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Old 10-11-2006, 11:33 AM   #1
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Interesting Client Conversation.............

I'm doing a lot of yearly reviews of client portfolios, and had a doozy yesterday:

Me: So, what's changed in the past 6 months in your life?

Him: I decided to leave the US and move to Europe............

Me: Wow, what part?

Him: Sweden

Me: When are you moving?

Him: November 1st.

Me: So, your wife and you are moving to Sweden November 1st?

Him: Who said anything about my wife?

Me: Well...........mmm............sorry..........I just thought that..........

Him: It's about me, not her. She'll be staying here in the US.............

Me: And she's ok with that?

Him: She will be when she gets the telegram I'm in Sweden...........

Me:

I have known both him and his spouse for 6 years. I had NO indication of problems with them.............obviously there was..............

I wish I was making this up...................
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:37 AM   #2
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One of my wife's good friends has her husband do the same thing. They were also supposedly happily married for several years, then when she was gone for a few days, she came back to find that he had moved to Europe without nary a word. He eventually called her from Europe once, several months later. I think he's finally granting her a divorce.
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Heh, DW's client conversations are much tamer (she is a career counselor). Yesterday she actually told a client that he probably didn't need to look for another job if he didn;t want to and recommended this site and Bob Clyatt's book! All for $100/hour...
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Heh, DW's client conversations are much tamer (she is a career counselor). Yesterday she actually told a client that he probably didn't need to look for another job if he didn;t want to and recommended this site and Bob Clyatt's book! All for $100/hour...
If she make $100 an hour, why are you working? That's $4000 a week...............you should ER, ane let her work...............
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Him: I decided to leave the US and move to Europe............
Him: Sweden
Him: It's about me, not her. She'll be staying here in the US.............
Is "Sweden" still a code word for gender-change surgery?

Sounds like he wanted to share. Yikes.
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Sounds like a good business oppertunity here.

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I'm doing a lot of yearly reviews of client portfolios, and had a doozy yesterday:

Me: So, what's changed in the past 6 months in your life?

Him: I decided to leave the US and move to Europe............

Me: Wow, what part?

Him: Sweden

Me: When are you moving?

Him: November 1st.

Me: So, your wife and you are moving to Sweden November 1st?

Him: Who said anything about my wife?

Me: Well...........mmm............sorry..........I just thought that..........

Him: It's about me, not her. She'll be staying here in the US.............

Me: And she's ok with that?

Him: She will be when she gets the telegram I'm in Sweden...........

Me:

I have known both him and his spouse for 6 years. I had NO indication of problems with them.............obviously there was..............

I wish I was making this up...................
Let's not jump to conclusions here. Maybe they both need more "space".
I have posted about all the couples I know who hardly see each other
but stay married (reasons not entirely clear). This may work out fine for them.

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Let's not jump to conclusions here. Maybe they both need more "space".
I have posted about all the couples I know who hardly see each other
but stay married (reasons not entirely clear). This may work out fine for them.

JG
Excpet the fact they are both retired, and have been married for 37 years...........they are both active in community service and numerous boards..............

Still seems weird...............
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