Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A hot little business

Plenty of businesses are being creative, and coming up with ways to draw new customers in, while rewarding (and keeping) loyal, long-time customers. Many places, in the wake of the economic stimulus checks, offered to match at least a portion of the check, thereby making the money count double. Of course, many people who received their checks used them to pay down (or off) bills, but that's besides the point. A certain percentage was still able to filter money back into the economy, and, out of those that did, not everyone dropped the check into a savings account.

So it should come as no surprise that there are businesses looking to partner up with gas stations, to help ease the burden there a little bit. What is a bit surprising is that one entrepreneur who's decided to assist in this particular area is someone who runs a brothel in Nevada.

That's right, folks. For the low, low cost of $300, or about an hour's worth of brothel "services", you too can get a voucher for $50 worth of gasoline. So, after emptying your "tank" with a worker from the world's oldest profession, you can refill for less. With that sort of deal, you can even afford to get some liquids and a sandwich or two back into your system.

In fact, this business venture has been so successful that the brothel has already had to secure a new shipment of vouchers. Oh, and for those doing the math at home, the $50 is an average of the cost to drive from Las Vegas to the brothel and back again.

If only there was a way to get gas stations to give a voucher for using the brothel. That might improve business at both ends.

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