Como antecedente, es un anuncio que puso una mujer de 25 años en Craigslist (que es un página de anuncios clasificados) y la respuesta que obtuvo de, aparentemente, un casabolsero (de Wall Street). La respuesta es una joya. Aquí unos párrafos:
Your offer, from the prospective of a guy like me, is plain and simple a crappy business deal. Here’s why. Cutting through all the B.S., what you suggest is a simple trade: you bring your looks to the party and I bring my money. Fine, simple. But here’s the rub, your looks will fade and my money will likely continue into perpetuity…in fact, it is very likely that my income increases but it is an absolute certainty that you won’t be getting any more beautiful!
So, in economic terms you are a depreciating asset and I am an
earning asset. Not only are you a depreciating asset, your depreciation
accelerates! Let me explain, you’re 25 now and will likely stay pretty hot for
the next 5 years, but less so each year. Then the fade begins in earnest.
Via Marginal Revolution.