In college, a couple of girlfriends looked into selling their eggs to make some extra money. I remember walking down Newbury St in Boston, imagining what we’d do with $4,000. We could buy shoes, maybe a car, a fancy handbag, nice dinners… oh, the possibilities! But none of my girlfriends ever followed through. The main reason? It was a lot of work for a 20-something college student, not to mention the hurdles you have to jump just to be approved. The requirements can also severely hinder a college kid’s social life…if she were ever chosen.
As I got older, whenever I’d see a story on egg donation, my mind went back to that walk in Boston. The more I’ve learned about egg donation, I am in awe of the women who do follow through. While a few thousand dollars sounds like a lot, you will put your body through so much to get there. It is an amazing gift for a couple, but the toll on the donor is stiff.
Still, in this sagging economy, the dollar signs are again peaking interest.
This is just strange and creepy – a pastor accused of staging two car accidents to cover up the fact that he was stealing money from an elderly man found guilty in that millionaire’s death. Clearly, he didn’t take his vows too seriously.
One less drive-thru staffed by nearly-naked women – darn.
A Washington town has booted the so-called “bikini baristas”, likening the coffee servers to “adult entertainment” that should be age-regulated and hidden behind blacked-out windows.
I’m steering clear of that debate, but there is something else that baffles me about these ladies – they’re barely clothed and they’re dealing with hot coffee. Outrage aside, what about the potential for some serious burns? It’s just not safe to serve a latte in pasties.
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