Call it money, fantasy, adventure or love, but as you read this, a rich woman is nuts about her watchman or houseboy and a tycoonâs heart flutters each time he sees the house girl.
Indeed, itâs said that true love overcomes all obstacles, including little things like money and caste.
When Maria, 42, dumped her rich and famous husband for her houseboy Simon, 28, everyone was shocked because it seemed ridiculous. At face value, Maria seemed contented with her husband and no one suspected the couple was struggling with severe marital problems.
It all seemed harmless when she started revealing her secrets to Simon and sharing how miserable she was in her marriage. Simon was all ears. The two grew closer, perhaps drawn together by mutual disdain for a common bully. One thing led to the other and Simon found himself in her bed.
After one year, Maria filed for divorce. She was left with their large maissonette, two cars and several millions in the bank. Soon after the divorce, Simon moved in. They have never looked back.
Simon says that ever since he married Maria, they have made enemies and friends in equal measure. Recently, he says, a female neighbour dismissed him as a gold digger in front of his friends at a party where he had been invited. She told him to his face that he should be ashamed for breaking a marriage because of his greed and love for money and a good life.
Fixing the bulb
Similarly, there are a number of cute girls who have been trying to seduce him now that he has money and a good car. He, however, insists that he is in love with Maria and that he would have married her whether she was rich or poor.
Danielâs case is different. When his boss told him to fix a bulb in her bedroom, he went without a second thought. Only when she walked in naked while he was fixing the bulb did he realise that she needed him for other reasons.
She languorously sucked up to him, but frightened of the consequences, he lied that he needed to use the washroom and fled. Of course he wasnât surprised when she unceremoniously sacked him the following morning.