Wednesday, November 14, 2007
According to press reports, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, pictured near left, is demanding to be paid in Euros rather than in U.S. currency. According to Bloomberg, Bundchen is making this demand so that she can "remain the world's richest model" and she is insisting on payment in Euros even in a new contract entered into with Cincinnati-based Proctor & Gamble.
Inspired by her example, and by my desire to remain (well, become actually, but let's not quibble) the world's richest contracts law professor, I demanded that I be paid in Euros beginning in the next academic year. Dean Jay Conison, pictured far left, was unmoved. "Jeremy," he said, "I know Gisele Bundchen. Gisele Bundchen is a friend of mine. You're no Gisele Bundchen. And please stop vogueing."
This isn't over, Conison!