Thursday, March 06, 2008

Profiting from Loss

I had a very productive therapy session today. Have I mentioned I love my therapist?

One of the things we talked about is mutuality - feeling like you are getting as equally as you are giving. I don't have a good track record with this.

In many of my past relationships (through my own fault, admittedly) I have been the "giver." Sometimes I have felt (emotionally or otherwise) repaid for this. More often, not.

The thing is, you don't mind giving when you're in love with the person. Or even in like.

But the minute it ends, you REALLY mind. Unfortunately, by then, it's too late to do anything constructive about it.

Enter my brilliant marketing plan: The Ex Bill.

Wouldn't it be great if all spurned lovers could easily create an itemized bill for all costs and "services rendered" and send them to their ex's? You know, line items for things like "Pain and Suffering for putting up with you after the Patriots lost" or "Gas money for shuttling your sorry ass around." Or even "Water used while sneaking a load of laundry into my washing machine."

All bills could be personalized and either sent or burnt, whichever your spiritual outlook on life recommends.

I think I would make a fortune. What do you think?