You have to know how to close it and have to know when you're not interested in putting in the effort to see it through.
Laney Crowell, a then-employee of Stylecaster.com, and Megan Petrus, a lawyer, billed themselves on their blog, Dating A Banker Anonymous, as founders of a support group for the woeful significant others of former Wall Street hotshots, now tragically forced to give up nights at Nobu and Tenjune.
If someone wants to either invest money or borrow money, they call their banker. It turns out that it gets really complicated because people aren't willing to borrow and lend hundreds of millions of dollars at random.
The banker then listens to what they want, and then tries to figure out how to get the client what they want. So a lot of the job involves listening to people and convincing them to sign on the dotted line.
Most of them said they were younger than they were, or fatter than their photos.
Some of them just blatantly used fake photos, or maybe photos of them from 20 years ago.
The Times ran a correction today noting that they were misled into believing that the group was truly aimed to help people instead of the naked attempt at a book deal it actually publicity) told us she “can’t figure out what went on there, because we were clear.” Though the Times tape-recorded interviews with the girls about how they were a support-type group with 30-some-odd loose members, Crowell alleges: “They made that up.” The paper did acknowledge that the website was, to some extent, “tongue-in-cheek.” And Crowell says that the whole concept of DABAgirls is “80 percent true, and we exaggerate some parts to make it funnier.” “The [Times] needs to understand the definition of satire,” she sniped. That’s like saying David Sedaris’s life never happened. They would have done a better job reporting.” But it’s clear the impression that the Times gave, that it was an earnest support group with real members, was more helpful to Crowell and Petrus’s ambitions.
The minute I got to a private computer, I went on and set up an account.I've lowered my price, too, and the girls seem okay with it.I'm not sure if it is because of the economy and that people aren't getting as much, but I throw out a number and negotiate only if I really like the girl.The Times reported on their service to downtrodden trophy girlfriends everywhere (or at least those in the West Village), and we even defended them ourselves.But it turns out there’s not much to suggested that the Times got Punk’d, claiming the site was all part of a ploy for a book deal.