosyne says she was in the same situation considering it, swirrlygrrl points out the looks comment isn't accurate, and katiekate says she personally would consider phone sex. That is all the comments about it.
Christ, London's awful. £54 for 4 drinks? What the fuck were they made of?
@yulya Oh my gosh, they're so delicious it's unreal. There's a surprisingly long article on them here http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/high-on-the-hog-how-percy-pig-came-to-dominate-the-sweetie-market-and-win-the-nations-hearts-1989583.html
Oh God, so very much sympathy! I was dumped a couple of months ago, the first month I ate nothing except M&S patatas bravas, Percy Pigs and jam doughnuts. Every meal, that gets pricey. I've never been poorer (or fatter).
@Blondsak I actually thought 'good-looking' was fairly reasonable, but what the hell does 'spiritually... well developed' mean? How does she know? Does she ask their priest? Get a letter of recommendation from their rabbi?