October 14th, 2003


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The Economist's agony uncle section.

Dear Economist,

I do not know whom to turn to. A few months ago I discovered that my wife was having an affair with my boss. I lost both wife and job in quick succession. My wife also took the dog. As I cannot afford my mortgage repayments, I am about to lose my house as well. Betrayed and homeless, I feel very depressed. I have become so desperate as to consider taking my own life. Please help.

-- A.W., Dulwich

Dear A.W.,

Don't do anything rash. You are on the verge of making a terrible mistake, albeit one often made by naive practitioners of cost- benefit analysis.



Collapsing bedwise, my exhaustion knows no bounds.

Just wanted to say that it was very cool meeting people this evening, especially Yonmei and BrandNewGun, who were both lovely.

It would have been lovely meeting Green_Amber if we hadn't already met last week, but you can't have everything.