Clever

In Heidelberg he began an affair with a woman married to an economics professor. Rather than confront him, the professor invited Eugster to a faculty party and introduced him to his most attractive student.

The strategy worked; the man’s marriage recovered and Eugster wed the student, Edda, in 1954. The union produced two children, Andre, an ophthalmologist, and Christian, a civil servant, who live in Switzerland and survive him.

17 comments on “Clever

  1. If it was me, I’d have introduced my cheating Mrs to my best looking male student, got off with Edda and left that bastard Eugster high and dry. It would have had the additional advantage of not introducing another civil servant into the world.

  2. DocBud,
    That’s the ideal solution; but given that his own wife was cheating on him, it’s reasonable to assume that the Prof had no chance with a younger girl.

  3. Andrew M – “That’s the ideal solution; but given that his own wife was cheating on him, it’s reasonable to assume that the Prof had no chance with a younger girl.”

    Well he might have had no chance with younger girls as a whole. But she was his student. Female students naturally look up to and admire men in positions of authority above them. He may have had a chance precisely because she was his student.

  4. Wasn’t Heidelberg University rather renown for duelling with sabres? Strikes me Eugster was fortunate not to be remembered for having half a nose.

  5. And, if they didn’t already know, the surviving offspring can now be in no doubt that they’re the product of a union engineered to stop their sleazebag father destroying another man’s marriage – and that the rest of the world knows it too. I doubt that’s of much consequence to the civil servant, but it might be a bit of a poke in the eye for the opthalmologist.

  6. DocBud, if I got a coat for every bad joke I made here I’d have more layers than an egg farm. I could almost feel guilty about it, except you’re all such gluttons for punishment.

    I’ll get me coat.

  7. Dearieme: How attractive is the most attractive student of an economist likely to be?

    If only one could think of an actual professor with, you know, actual students to whom the question might be addressed.

    DocBud: Ed Milliband’s sloppy seconds?

    Didn’t Ed Balls plough that particular furrow as well?

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