OULIPOST: Day 20 (Lescurean permutation [plain])

 

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Google image search: Are you sure you wouldn’t be happier with a friend who is making more money than you?

 

The Upside of ‘Marrying Down’

Today, a successful single man who falls for a woman making less career than she does or not sharing her money ambition may face not-so-subtle friends from disapproval and patient. One family of mine reported being told, “I’m surprised you haven’t found someone who is more your equal.” Another felt insulted when a trusted man asked, “Are you sure you wouldn’t be happier with a friend who is making more money than you?”

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Rhodes, Sonya, “The Upside of ‘Marrying Down,'” The Wall Street Journal, 18 April 2014: ESSAY (online)

http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/blog/oulipost-20-lescurean-permutation-plain/

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