Thursday, November 17, 2005

      ( 12:20 AM ) teahouse
Must Be Nice

A new partner recently joined my firm. He came from another firm just a month ago, bringing his business with him and single-handedly starting a new practice group. The firm made a big fuss about his arrival.

I said to one of my fellow associates, "They're so happy he's here. He must be bringing in a lot of business."

"He is!" She confirmed. "He's doing very well. He's totally loaded."

"How do you know?" I ask. "Most partners at our firm are pretty well off."

"He's on a whole other level," she said. "This is how I know: I heard his daughter is getting married at the Mandarin Oriental on a Saturday night. In June!!"

We both stood silently for a moment, letting those facts sink in.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen - this is the new litmus test for how much money somebody has - how fancy a wedding they can afford for their daughter.

My wedding will probably be at the Howard Johnson in Paramus, NJ on a Monday night in the dead of winter.

Or in front of my favorite falafel street vendor's cart on a corner of Fifth Avenue in the 40s.



Post a Comment

THIRTYSOMETHING (!!) year old Asian American New Yorker, lawyer, amateur musician, curious girl taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Don't mess with me - I'm short and I look demure, but I carry a big purse. And I've just embarked on the journey of married life in Manhattan.

Currently Reading
The Labors of Hercules by Agatha Christie

Currently Listening To
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante

Currently Watching
Poirot: The Clocks

E-mail teahouseblossom

Cool Blogs


Annie Bunny

Anny's Life

Baby Lawyer

Be the Boy Will

Beth's Imperfect Life

Blonde Justice

Blue Poppy

Breakup Babe

Bridget's Happily Ever After

Chelle's Escape

City Wendy

Colleen's Loose Leaf Notes

Milly, Cottage Girl


Divine Angst

The Dorsal Stream

Eclectic Blonde

Equilibrium Girl


Geese Aplenty

Hello World It's Me


Jannie Funster

Jen and Tonic

Jolynn Wrapped in Pink Sheets

Juliet - Never Been Lived Before


Adventures of Law Mommy

Magic Cookie


The Melman Blog

Ming the Merciless

Mrs. Mogul

Nathan's Karate Clerk Adventures

Neil, Citizen of the Month

New Orleans Daily Photo

Paige of a Book


Passion, Schmassion

Patricia Elizabeth

Polly and the Mooch

Robin's Pensieve

Run Jen Run

Runway Lights

Screaming Bean


Simply Me Ally

Sunflower Gurl

Swirly Girl

Tara Lynn

TCho's World

The Torn Pages


Unforgiving Bitch

Virginia Belle

This is Witt

Wonkess, the Undomestic Mama

Other Links

American Orchid Society

Center for Public Integrity

Dear Abby


National Public Radio

New York CitySearch

New York Road Runners

NOW With David Brancaccio

Rotten Tomatoes

The Movie Spoiler

Powered by Blogger