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Monday, October 12, 2009

Hooker Strike Wreaks Havoc Among Unemployed New York Bankers

The droves of unemployed bankers coming to Buenos Aires to take advantage of lifestyle arbitrage made popular by the Playboy Article are finding an unforeseen impediment: Prostitutes, like Atlas of the popular novel, have just shrugged.

Prostitutes claim that they are not being paid for the full value that they provide. "These bankers think they are John Galt, but they are just commonplace Johns," says Gabriella, a local working girl. "Prices have gone up for our supplies. Everything from lube to nipple cream, to six-inch heels has risen, but the customers keep bargaining for lower prices. And you can't insist to the client that he bring his own butt-plug, because they don't know where or how to buy them. Something has to give."

In addition, hygiene costs have risen even further in order to battle the Swine Flu. Beatrice, who runs Hookers & Coke tours for travelers in Argentina, thinks that the strike will be over in a few weeks. "Once the clients understand that there is a minimum price they have to meet, and that they are getting full value for that price, work will resume. Foreigners from Britain and America are now under the impression that they can get services as cheaply as they can in Asia. This isn't Thailand."

3 comments:

  1. Damn right it isn't Thailand! It's expensive to live in this city! Very. What's wrong with people any way?! What kind of man bargains for sex?! Sickening!
    "Oh, I'm too emotionally stunted to have a real relationship with another human so I would like to rent your body for my personal use so that I can pretend I'm a normal healthy human being, but I'm also cheap, and more than cheap, I've got power issues so I want to see how cheaply I can get you to sell yourself to me." Gross! Pay full price you goobers. These people are trying to make a living in one of the most expensive cities in this part of the world. Probably you want gorgeous, well dressed, under 25 and clean too. So American. I want it all and I want it for free....

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  2. The old adage, "You get what you pay for" has never rang so true... it's too bad people don't take the time to talk with these girls, because if they did, they would feel so guilty because they have often lived lives of constant deprivation, and would be more oh philanthropist than philanderer.

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  3. The explanation for this phenomenon can be found on my blog under "Language School for Boys". Basically the more enterprising professionals, having realised they need to learn English to get ahead, have inflation linked their expected earnings to those of TEFL teachers in the Capital. Thus it is clearly the responsibility of the native Argy to deflate the price of hookers by negotiating hard with their English teachers, or else insisting they fulfil a wider brief. Still confused? Go to www.bluebookba.com/blog
    - if the moderator here allows shameless self promotion.

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