As you may have heard, the World Economic Forum kicks off in Switzerland this week and fresh off of last year’s report on the Bitches o’ Davos (in descending order: The Wives, The Mistresses, The Aspiring Mistresses), Anya Schiffrin (wife of Joseph Stiglitz) is back with a few tips for her fellow second-class citizens.

1. “Moisturizer is crucial”
2. She’s watching you (“You can carbon date Davos Wives by their shoes. Newcomers tend to wear attractively dainty heels. Veterans like me have given up. I don sturdy shoes and try not to slip on the ice.”)
3. If find yourself bored or with time on your hands, she’s not saying she’s passed many an entertaining few hours watching George Soros slip a snow bunny the old Jorge in a steamed-up Gondola but she’s not not saying it. (“A lot of untoward groping goes on after hours and that is discussed quietly rather than openly…There are always a lot of men who become “geographically single” when they arrive, and even the nerdiest expert in anti-malarial bed nets or obscure financial instruments fancies himself a player the moment he steps foot in the Zurich airport. Late at night, these men can be found eyeing the local talent, and there are rumors of at least one baby being born nine months after a night of passion at Davos.”)

Confessions of a Davos spouse [Reuters via Daily Intel]

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  1. Posted by guest | January 23, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    it was me!!

    -nouriel roubs

  2. Posted by Guest | January 23, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Every day I'm Schiffrin.

  3. Posted by @MulletFarm | January 23, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    at day care it has perpetual bed-head, foul breath & attitude, and stunted mental development from being conceived under the influence of Rohypnol

  4. Posted by Guest | January 23, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Until there's a website for Davos groupies to compare note (like the Baller Groupies do) please feel free to post the details here. Ignore the negative comments, just share.

  5. Posted by Guest | January 23, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Hold all my calls.

    – L Tilton

  6. Posted by derp | January 23, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Why didn't any of you clue me in on this "geographically single" shit?


  7. Posted by Assburgher | January 24, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    In terms of all but the locals, "The odds are good but the goods are odd."

  8. Posted by guest | January 24, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    Seek counseling.

  9. Posted by Damit Donny | January 24, 2012 at 7:10 AM

    typo: past / passed…

  10. Posted by Kegels123 | January 24, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Having old wrinkled balls and nailing some fine local Swiss ass is the NKI.

  11. Posted by materhorn | January 24, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    i will be commemorating davos with a deck of playing cards.

    Mrs. C.

  12. Posted by Clueless Intern | January 24, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Can someone please enlighten me on the meaning of NKI?

  13. Posted by VonSloneker | January 24, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Awww man…thought I'd gotten away with one. OK, the baby is mine…

    – Tom Brady, babymaker extraordinaire (sometimes QB)

  14. Posted by Unhelpful Guest | January 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Don't worry about it. It will never be an issue for you.

  15. Posted by desksoda | January 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM


  16. Posted by Fixed Income | January 24, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Nikita Khrushchev Institute

  17. Posted by conceited douchebag | January 24, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Yeah we're way too big time to give interns free info

  18. Posted by Meme Briefer | January 24, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    "New Killing It"…….commenters refer to tragic and menial life experiences and compare to the halcyon days pre-2008.

    Example: In 2006, real estate agents were "killing it" as pertains to commission income. In 2012, real estate agents selling Avon or Scentsy products is the new killing it or NKI.

  19. Posted by Pedantic Guy | January 24, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Listen Kobe. You don't want to get involved in any of this. The rules are just to complicated for the average sportsman to understand. For example, if I travel to some Scandanavian country, I get to be "geographically single." So I thought, well, I have this Scandanavian wife, and she's just as far away from home as I would be if I was in Davos. Which makes her "geographically single." Ergo, I too must be "geographically single" right? Right? Wrong. And we're not talking wrong like fucking a girl so trashy Bill Clinton would think twice. I think we can both agree that that's the I-Know-It's-Wrong-But-It-Feels-So-Good kind of wrong that we both love. No, I mean more like the lose half a bill and your career wrong. Leave it to the bankers.

    T. Woods

    P.S. Mary Joe and Betty Sue just called. We still on for tonight our double tonight?

  20. Posted by Guest | January 24, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    A baby born in Europe? I don't believe it.

  21. Posted by PM Tayyip Erdogan | January 24, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    It's name was Tarik.

  22. Posted by Guest | January 25, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Wow. You're actually wrong.

  23. Posted by Nobody important | January 31, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    wth, he's close enough.

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    We are so thrilled the winner might be announced next week!

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