Monday, March 31, 2008

Buy now, pay later—update

Another mutual acquaintance finally pointed out that the groom mentioned here did have one thing to offer his bride--a larger apartment for which she wouldn't have to pay rent. But again, it doesn't seem to have occurred to her that her new husband's employer is in a precarious financial position--and that, if the groom gets laid off, the bride will end up paying the rent, too.


Blogger Tzipporah said...

Why are you so sure that it hasn't occurred to her? Isn't it possible that part of their discussions before marriage involved financial responsibilities, on both sides?

Tue Apr 01, 04:31:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Let's just say that I don't trust his sense of concern or her common sense, and leave it at that.

Tue Apr 01, 05:21:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Commenter Abbi said...

If you feel this way and it seems that the woman is not aware that she is about to become a kollel wife, i think as her friend you owe it to her to make her aware of the strong possibility that she will have to become the main breadwinner.

Sun Apr 06, 03:15:00 AM 2008  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

I'm more of an acquaintance than a friend, and am not necessarily the ideal person to have this conversation with her. But what's more problematic is that I doubt that the bride has enough common sense that she would think about what I said before reporting every word to her husband. I suppose that, by way of full disclosure, I should mention that he and I are not necessarily on the best of terms, and I don't wish to get into any more trouble with him than I usually am.

Sun Apr 06, 10:37:00 PM 2008  

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