Friday, February 27, 2009

Oh, How the Rich Suffer.


From the Wall Street Journal:

"According to a new survey by Prince & Assoc., more than 80% of multimillionaires who had extra-marital lovers planned to cut back on their gifts and allowances. Still, only 12% of the multimillionaire cheaters said they plan to give up on their lovers altogether for financial reasons.

"Fully 82% of men in the study said they planned to lower the allowances to their mistresses, while more than three quarters planned to provide fewer gifts, less expensive gifts and fewer perks, like jet rides, resort vacations and top restaurant meals.

"Women were far more generous to their paramours in the face of financial crises. Less than 20% planned to lower allowances, gifts and perks, while more than half planned to raise them.

"Susan Shapiro Barash, who teaches gender studies at Marymount Manhattan College ... said women value their lovers more than men in a time of economic trouble. 'For the women, lovers matter more than ever now because the rest of life is so dreary,' she said. 'For the men, they’re just cutting across the board.'"

For the rest of the story, click here.

As always, it's not the rich who suffer as much as the poor people under them. Heh.

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Cutting back on your mistress's allowance is one way to economize, I guess ...

Paul Anater said...

How do I get one of these allowance gigs in the first place?

Lolo said...

Stupid rich guys that don't really understand how economics. Just switch suppliers from the Russians to the Chinese or Mexicans, duh. Otherwise they're going to have to resort to internet porn just like the auto workers.

hello gorgeous said...

*giggle*

Raina said...

I love Lolo's insight into supply side nookie.

Lolo said...

I know, huh? All those poor side pieces gonna have to go out and get married and then bam! All wifey and shit with the morning breath and the nagging about socks on the floor and wah wah wah. Poor Wall Streeters. What's next? Having to cut their own hair and shine their own loafers.

I'm honestly, really not even as close to bitter and snarky as I post on the internet, I swear. It's just that rich people whining makes me roll my eyes and snicker too hard.

hmstrjam said...

sucks to be the mistress, love the painting though...

erin@designcrisis said...

HG, that last line was a zinger! Not gonna try to top it.

vicki archer said...

I hope all the mm womanizers get dumped due to lack of funds! xv

Designers' Brew said...

ba-dum-kssshhh... NICE ONE!

Paul Pincus said...

i better give a heads up to a certain miss m.n. in charleston, sc asap ... i warned her ; )

Greta said...

'For the women, lovers matter more than ever now because the rest of life is so dreary,' she said.

Sometimes, I think this is quite true. But I'd change the word "the rest of life" to more simply "the economy."

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Haha.

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