Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Dropping Hints

Suppose you're a clever pretty young thing. You see a lovely pair of shoes that you absolutely must have. But you're not prepared to part with your Elizabeths, Benjamins, Mois, Cows or whatever your preffered currency is. What do you do? Do you
a: Rob a bank and buy the shoes
b: Steal the shoes
C: Convince your boyfriend that shopping's a sport. Then go shopping with him for cheaper items. Stare longingly at the desired shoes, and within ear shot of him wistfully say you'd love to have them but they're much too expensive.

If you're indeed clever you'd go with C, it's a win win proposition. You'll get what you want, and your man will delight in his generosity. But why the hell doesn't anybody ever pick up on my hints!!

Why, you may wonder, am I breaking rank with the universal sisterhood by admitting to the principal behind the practice commonly known as Gold Digging! But It is no betrayal to discuss what is common knowledge, is it? Apparently that cat’s out of the bag for so long that even the Catholic church has become intimately acquainted with it.
When Pope John Paul II's childhood home in southern Poland came on the market some time last year, the Roman Catholic church in Krakow, expressed an interest in it but said that the asking price of about a million dollars, about 4 times the market value of a house of that kind, was far too much.

On the eve of the first anniversary of the Pope’s death, the foundation of Ryszard Krauze, a wealthy Polish businessman, bought the house and donated it Friday to Krakow's Archdiocese. The deed was handed to Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz, longtime secretary and friend of the late John Paul, said church spokesman Rev. Robert Necek.
One of the church representatives in turn presented Mr. Krauze with a certificate affirming that he’d earned passage into heaven. Perhaps there's a lesson in this for me!


At April 05, 2006 12:03 PM , Anonymous Grand Muffti said...

Muffti will buy you any shoes your heart desires. But their is a sexual downside to gold digging, you know...

At April 07, 2006 7:30 AM , Blogger jinan said...

I bet you Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz didn't have to do any sexual favours!

Seriously though, I seem to have given the impression that i advocate gold digging. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact i think that it's manipulative, deceitful, selfish, and altogether despicable.

Thank you for the generous thought! And i in return will buy you a custom Canadian Hockey team jersey, no i can't get those here. so maybe a Liverpool shirt!

At April 07, 2006 3:17 PM , Anonymous Grand Muffti said...

You better. It's Muffti's birthday today!

Muffti never thought youw ere advocating gold diggin'. He was just sayin' :)


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