Fake-boyfriend

by Ash Williams


July 2012, Los Angeles: I responded to an internet job on Craigslist that was looking for a tall handsome actor, I sent through my headshot and resume and got an after hours phone call from this girl, saying she got my email, she liked my look and asked "are you a good actor?" I said "yeah", she said "good because I need you to pretend to be my new boyfriend". I said "yep I can do that easy". She then said "also my ex-boyfriend and I just broke up and he is coming over to collect his stuff and I want to make him jealous" She assured me that I would love being her fake boyfriend because she is very hot, and that in order to make her ex-boyfriend really jealous we would probably have to kiss. I said "Sure, I'm an actor". The she said "you should know, my ex-boyfriend is pretty crazy, but he probably won't punch you because you're much bigger than him, you're 6ft 3 yeah?". I said "yeah". She ended by saying the job paid $150.00 cash.

So I said "sounds great", and that I'd call her back in 5 minutes; I had to process the offer. After pondering, I called her back and said it would $250 because of the danger involved (I figured the high possibility of getting my head kicked in was worth $100) but I'd make worth her while and kiss her big time and put on a show. She said "no", then I realised I really needed money, so said "how about $200". she said no again. I said, "ok, let's just make it the original $175.00" but she was adamant that it was a 150 dollar job. I said "ok, you've got me, let's just do it for $150.00", and she said "nah, I don't want you to be my fake-boyfriend anymore". So just like that I lost the job and my fake-girlfriend.

I think the moral of the story is to be careful when negotiating with girlfriends (or fake-girlfriends). 

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