This is pretty funny

THIS APPEARED ON CRAIG’S LIST - must read down to the reply… 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 makes average around 200 - 250. 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, and 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 (I’m 25)? - 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 married to incredibly wealthy guys. I’ve seen drop dead gorgeous girls in singles bars in the east village. What’s the story there? - Jobs I should look out for? Everyone knows - lawyer, investment banker, doctor. How much do those guys really make? And where do they hang out? Where do the hedge fund guys hang out? - How you decide 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 home and hearth. it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests PostingID: 432279810 THE ANSWER Dear Pers-431649184: 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 plain and simple a 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 increases but it is an absolute certainty that you won’t be getting any more beautiful! So, in economic terms you are a depreciating asset and I am an earning asset. Not only are you a depreciating asset, your depreciation accelerates! Let me explain, you’re 25 now and will likely stay 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 would 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. It’s as simple as that. So a deal that makes sense 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 that the $500K hasn’t found you, if not 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, let me know.

“- Jobs I should look out for? Everyone knows - lawyer, investment banker, doctor. How much do those guys really make? And where do they hang out? Where do the hedge fund guys hang out?” Dammit, the sell signs on this industry keep coming loud and clear.

I dont know many lawyers/doctors making the coin that finance pays…

I’m thinking about responding…she seems nice.

goldenboy09 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I dont know many lawyers/doctors making the coin > that finance pays… Problem is: you are looking at the top finance jobs. The AVERAGE finance jobs pay nothing like top investment banks do. Do a quick search here and see some salary discussions. With the exception of a handful of roles, finance compensation is good but not out of this world.

lol! great post

numi Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > lol! great post agreed, but i tried searching CL and couldn’t find the post…

“Separately, I was taught early in my career about efficient markets.” I wish there is a stock exchange for love. Unfortunately no, so the love market is not efficient. :stuck_out_tongue:

“Unfortunately no, so the love market is not efficient. :P” A love index would be sweet…I would short the eff out of it…

as a whole finance tops lawyers and doctors…

post on CL sounds like a spoof.

ericmiccastro, LOL! What is the URL for this post?

Phenomenal…the guy’s response is classic Post a link to this, I’d love to read other responses

We need a love exchange. And also CLAs (chartered love anal-ysts) to make it efficient! :wink:

ymc… nice… sign me up for level 1 CLA… test date Feb. 14

My thoughts: Price discovery in the market is relatively efficient. Your two problems are in transaction costs and a lack of transparancy in regulatory filings. The first problem, of high transaction costs, means that while price discovery itself is efficient it results in a wide bid/offer. A better market (speed dating? should help reduce transaction costs, and narrow that bid/offer, resulting in even more accurate price discovery. Your other problem is that your counterparty provides little transparancy through filings, and you don’t get to open the books until you’ve already had an equity stake for several years. We need better disclosure prior to making an acquisition offer… i get denied at work…

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Maybe on can price the contract with an in-bedded option.

this will probably be on leveraged sellout tomorrow