A Note on Relationships: The article "Outsourcing your life" in Sunday's Chicago Tribune points out that "hiring others to care for family, plan events, shop, even detail our desires is increasingly becoming a part of the middle-class picture".
Professionals are now for hire
To tell you what you should desire.
And if you can afford it, maybe
They can help you name your baby.
Are you lonesome? You can spend
A few bucks renting out a friend.
They'll walk your dogs and buy your gifts
And clear your sidewalk of snowdrifts.
They'll find a date, a mate, a nanny.
And even play your favorite granny.