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Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland
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Dec 11, 08

Read in December, 2008

my favorite dialog in the book. john asks twin prostitutes to become his assistants:

"Be my assistants. I need help right now."

There was a pause. Krista said, "I don't know, Mr Johnson."

"No. No. It's not a sex thing. I swear, no sex. You guys are smart and ambitious," John said.

"Is that what you look for in assistants?" Krista said.

"Fuck, yes. Smartness, hipness, alertness, greed and speed."

Krista continued: "Is this how you normally hire assistants?"

"Nahhh. What I normally do is put ads in the paper advertising Eames furniture at ridiculously low prices."

"That's that 1950's stuff, isn't it?" asked Cindy.

"Bingo. It's this furniture designed for poor people, but poor people never liked it, and the only people who know about it or care about it are rich or smart. So anybody who answers that ad really quickly is de facto smart, alert, greedy and hip."


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