They’ve survived the recession.

One was spotted by a reporter on the Acela last night, who recounted the sighting to a colleague this morning.

Oh so last night I’m on the train, and the girl across from me has like, a Macbook Air, and I just got a Macbook Air. (My laptop melted.)…and she starts listening to music with those earphones where everyone in a 300-foot radius can totally groove to whatever you’re listening to and she was listening to Katy Perry which I would never do. But anyway, the point is, she told me about her boyfriend, who is 27 and works at a hedge fund and who makes, she estimated unsolicitedly, at least two million dollars a year.

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  1. Posted by tits | November 15, 2010 at 8:13 PM


  2. Posted by Tyler | November 15, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    Before you met me
    I was just broke
    But things got kinda heavy
    You gave me the high life
    Now every February
    You’ll say it’s bonus time, bonus time

  3. Posted by guest | November 15, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    Acela is still Amtrak.
    Wonder what the BF was us to over the weekend while she was, like, riding the train.

  4. Posted by trojan | November 15, 2010 at 8:19 PM

    2mm gets you a choo-choo ticket?

  5. Posted by Aryrd | November 15, 2010 at 8:20 PM


  6. Posted by MartyMcFly | November 15, 2010 at 8:21 PM


  7. Posted by jaltucher | November 15, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    Well, he’ll need that $2mm. $1mm is not enough:

  8. Posted by Guest | November 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM

    Well of course. How do you think Roubini gets laid.

  9. Posted by Guest | November 15, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    since when does Roubini work on wall street?

  10. Posted by Supraman | November 15, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    NY->DC Acela aka: The Dupre Express.

  11. Posted by Rho2Gamma | November 15, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    I know this girl that started dating the guy named Phil, and they were flat broke together. Now he is making sooo much money, he has to take out loans to pay taxes.

  12. Posted by Guest | November 15, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    This would have been a way, way more interesting story (and deserving of 4 flashing lights) had both girls popped off a couple of Four Loco’s each and started making out to “I Kissed a Girl”

  13. Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Ha so she tells some one about the mac book air I bought her but not the free anal bleaching sessions at the spa? That is so like her.

  14. Posted by Guest | November 15, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    Four Loko FTW

  15. Posted by Guest | November 15, 2010 at 8:55 PM

    Something was lost in translation.

    27 yr old boyfriend = 45 yr old married guy with kids
    Hedge Fund = David Lerner & Associates
    $2 million comp = $2 million AUM before Lehman filed

  16. Posted by fashionmeetsfinance | November 15, 2010 at 9:01 PM

    That girl was me. I’m at least an 8, and he lets me use his chase debit card any time I want.

  17. Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 at 9:02 PM

    Wasn’t he actually too cheap to put her on the Acela? Thought he bought her a ticket on the local or something.

  18. Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    Acela beats the plane NY-Philly, NY-Baltimore… just sayin’

  19. Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    Acela beats the plane NY-Philly, NY-Baltimore… just sayin’

  20. Posted by Guest | November 15, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    Something was lost in translation.

    27 yr old boyfriend = stock broker w Jersey accent
    Hedge Fund = Guerreiro Wealth
    $2 million comp = $2 million AUM in variable annuities

  21. Posted by Guest | November 15, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    So why’s she on the train?

  22. Posted by Guest | November 15, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    Something was lost in translation.

    27 yr old boyfriend = single
    Hedge Fund = OffTheTop Landscaping
    $2 million comp = 2 million trident layers

  23. Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    I don’t think you understand what the sirens are intended to convey.

  24. Posted by Nyrebel2003 | November 15, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    When this guy she is dating settles down, it won’t be with her because she is putting all his business on the street. If he is making that type of paper, why is she telling this to strangers? This chick on the train smells like a side-piece.

  25. Posted by tranche monkey | November 15, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    by walking into a wall

  26. Posted by Guesty Guest | November 15, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    I want to get paid in gum!

  27. Posted by wsjevons | November 15, 2010 at 10:01 PM

    Something tells me she met him her current BF on a different type of train.

  28. Posted by Doc | November 15, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    I dig the “Drudge” sirens. Thx Bess.

  29. Posted by Lewis Winthorpe III | November 16, 2010 at 12:09 AM

    Something was lost in translation.

    27 yr old boyfriend = 42 yr old married man “but he’s leaving her next year”
    Hedge Fund = Big Four Auditor of Guerreiro Wealth
    $2 million comp = he makes more than I do at my $40k PR job

  30. Posted by Jimmy | November 16, 2010 at 12:13 AM

    I had a couple of Four Loko’s this weekend while watching Casual Fridays on DVD. Beats riding the train.

  31. Posted by Pink Lada | November 16, 2010 at 12:53 AM

    Recession proof whores. Nice.

  32. Posted by guest | November 16, 2010 at 1:16 AM

    and so does Bolt Bus. but why would you want to go to either Philly or Baltimore?

  33. Posted by Hedgie | November 16, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    wait a min … Train? Hedge fund bf? lost me already

  34. Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    Who t f talks about stuff like this to a stranger on a train anyway?

  35. Posted by Guest | November 16, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    $2m comp = hopefully sexing better tail than airhead paralegals (i.e. immature junior college drop outs)

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