Pretty Early for a Pretty Woman

Sunday, May 20, 2007
I had a run in (literally) with a hooker this morning, and it made me sad.

As usual, I was up early. Needing to put some money on my laundry card, I headed out to the convenience store/gas station on the corner. As I crossed the street and into the parking lot, I noticed a blue truck sitting in front of the store. There were two people sitting inside, looking as though they were waiting for the store to open. Oh crap, I thought. They probably don't open until 7... (yes, I was up and out, doing errands at the ass crack of dawn once again). However, when I pulled on the door it opened, the clerk said 'good morning', and I went about my business.

I made my way to the card reader machiney thing (what DO you call those?) and proceeded to load it up with credits. In the middle of my transaction, I was almost run over by a women coming around the corner from using the washroom. First of all, unless you're Britney Spears or about to blow a hole in your bloomers, why oh why would you use a gas station washroom? Ick Ick and ... Ick! Secondly, the only people dressed in the manner that she was that early in the morning are either prostitutes or ... Britney Spears. Sure the girl (she couldn't have been over 20) was blonde but I doubt she's had a couple or three number one pop hits. We avoided actually knocking each other to the ground and she headed outside, right into the truck with the two fellas sitting inside.

I have no problem with prostitution provided that it's voluntary. A woman's body is her own and if she wants to sell her services, more power to her. It's been happening for thousands of years, and it will continue for a few thousand more (provided the planet sticks around that long). Legalize it and tax it - lots of income for the government. But that's another story which I'll eventually deal with at another time.

Back to what made me sad. If she had gotten into a vehicle with one man, a woman, a man and a woman, I wouldn't have felt so bad. Heck if she had gotten into a vehicle with a couple of other young 20-somethings dressed in a similar manner I might just HAVE believed it was Britney out carousing with Paris and Lindsey. No, it was a vehicle with two men. Difficult enough for a young women of her petite size to fend off one man if something went wrong but two men would be impossible.

In years past, I might not have given it much thought other than "Oooh I say a hooker today! Tee hee". However, given the number of prostitutes murdered and dumped in local farmers' fields around Edmonton in the past years, not to mention Robert Pickton's "alleged" murder of 50 Vancouver area women, many of them prostitutes, makes me sad. I'm not thinking "tee hee" today, I'm just hoping she managed to get back safe and sound.

**Disclaimer: I have no proof that she actually was a prostitute but it was certainly the impression I got.

Want to lose some weight? Try hot sauce. A surgeon in the US decided to design his own diet plan and it helped him lose 70 pounds! Hot sauce on cake though? Hmmm, no thanks. Oh...wait...I think that's the idea...

And a special news item for Red who shares my longing for the big mountain, a 17 year old American girl has scaled Mount Everest with her father, making her possibly the youngest person to have climbed the seven summits. That's right...she's only 17. She has her own blog which you can check out. Some people are amazing.

9 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Damn that would be one tough way to make a living. I suppose it would be naive to assume that those were her brothers driving her home from a costume party?

Wandering Coyote said...

I sure hope she makes it safely home, too. Prostitution IS sad. Lots of those girls don't feel like they have any choice...

ems said...

Been thinking about this a lot recently for a similar reason. Keep going round in circles though. Realistically we are never going to stamp prostitution out so should we not legalise it in the hope of at least making it a little bit safer?

Tanya said...

That is indeed sad.

Adam said...

Very insightful - hot sauce diet huh? Sounds like it could work, unless you eat nothing but hot wings...

check out my new post "Examination Room" - another piece of lovely writing, I hope - comment and lemme know what you think

Red said...

I know! Everest season is in full swing! An Italian woman has just summited with her husband and no supplemental oxygen. And Bear Grylls (I think that's his surname), who was the youngest person ever to climb Everest, has just become the first person to paraglyde ABOVE it. Looks like a fantastically successful season.

Red said...

Bear Grylls climbed Everest aged 24. I guess as he lost the "youngest person" record to this 17-year-old girl, he must have felt like he should establish another...

Sheamus the... said...

i think i would only use the taco bell hot sauce so it wouldnt work for me because i would have to eat a taco too...or a quessadilla.
You should tell me some laundry matte techniques because i have to start going to one and i am not excited.

georgei said...

I came across your blog about the "hooker". I must say you are either a very judgemental person or very naive. Did you never go out all night with friends and party? Do you not think that maybe she was with her boyfriend and one of his friends? Maybe you should not just assum the worst of people. I don't know you from jack, but I would not just assum that you are hypocrite just from reading your blogs but get to know you as a person before make a statement of that kind.

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