Almost 20 years after I drove my last cab shift, I still have friends with whom I reminisce about the good old days. And so it would figure that 10 days after retiring from the adult ad biz, I’d still have a few acquaintances in the escort world. Last night I had an interesting conversation with one of those girls.
She’s a cute and popular practitioner who commutes from almost 1000 miles away to work in New York a week or two at a time after which she returns home for a while and then starts the cycle again. Curiously, the girl chooses to ride the bus 16 hours each way. As a veteran of not one but two round trip Chinese bus rides to Orlando, I’m always eager to engage in discourse about the pros and cons of bus travel.
In her case, Marie (fake name for another fake name) concentrated on the relative costs (the bus is cheaper) and the commutation factor (Port Authority is much closer than the airports) which shape her decision. I’m a thrifty and convenience-oriented guy – so I get that. We were on the same page. But where we differed came on the third point.
After an unusually turbulent ride on a budget airline a few years ago, I decided to try the bus and found the experience palatable enough to repeat the adventure. But her third issue – which she mentioned in passing at the end of the conversation? You can’t travel on a plane with more than 10 k in your baggage!
Whoa! Of course, I asked how long it took her to raise that kind of cash. And the answer was not all that long! Well…I don’t have to tell y’all that as cute as this girl was before I’d been apprised of her money-making prowess, she got even cuter after I’d heard! Yo baby! Who looks better than money in the bank? Answer: If anybody, it’s Marie. I leave you with a song with this entry’s title.