Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The Price is Wrong

I like to take comfort in the thought of how much what I do is worth. For instance, washing, starching and ironing DOB's shirt, at say, $4 a shirt and about 5 minutes of labor: $80/hour. Not bad.

So I couldn't believe when I read in this story that apparently the going rate for a surrogate pregnancy is only $15,000. That's all? I don't think I'd even give birth for that amount. All moral considerations aside, if I were charging for just being pregnant--with no fun on either end--I would charge at least three or four times that amount.

Mothers out there, what would you charge? (And hey, I bet the dads would have some ground to talk here, too.)

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