Now Which Is More Unrealistic — That Carrie Is Supposed To Be 35 Or . . . ?

TBS is playing a rerun of Season 4 of HBO’s Sex and the City. In Episode 64, Carrie has just broken up with Aidan and is looking to buy an apartment. The bank loan officer tells her that despite being New York Magazine’s best columnist or whatever, she’s an undesirable candidate for a loan. The episode aired on January 27, 2002. Wasn’t anyone and everyone able to get a loan back then?