Monday, October 6, 2008

Hookers, Prostitues and Crack Whores

I work in a not so nice city. The economy around the area has been hit really hard since the recession has started. Unemployment is through the roof. Therefore, a lot of women have turned to "selling themselves" to make a living. I was delivering last night in the downtown area when I was flagged down by a hooker not four blocks from both the city police station and the county sheriff's office. I, of course, did not part take in her services. I like the company of women like most other guys, but I do not like the possibility of getting arrested or catching something that modern science is yet to identify.

Tonight I was out on delivery in a not so nice neighborhood and drove past a ran down apartment building where apparently one of the working girls had just finished with a client. She walked out the door onto the steps bare assed naked, picked up her clothes and started putting them back on and motioned me to come over and talk to her. Again, I did not partake.

My point is this, my town isn't that big. It only has about 25,000 people in it. I have noticed a large surge in violent crime, drug dependency and prostitution over the last year or so. The economy is not getting better and I feel it will get worse before it gets better, if it ever does. I think as money gets tighter and more and more women are out of work they are going to start turning to this type of "employment" more often.

The police did a big sting operation and arrested like 12 of these women about a year ago. They said in the local paper that they figured that they had 15 to 20 girls that they knew for sure were working the streets. I bet since that time, there are 3 to 4 times as many out on the streets. To make matters worse, since the city, county and state have all had major budget cuts and gas prices are through the roof, you don't see but about 20% of the police patrol that you once did.

I think my hometown is headed right down the old crapper.


ariadneK, Ph.D. said...

Good to see you back!

As for your town going down the crapper, I think it's happening all over in a very BIG way, and it's pretty fucking scary. I agree that economically things are probably going to get a lot worse before they get any better.

seaslover said...

Thank you for voicing what every politician in this country is deathly afraid of saying out loud for fear the media will get a hold of it and scream it from the highest points on Earth:
yes, that is EXACTLY what we are in the midst of - dumb a**holes just won't admit it!
Sorry about your neighborhood. I'm fortunate (thus far) to live in an area where this is probably not going to be an issue - it's a suburb of Atlanta, and a WELL-OFF community. I think the only place I've ever seen a prostitute is in Vegas. Of course, they call them "escorts" there - more high class - same gig. I don't think I could EVER do something like that - I would hope I would never be in a position where I would have to resort to that either. It's truly a sad point in our history :( j