Wednesday, August 11, 2010

How to Feel Superior

I spent the morning at a client's place. He plays with money for a living and is rich enough to afford a penthouse apartment in Chelsea (prob 1.5 to 2 million), to contemplate spending $100,000 or more on a basically meaningless alteration, to waste a few hours of my billable time, and to buy some expensive-looking art.

But at least my place isn't entirely decorated with Ikea furniture.

9 comments:

Rusty Shackleford said...

I'm jealous too.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

He only goes to Ikea for the meatballs.

to waste a few hours of my billable time

If it was billable, how could it be a waste? Boring, yes, but not *ka-ching* a waste.

N__B said...

Not a waste for me billing, a waste for him because he blew a few hundred and got nothing useful. A tip to hiring consultants when you don't know what you want: GIGO.

TruculentandUnreliable said...

Oh, god, that hurts me.

Spend that $100,000 on nice furniture that Ikea rips off, motherfucker!

TruculentandUnreliable said...

And I'll bet you five dollars that he was buying the art as an "investment." It burns.

N__B said...

See, it works. Now you feel superior, too.

Aunt Snow said...

Snerk

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Beth said...

I'd be curious to know what the alteration is.

N__B said...

He has the top floor and rights to the roof. No one uses the public stair from the top floor to the roof but him, but he was asking me about how he would install a private stair within the apartment with a new bulkhead on the roof.