There was also talk about the economy of the world. The reality of the matter finally hit me. The world is in dire straits. People are cutting back on their money-for-sex habits! Say it isn't so!!
In Germany, where prostitution is legal, brothels have had to create their own stimulus packages to lure customers back.
Here are some of the highlights of the article (with a few of my own thoughts thrown in for good measure):
Some brothels have cut prices or added free promotions (All you can eat Tuesdays?) while others have introduced all-inclusive (Exactly what does all-inclusive..well, INCLUDE?) flat-rate fees. Free shuttle buses (that's a plus), discounts for seniors (I'd like the Senior Citizen discount, please) and taxi drivers (how did they decide on taxi drivers as opposed to say, trash collectors?), as well as "day passes" (do they get their hand stamped if they leave so they can get back "in"?) are among marketing strategies designed to keep business going.Well, AOL can help you there ladies! I think it's no coincidence that they also highlighted the article "7 Great Side Jobs for Extra Cash" today.
Berlin's "Pussy Club" has attracted media attention with its headline-grabbing "flat rate" -- a 70-euro admission charge for unlimited food, drink and sex between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m (Isn't that when most people work? Maybe that's the problem, they need some night hours for the ones with the money!). "Our offer might sound like it's too good to be true, but it's real. You can eat as much as you want (giggle), drink as much as you want and have as much sex as you want." (WHAT A DEAL!) said club manager Stefan, who requested his surname not be published (Of course, he wouldn't want you to think poorly of him).
The manager of the "GeizHaus," said the effects of the economic crisis were clear. "The regular customers who used to come by two or three times a week are only coming by once or twice a week now." (Oh those poor men, they've had to resort to DIY!)
A prostitute in Berlin said "Just about every one's turning to advertising in one form or another,". (Maybe they can start blogging and run ads on their sites!) "If the consumer electronics shop and the optician come out with rebates and special promotions, why shouldn't we try the same thing?" (YOU GO GIRL!) She is worried, however, that the crisis has led to "price dumping". (How immoral!) "You'll find a lot of customers trying to negotiate prices down now, a 30-year-old came up to me and said 'I lost my job so will you give me a discount?'." (How dare he! Listen guy, she works hard for the money! So hard for it honey!)Some are alarmed that amateur prostitutes -- mostly women with low-paid careers (you know, those lower class people)-- were increasingly turning to prostitution to make ends meet. "More and more women are moonlighting on the weekends," one said. (What about the prostitutes? How do they supplement their dwindling incomes? How do they moonlight?)
- Dog Walker- (I'm not touching that subject)
- Handy(wo)man- (Don't forget your tools)
- Medical Transcription- (Just be prepared to take a skills test)
- Wills/Medical Power of Attorney- (For all of you Lawyer/Prostitutes)
- Income Tax Preparer- (Do prostitutes PAY taxes?)
- Teach a Hobby- (You could have a class for all of those amateurs!)
- Babysitting- (Most kids have dads...this could be a win-win situation!)