frotherPest wrote:I think it's a bit of both.
We all know that it's a specific kind of transactional relationship they have with him.
He's giving his online girlfriends "jobs". They do a little work, blow him some kisses on skype to inflate his ego and get money out of him. I'm sure that he's not their only one.
The occasional sob story gets them a few extra dollars or a chicken, here and there. It's such a common scam that Transpinay use on their online American boyfriends, and we know Bill has been outright scammed by a couple of them through this means.
Bill has learned that he can pass off these stories to his suckers -- who will do the donating for him and get him an upskirt flash in return. So he has learned to make up these stories, as well, to get some more cash.
In this case, geniuses that they both are, one of them forgot the story from just a short while ago and came up with this new one.
Not so long ago Bill declared that he was having to sack them as he couldn't afford them (his hobby) any more. Obviously not his fault at all (see Drjackson's quote and the reply at the bottom of page 4255)
So the good'ol'boys had a whip round and he announced that they (some/ all?) were back on a part time basis.
Now it seems they're all back on the payroll (as full timers?) Though not doing any actual work, obviously, as shown by the chaotic state of TMP, the membership backlog, the bugs, the missed deadlines for traders show announcements etc.
And yet the dozy cunts are still giving him money to support this utter shambles.