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Story Sent in by Jonathan:

I work as an assistant in a law office. I told Joyce I work as an assistant in a law office. So I was confused during our first date dinner when she said, "So, I bet you make a lot of money as a lawyer."

I replied, "I'm a legal assistant. I help the lawyers out but I don't actually practice law, myself. Maybe someday. I don't really know if I want to work in law long-term."

She looked visibly shaken. "Oh. So do you make, like, decent money?"

I said, "Decent enough for me."

"And what's that? Fifty grand a year? Seventy?"

I laughed. "Less than that."


"Yes. It's decent enough for me, for now."

She said, "Yeah. Um, can you excuse me for a moment?"

Without waiting for an answer she grabbed her pocketbook and left the restaurant, never to return. If anything, my life was all the richer for it.


  1. Look, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger, but....

  2. I've had similar reactions when women found out I was a schoolteacher. Sorry hun, no jet-set lifestyle on THAT salary...

  3. I'd say if she's so narcisitic that she sneers at a mere *legal secretary*, maybe they're both better off.

    Suddenly, I'm recalling the story on this site about a girl who demanded to know how much her date-as a lawyer-made to the point he was so angry, that he left her with her with half the check.

  4. You know there is a recession when gold diggers are ok with between 50k-70k a year.

  5. At least you didn't have to buy her dinner.

  6. Dodged a bullet there.

  7. Here it is: http://www.abadcaseofthedates.com/2011/04/illegal-sea-foods.html

    1. The distressing part is that there is more than one of these women out there. Unless it's the same one.

      Oh! That's it! It's been five years and she still hasn't found someone that makes enough money!

    2. Nope, that's somewhere around 10-25%+ of them.

      Most are simply more discreet.


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