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The usual process of enticing strippers has several
significant problems for the nightclub involved.
1: People feel the pain of cash more than credit.
2: With cash it is often difficult to discern the
denomination without some inspection, and that
inspection can't be easily done
by a stripper moving
3: Patrons can easily run out of
The solution to this problem is credit
chits. These would be pieces of paper of different size
and color depending on the value and/or VIP status of
the patron. They would be made difficult to copy,
purchasable by credit card from a machine right there in
the room, and impossible to sell back. Chits also have
the advantage of being printable at no cost by the club.
Patrons willing to foot the cost of becoming a Special
Member (and any police that need bribing) could have
VIP-only specially colored chits.
The chits can be
traded in for cash (by staff only) at the end of the night.
Prostitution laws may be by-passable this way
too since there is (possibly) no exchange of cash
involved. The nightclub can say "we don't track our chits,
and the patrons can barter on their own" and the patron
can say "I didn't pay her anything! I just gave her a
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||who has a bar code reader? cover her in credit card swipe machines.
||if that isn't a fetish, it'll be one.
||//Prostitution laws may be by-passable this way too since there is (possibly) no exchange of cash involved. //
||Nice try. When I was an assistent DA they wanted one of my colleagues to prosecute a girl who was paid for her services with a pack of cigarettes and a fried chicken box dinner.
||My colleague balked, just as she did when they wanted to prosecute a deaf mute girl who would advertise by making oral sex motions and then holding up all ten fingers.
||They really were a bunch of jackals.
||// They really were a bunch of jackals //
||It must grind you down, having to spend your working days dealing with low-life scum like that.
||Pimps, prostitutes, paedophiles and drug dealers must be a breath of fresh air by comparison.
||PS We REALLY like [HegelStone]'s bar-code idea .... we can read them with our head-mounted lasers .....