Pia Poppenreiter, the company’s CEO, stands and greets me with a rushed hug.
"You picked a great day to visit," she says, in a voice that suggests more cigarettes than hours of sleep.
He worked at a startup; he was visiting New York on business.
"I was like, oh, he’s kind of …" Neither had plans that night, so they started figuring out where they could meet up for a drink.
The entire time i knew her i had never seen her with makeup, her hair was always tied up, and she always wore baggy sweatpants and a big jacket.
now that i know her better im pretty sure this was a way to keep guys away from her.
I had no romantic interest in her whatsoever at this point, she was just a cool chick.
i would ask her stuff about hooking and she was always very honest about everything.
To those outside the industry, it offers a fascinating insight into how these women balance their professional and personal lives.
I met her around 8 months ago because she lived with a friend of mine, and i would see her everyday for a couple hours because he would have her run errands and stuff for him and i drove.
We became friends during the 4 months of this, and then my friend was arrested and the apartment was in his name so they locked her out and i let her come stay with me.
Im not sure what to expect but it seems like there has to be some kind of change if not damage, regarding emotions and sex.
This whole situation is really weird for me, because i NEVER thought i would have anything to do with a girl who had done this type of shit.