Thursday, August 9, 2012
If the price is right....
We were having what I would consider to be a very normal and civilised conversation about things like, how my holiday was going, what I thought of Turkey, was I married......
This is when I trot out my imaginary husband, Hugh and my two adorable children, Rory and Sadhbh whom I love very much!
He then came out with the classic line,
"I will give you 1000euro for an hour of your time."
I wasn't sure if he had said euro or lira. I mean a girl needs to know her worth!
Regardless of currency I declined his generous offer, explaining that I was "not that kind of girl".
I have been mulling over his offer in the cold light of day.
Actually, its 39 degrees and I'm in a bucket of sweat, but you know what I mean!
What is the going rate for a prostitute these days?
I don't know whether I should be flattered or insulted by his offer. I know it wasn't anywhere near Robert Redford's million dollar temptation to Demi Moore, but it still seems like a very generous amount for an hour.
And being a Primary School teacher, my major concern is
"Would this count as one of my Croke Park hours???"
On the other hand you would have to ask yourself
"Would I be worth 1000 euro an hour?"
Of course we all like to think that we are good in that department and we all have a few signature moves, but really........1000euro? Could you imagine your embarrassment if he asked for a refund due to faulty goods.
Ah well, despite all the cutbacks and Universal Social charges I have not been reduced to selling myself just yet.
However after the next budget I might regret declining his offer!