Skip to comments.Green Discounts for using bicycle or public transit.. a brothel in Berlin changes it business model
Posted on 10/22/2009 11:24:21 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
A profession O and CONgre$$ won't be messing with 'pay' rates anytime soon?
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
A Ukrainian prostitute walks towards a room in a brothel in an appartment in Berlin in 2007. Stung by the economic crisis, a brothel in Berlin has leapt on the "green" bandwagon and is offering discounts to clients who can prove they arrived by public transport or bicycle -- with some success. (AFP/DDP/File/Axel Schmidt)
what about just walking?
afp piece from a few days ago..
Berlin brothel goes green to beat the crisis BERLIN (AFP) Stung by the economic crisis, a brothel in Berlin has leapt on the "green" bandwagon and is offering discounts to clients who can prove they arrived by public transport or bicycle -- with some success.
"Everyone's a winner," explained Regina Goetz, a former prostitute who runs the "Maison d'envie" (House of Desire) brothel in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg, a district in the former East Berlin, which is a stronghold for the ecologist Green party.
"The environment is a topic on everyone's lips and it's pretty difficult to park around here. So we came up with the idea of an 'eco discount' of five euros (7.40 dollars) to anyone who leaves the car at home," Goetz told AFP.
"The crisis has slashed our turnover in half in the last year," the 56-year-old told AFP over coffee and cakes, flanked by scantily clad prostitutes.
But the green discounts have proved a roaring success and got business back on track, she said.
Fifteen minutes in the brothel costs 25 euros (37 dollars) rather than 30 euros for environmentally-conscious punters, around 10 percent of whom have taken up the offer.
To qualify for the discount, "clients who come by bike show their helmet or their padlock keys," she said. "Others hand in their ticket or monthly pass if they have come on the bus."
.. the brothel is “a business like any other” and prostitution is a legal sector in Germany with around 400,000 employees.
“In these tight times, we are cutting costs. We’ve binned the tax advisor, reduced the hours of the cleaning lady and I only buy low-cost cleaning products,” she said.
They should lose green points for allowing smoking, this promotes poor indoor air quality.
I don’t see a single black person in this establishment. Green whorehouses are racist.
Maybe they have a patio or garden area. I like the barstools.. a cold heinie and a nice cigar. Mmm Mmm Mmm
people have always said that having sex is a lot like riding a bike, but this takes it one step further.
I can see the guy coming in the door..
How come you’re so winded and red-faced, Honey?
I was just out riding my bike.
Actually, riding a bike is not very good for the male reproductive organs. The brothels may end up softening their business even more.
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