From the NYTimes comes a story about professional sorority rush consultants calling themselves the Rushbiddies. Dear Lord.
Ms. von Sperling offers a Friday-to-Sunday intensive, for $8,000. One day is devoted to carrying yourself properly and the art of conversation. Treat rush, she says, as you would a job interview. Avoid politics and religion. “I teach them how to make interesting small talk: what you saw at the cinema, a trip to Europe. I don’t know too many 20-year-olds who are having a debate about economics.”
To be fair, $8,000 seems like a bargain to hire someone to tell your daughter to make sure she doesn’t seem like one of those smart brainiacs who know things about the economy.