Saturday, December 29, 2012
Young Capitalists in Love
What is love? Poets, philosophers, and marketing executives have pondered this question for eons without conjuring up an acceptable answer—until now. Thanks to Jessica Silver-Greenberg and the New York Times, the meaning of love can now be expressed in those three oh-so-familiar words: Good credit score.
The groundbreaking Christmas Day article was entitled, “Perfect 10? Never Mind That. Ask Her for Her Credit Score.” Yes, while we all were certain that without perfect looks (especially for women) any relationship is doomed, Silver-Greenberg sets us straight right from the start:
As she nibbled on strawberry shortcake, Jessica LaShawn, a flight attendant from Chicago, tried not to get ahead of herself and imagine this first date turning into another and another, and maybe, at some point, a glimmering diamond ring and happily ever after. She simply couldn’t help it, though. After all, he was tall, from a religious family, raised by his grandparents just as she was, worked in finance and even had great teeth. Her musings were suddenly interrupted when her date asked a decidedly unromantic question: “What’s your credit score?”
One of my recent OWS-ish photos:
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