Friday, January 16, 2009
My dad called me Tuesday to tell me he had seen Brett Michaels being interviewed on some morning show. He knows I watch Rock of Love, but it was still a little strange that he wanted to tell me about this interview because nothing Brett said was overly exciting. I was a little confused and thought maybe Dad just missed me and wanted to talk. After relaying the Brett Michaels info, he proceeded to tell me that there was also a story about a 24-year old grad student who is selling her virginity online to pay for school. He then said, "I'm not insinuating anything, but how many loans do you want to have?" Now in case you've forgotten, let me remind you that the person suggesting this is my father. I'm not sure if I should appreciate his concern about my financial future or be terrified that the man who raised me would suggest I stoop to prostitution to afford my education. Of course, Dad's suggestion is less disturbing than the fact that this girl and her plan are real. She is actually selling her virginity online, and she's likely going to be able to pay for school and have a hefty chunk of change left. As tempting as the money may be, I can't imagine how someone goes 24 years without having sex (if of course her virginity is intact as she claims) and then decides they will sleep with any stranger who will put them through school. It's mind-boggling, but I guess it's an unbeatable scholarship. What would Dave Ramsey do?