Comments on: Jealous Davos Mistresses http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/jealous-davos-mistresses/ World Economic Forum Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:35:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: youniquelikeme http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/jealous-davos-mistresses/#comment-21705 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:38:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1021#comment-21705 I am thinking of so many possible solutions that I might use to ensure the classy event stays that way!

A t-shirt that says “I am with not-so-stupid.”

Some drop earrings and a pin that matches. The pin hold a second name tag that has your full name and your husbands lineage on it.

A second badge that says, ” I protest the colour badge caste system.” that will start some heady conversation!

Wear all of your old Davos badges and any other badges you and friends can find and buy a boyscout merit badge sash and cover it in a lot of cheap pins and badges from other conventions. Make one large homemade badge that says you are “trading badges and pins.”

Wear the badge on the tip of your nip to ensure you a positive response and lots of conversation from the higher caste of badges.

Because being noticed is why everyone is there, wear low cut dresses and make a homemade rainbow pin. You will feel so much less of a lesser and be noticed so much more! Going topless assures same and you could just say you lost your badge! No one will mind!

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By: jakobinarina http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/jealous-davos-mistresses/#comment-16722 Thu, 17 Feb 2011 18:09:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1021#comment-16722 excellent! i love it:-)

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By: mheld45 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/jealous-davos-mistresses/#comment-16653 Sun, 30 Jan 2011 22:38:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1021#comment-16653 Good article, but we can assume that this mistress actually had a “journalist” name tag. Maybe she can take ME to Davos next year.

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By: Reader111 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/jealous-davos-mistresses/#comment-16649 Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:33:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1021#comment-16649 What’s the big deal here? The very easy solution to the white name tag “problem” is to simply hand-write on it your identification or print out an adhesive label that you can affix to it to give others an indication of who you re or of who you claim to be. Enjoy the relative anonymity, which can be very powerful. Don’t whine about it. These conferences, just like big, international art fairs, are notorious for their multiple levels of VIPs and for the sucking-up they do to such people. Who cares? To care about something so stupid is a reflection of one’s own deep insecurity and willful giving-in to these ridiculous power structures. In the context of these events, you’re only as ignored as you want to be.

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By: JonnyL http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/jealous-davos-mistresses/#comment-16646 Sat, 29 Jan 2011 22:26:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1021#comment-16646 FionasMom, possibly it’s b/c women more often choose to do other things rather than become global political and economic movers and shakers. There are notable exceptions for sure. Also ironic that the question was posed with someone with whose user name suggests they are deriving much of their identity from being a parent. :)

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By: CaseyD http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/jealous-davos-mistresses/#comment-16632 Sat, 29 Jan 2011 02:58:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1021#comment-16632 I’ve been lucky enough to be the Davos Husband 3 times, traveling in the company of my brilliant and accomplished wife.

As we travel to Davos from Silicon Valley we’re immediately tagged as being, well, from another planet. For one thing we don’t dress as well.

The gender-bias is quite clear as men walk up to us, and become disoriented trying to figure out how to start a conversation. Once we’re dialed in as being nerds everything sails along quite smoothly: either MEGO and off Brownian motion takes them or we have a nice chat.

In the evenings my role is often to act as an offensive lineman for my diminutive and slight wife, as the testosterone filled corridors, stairways and checkpoints are teeming with crazed bulky bankers dashing about looking for their mistresses. I’ve almost always been the biggest guy with a beard and long gray ponytail in these scrums, allowing my wife to get to her meetings. er parties.

The dinners have always worked well. I’m a good skier, and I always take advantage of the guided skiing. I’ve actually not done any of the other hosted wifely events. Drinking with the ski guides is fine.

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By: scruffy007 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/jealous-davos-mistresses/#comment-16594 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 08:04:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1021#comment-16594 And to think that the “Boom” Generation set out to change the world for better? How pathetic, it’s sickening, half the world is starving, there are wars and problems blowing up everywhere, and the root of it is greed. Are they all drunk on the hubris of what they imagine they accomplished? A reality check will be a calamity bigger than any of us imagine, wake up you fools, there isn’t a lot of time before the foolishness of the last 30 years comes crashing down on everyones heads either environmetal/economic or big wars. We are all going to pay collectively for the selfishnes. Who cares about a badge or a room; soon it will be like sipping Champagne in a Pig Pen. Ever tried it?

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By: mmichaels http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/jealous-davos-mistresses/#comment-16583 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 00:12:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1021#comment-16583 Wow, given the state of the world, I shouldn’t be surprised that the richest and most powerful are “wildly insecure” over hotel rooms and dinner parties…and their wives and girlfriends feel dissed in the lobby. Hairless apes one and all.

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By: average_guy http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/jealous-davos-mistresses/#comment-16582 Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:46:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1021#comment-16582 I’m so glad I’m a guy. If I attended a conference with a woman, and got a white name tag, I wouldn’t think anything of it. It sure is complicated being a woman.

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By: penandink http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/jealous-davos-mistresses/#comment-16581 Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:29:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1021#comment-16581 I enjoy your spirited writing and wit – fun to read! …but, I confess, I sorta feel the same as djaniela… If someone is hasty in judgement or seeming shallow, then who needs them for good conversation anyhow

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