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Berlin brothel cuts rates for 'green' customers
Seattle Times ^
| Mary MacPherson Lane
Posted on 10/16/2009 11:00:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
BERLIN Part of Berlin's red-light scene is going green. One bordello, hoping to stave off falling demand in the economic crisis, has begun offering discounts to customers who pedal bicycles to the door. "It's very difficult to find parking around here, and this option is better for our environment," said Thomas Goetz, who owns the brothel Maison d'Envie, or House of Desire. Local residents in Prenzlauer Berg - a part of former East Berlin now home to scores of trendy boutiques, restaurants and clubs - had staunchly supported the Green party in recent elections and have welcomed the bordello's offer to emphasize the environment. The bordellos in the capital of Germany, where prostitution is legal, have seen business suffer with the global financial crisis. Patrons have become more frugal, and there are fewer potential customers coming to the city for business trips and conferences.
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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: berlin; brothel; germany; green; napl; prostitutes
To qualify, customers must show the receptionist either a bicycle padlock key or proof they used public transit to get to the neighborhood....
And what's the discount for showing up nude on a bike?....you know...ready to go?
If it’s green, you might want to take a pass on him, honey...
posted on 10/16/2009 11:02:58 AM PDT
(I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
Will reusing condoms save the planet?
LOL, Friday afternoon laugh
posted on 10/16/2009 11:05:21 AM PDT
( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the government spending you demand stupid")
"To qualify, customers must show the receptionist either a bicycle padlock key or proof they used public transit to get to the neighborhood."....Those wacky Germans!
To: Jack Wilson
Wonder if AlGore has a piece of this pie too!
Millions for tribute ... not a penny for those who really need it.
posted on 10/16/2009 11:14:47 AM PDT
(I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
I thought they were giving discounts for guys who didn’t quite understand what was expected of them.
posted on 10/16/2009 11:23:36 AM PDT
(Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
You know the west coast hasn’t eaten lunch yet don’t you?
posted on 10/16/2009 11:23:51 AM PDT
(Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
Can I get an additional discount if I use a condom made out of hemp?
I have a better idea. Instead of the ho’s working in the brothels, they should ride the bikes. That way they could PEDAL THEIR ASS all over town.
posted on 10/16/2009 12:05:00 PM PDT
Discount for leprechauns? What about someone with a huge fungus/
posted on 10/16/2009 12:16:03 PM PDT
by sheik yerbouty
( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
JMHO but green and brothel should never appear in the same sentence! :(
To: AngelesCrestHighway; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
posted on 10/16/2009 2:47:53 PM PDT
(Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
To: Stoat; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
posted on 10/16/2009 5:49:51 PM PDT
by Slings and Arrows
("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
Simple PR: The brothel will more than make up for the discounts due to all the free advertising from the world media.
posted on 10/17/2009 2:44:09 AM PDT
(Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
>>> “I thought they were giving discounts for guys who didnt quite understand what was expected of them.”
Whew - so it wasn’t just me! :o)
posted on 10/17/2009 9:15:37 AM PDT
by Titan Magroyne
(Freedom is taken, not given.)
Apparently “riding the town bike” has a different meaning in Berlin.
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