Monday, July 04, 2005


Underbelly News
Downtown Eastside

Hi All!

This post appeared on the tyee's comments section where a debate was raging on. I love it and Thank You to Quiet Penguin for posting it!



commentor: quietpenguinposted: 3 Days Ago

This conversation needs some levity. A story about the possible outcome of the legalization of the sex trade profession:

A dedicated Local 416 Union worker was attending a
convention in Vancouver and decided to check out the
local brothels. When he got to the first one, he asked
the Madam, "Is this a union house?" No," she replied,
"I'm sorry, it isn't." "Well, if I pay you $100.00,
what cut do the girls get?" "The house gets $80.00 and
the girls get $20.00." Mightily offended at such
unfair dealings, the man stomped off down the
street in search of a more equitable, hopefully
unionized shop.

His search continued until finally he reached a
brothel where the Madam responded, "Why, yes, sir,
this IS a union house." The man asked, "And if I pay
you $100.00, what cut do the girls get?" "The girls
get $80.00 and the house gets $20.00."

"That's more like it!!!" the Teamster said.
He handed the Madam $100.00, looked around the room
and pointed to a stunningly attractive blonde. "I'd
like her for the night."

"I'm sure you would, sir," said the Madam, then
pointing to an 85-year-old woman in the corner, "but
Ethel here has seniority."