As in the earlier case, she may find herself with an unexpected windfall of cash, although I suspect she'll learn it's not nearly enough to buy back her self-respect, especially when her kids someday trip across this lovely tale on the Internet. Or when her kids' friends find it.
Other places I've seen this story reported or commented on say they think it may not be totally on the level. I sort of hope not. And I'm not sure either, because the young lady in our story says she got the idea when her sister earned enough for tuition for school after working as a prostitute for three weeks.
According to this USA Today story, the estimated total cost for a year at a private four-year university for 2008-2009 was about $34,000. For public schools, average total cost for the same period for in-state students is about $14,000 and for out-of-state students, $25,000.
If you expect me to believe that a college student/hooker made anywhere near the $48,000 she would have to in order to fund four years at an in-state college in just three weeks, then you're softer in the head than either of these two girls. Three weeks is 21 days, which means she had to clear almost $2,300 a night every night to reach that figure.
And if the young entrepeneur worked with an already-established organization, she didn't keep all her earnings, so who knows what the actual cost would have been in order for her to keep $2,300 each night. Doing the same sets of numbers for her if she went to an out-of-state school or a private college only highlights the implausibility of the claim. Almost $6,500 a night if she was a private-school student, if you're curious. And I'm thinking that after, say 14 or 15 straight nights of sex, she might have a harder time justifying six-and-a-half large for a roll in the hay. Accountants call this "depreciation."
It sounds more like the younger sister decided to make up a reason for her act but didn't really know much about hookers, call girls or their prices. Instead of the girl in Italy, we may have a story more like this one, in which there's some bizarro "project" behind this bad behavior.
And I'm also really hoping it's not true, because it means that somewhere are two people who don't deserve the label "parents" who raised one daughter that sold herself for three weeks to earn a college degree and another who will sell herself for one night to do the same. Whether fake or fact, whether they have two kids or there's some more skewed youngsters at home ready to be loosed on the world, there's a family that needs some Jesus.