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Published:December 14th, 2010 15:08 EST
drinking buddies

Would You Hire A Drinking Buddy?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"With the holidays approaching fast, are you in need of a drinking companion? Hire one, offers a group of entrepreneurial Ukrainians.

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For just up to 150 Ukrainian hryvnias (18 dollars), an entertainment firm in eastern Ukraine will provide you with a drinking buddy with whom you can talk everything from politics to art to women or simply bemoan the condition of the world.

Yulia Peyeva, head of Kind Fairy that organizes weddings and birthdays says offering drinking companions for hire have been one of her firm`s most in-demand services since they opened last December."


The drinking buddies aren`t escorts, although if an escort drinks as much as the typical customer, he or she may end up in bed with the customer.

I would be embarrassed to hire a drinking pal, it would be an admission that I don`t have any friends that want to hang out with me. What a depressing thought; I think I need a beer.

But I would consider hiring a drinking companion, because most of my friends don`t know Jack about politics or art.

Hiring a drinking buddy for $18 beats paying a psychiatrist $300 an hour. And a drinking buddy won`t stress you out by asking you if you hate your mother.

The Ukrainian company needs to set up shop in the United States.

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