Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Prices rising in the service sector

A well-known exchange, sometimes attributed to Winston Churchill and Lady Astor, goes as follows:
Churchill: "My Dear, would you go to bed with me for a million pounds?"

Astor: "Well, yes, I guess I would."

"How about 100 pounds?"

"What kind of person do you think I am?"

"My Dear, we have already established that. We are merely haggling over the price!"
It turns out we need to update the exchange. A student in San Diego is auctioning her virginity to pay for graduate school. The going price right now is $3.7 million.