Money 101: Sugar Babies
“How much do you want?”
(read below on how to negotiate this correctly)
- DO NOT be tempted to answer until you have more details about the arrangement’s expectations (i.e. meeting frequency, exclusive vs. open, intimate vs. platonic, online vs. physical, etc.).
- DO have HIM give you a range or the amount first. In all negotiations, it’s best to have the other party make an offer. The amount he proposes will suggest how loaded and serious he is. More importantly, it demonstrates how he values your time.
- DO NOT be fooled by his common-luxury car (BMW, Mercedes, etc.); cars, like these, can be leased for a few hundred dollars/month and are available to the common man (to fool you). The rich can easily afford cars like Ferraris, Lambos, Maseratis, etc… The BMW to the rich, is like a Honda Civic to the middle class - it’s nothing special and proves nothing except he’s probably broke making payments on his BMW to impress you.
- Also, the rich will have no problem allowing you to order whatever you want off the dinner/lunch menu. If they cringe when you order a $20 to $30 drink then they’re probably a poser. Cut your loses and keep looking.
A rich sugar daddy will have NO PROBLEM offering an amount first, a poor sugar daddy (or wannabe) will be looking to negotiate a bargain rate (don’t fall for it). Ultimately, it’s about measuring what value he places on the relationship and you. If he’s rich, thousands of dollars in your pocket will mean more to you than it does to him. Therefore, let him offer first.
“The Republicans are, reportedly, outraged by President Obama’s opening bid in the fiscal cliff talks. Republicans always seem to be outraged. It’s getting boring. They need to step up and make a counter-offer. That’s how people negotiate.”—Joe Klein in How to Negotiate | TIME.com
Nba: Negotiations Continued Wednesday ! http://newish.info/208073-nba-negotiations-continued-wednesday
Palestinians reject negotiations again
Israel called Sunday for an immediate return to peace talks under the framework of a proposal by the Quartet — the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia.
But the Jewish state said the plan included no preconditions — an interpretation the Palestinians quickly rejected.
“The United States is now reminiscent of countries that at various periods of their history have been either been paralyzed by minority extremist groups; or worse, have elected them to office. The rise of the Tea Party right is a classic case of how a small, extremist faction seizes control when the political mainstream fails to solve deep national problems. It is an amalgam of a far-right that has always hovered around one-fifth of the electorate, swollen by the frustrations of previously apolitical people. In much of Europe today, far-right populist parties now typically get 20 or 25 percent of the vote. With Europe's parliamentary and multiparty system, however, they don't get to govern, but in several countries they are now the second of third most popular party. These parties represent about the same share of public opinion as the Tea Party in the US. But in America, with our two-party system and our constitutional machinery of blockage, if a determined minority gains control of one party it can bring responsible government to a halt. That is what has now occurred, and it will color our politics between now and the 2012 election, and quite possibly beyond.”—
Robert Kuttner, The Goons of August 8/2/11
Robert Kuttner is a reasonable man who substantiates his opinions. He is not given to hyperbole, so his alarm here demands notice.
“Philosophy isn’t a power. Religions, states, capitalism, the law, public opinion, and television are powers, but not philosophy. Philosophy may have its great internal battles (between idealism and realism, and so on), but they’re mock battles. Not being a power, philosophy can’t battle with the powers that be, but it fights a war without battles, a guerrilla campaign against them. And it can’t converse with them, it’s got nothing to tell them, nothing to communicate, and can only negotiate. Since the powers aren’t just external things, but permeate each of us, philosophy throws us all into constant negotiations with, and a guerrilla campaign against, ourselves.”—
Gilles Deleuze, “Negotiations”
This is why Deleuze.