Things are not going well when the hookers start going hungry. The lack of disposable income to spend getting your rocks off as well as an influx of desperate unemployed looking to make ends meet on their back has left Germany's prostitution industry reeling.
Fox News is reporting that the sex business is finding itself having to turn to sales gimmicks in these hard economic times in order to turn a trick. Shuttle buses, all inclusive rates (no more anal up charge), and senior discounts are just a few of the tried and true methods the world's oldest profession is turning to in order to make Daddy's money in a world where it is harder and harder to justify spending money for sex. Hell, any day now Billy Mays is gonna show up on a German television screaming about hooker bargains.
But wait, there's more...
Germany has about 400,000 whores and in 2002 started allowing the prostitution industry to begin advertising, forming unions, and paying taxes (which means that with the nearly 18 billion dollar industry finding hard times is going to hit the Fatherland in it's coffers).
While it troubles me that somewhere in the world there is a hooker who is finding it harder and harder to make that dollar, there is a part of me that is not all that upset about the situation. After all, who doesn't like to come across a bargain (pun intended)???