Wednesday, May 23, 2007

a more cost-effective solution

When I worked on Desktop Search, SY held a picnic at his house right before launch. After we each had a few drinks, our PM Nick went around the table and asked everyone, "How much money would it to take to get you to have sex with the most unattractive person you can imagine?"

This assumes you don't catch any diseases, and that the person is of the appropriate gender.

Some said $2 million, some $10 million, others $1 million, $67 million, and a few said not for any price. It finally came to SY, our gracious host, who said, "Ten thousand dollars."

We teased him a lot, but maybe he was the only truthful one.

Anyhow, last weekend, I was hanging out at a bar in San Francisco with a few Googlers. This story came up, and my companions began mentally computing their own thresholds.

Alipé : "My number is $100 million. Because everyone would make fun of me for doing it, and I need to be able to retort, 'Yeah, but now I have X dollars.' In order to shut them up, X has to be pretty high."

Mue: "Really, $100 million dollars?"

Alipé : "That's right."

Mue: "Or I could give you $100 worth of alcohol, and you would still do it afterwards."

10 comments:

joe said...

wow, what an, ummmm..... incredibly innapropriate thing for a PM to as his workers...

Eric said...

Believe it or not, someone once asked my (very attractive) friend that at a party (he asked a group of people). Her answer, "pay off my student loans..."

She was in med school at the time. She added that she was quite serious.

Dayvie said...

Hummmmm!!!!!

That being asked...

How many of us have had sex with an unattractive person because of $ 100 in alcohol?

It happened to me at an office party... As the party wound down...A girl I was never attracted to knocked om my door with MORE wine...

I thought little of it and the next thing I knew she took off all of her clothes... I cannot believe I went along for that ride...

Alcohol lowered the inhibitions...

I kissed that beast with tongue and all...

And did so many other naughty things...

Eeeeuuwwwww... yuck yuck yuck.. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

She told me.. "You last a LONG time"

I could only think... Because you are sooooo ugly... I cannot cum...

I was sick to my stomach for months...She called me many times for a year...

No $ 100 million for me... Do you have to finish the job to get the prize?


So tell us Niniane... What indiscretions have you perpetrated
do to alcohol influence? I wanna know... :-)

We can all tell from your photos that you have indulged a few times :-)

Anonymous said...

It's not fair for you to post this. You started as an engineer at Google pre-IPO. That means you're already worth millions, as are the people on your team.

:'-(

The rest of us can only hope we get the chance to sleep with an ugly person for that kind of money.

Prolific Programmer said...

anonymous, life's not fair, mate -- learn to deal with it. Oh, and I haven't read anything here to give the slightest indication that Niniane's pretentious.

Russell said...

The most unattractive person I can imagine? I like to think that it'd take me more than $100 worth of booze to do that.

oomingmak said...

Not so much prententious as unsurpassingly strange. I, for one, welcome our canine-licking, tipple-tossing porcine overlords! And let me add that I'd be happy to assist in rounding up volunteers to work in their underground sugar mines...

oomingmak said...

pretentious, even... (sigh)

Anonymous said...

$100 in alcohol? Jeez! Maybe you should try somewhere less expensive.

See, Niniane is pretentious, she's sucking back $10-20 drinks. Find a happy hour at a dive and maybe you can feed $20 worth of alcohol and accomplish the same goal :-)

metal said...

queue the best family guy quote of all time....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJs4y004dZQ