Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Good Morning Starshine

An almost sunny day and I've shut the door on finals and strolled away. It feels very good. My work is looking interesting again, my first mail order bride case. The guy's first mail order bride from China mysteriously drowned on their honeymoon. I don't think she came with a warranty. See what happens when you shop abroad? First it was the tooth paste, then the dog food and the baby toys, and now this. Buy American this Christmas. Stayed tuned for more updates...

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow, Charmi...the dark humor side of you. I like it. (Probably no surprise).

Jennifer said...

My dad always threatened to get a mail order bride. They havee catalogs for that kind of stuff, showing the women and about two sentences of stuff about them.

Charmi said...

Rachel - Yes, my dark side is more fun. I shouldn't have watched Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas last night.

Jennifer - They have catalogs?! I've got to finish up my other work so I can get to this one.

Rachel said...

Yeah, Charmi...a simple search on the Internet will turn up thousands of results (don't ask how I know this). It's a bit sad, really, all these woman willing to basically sell themselves for a chance at a better life.

However, I've thought if I ever wanted to find a husband, mail-order might be the most efficient way to go.

Ryan said...

Best. Post. Ever.

Talia said...

This is your next story.

My parents' neigbor "acquired" a bride from the Phillippines. He was a sort of wealthy, not very attractive man who wore a lot of polyester and showed his chest hair all the time. A good 20 years between them. But they've been married for at least 10 years now and it seems to be working out well--in fact his son got himself one too.

Charmi said...

Obviously I need to do a feature story on this. Not. But maybe a little poking around wouldn't hurt... I am constantly amazed at my ignorance of the world.

Charmi said...

I wonder if "mail order bride" falls under Didi's definition of a sex worker? You're really getting so much more, though!