I was a Sidepiece For a Saudi Minister’s Mistress

It was an even trade: translation services for bathtub access.

Vue des toits de Paris — Vincent van Gogh, 1886

I didn’t plan it that way (does anybody ever?), but on a hiatus from a career, while bumming around Europe in my late 20s, I ended up becoming the outside guy for a woman who was otherwise occupied by a high-ranking official in the Saudi Arabian government.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store