22 June 2010

Club Romeo's Ladyboy Put Down

Club Romeo, one of the 2 ladyboy bars in Singapore was telecasting a live World Cup match.
My friend and I went in early for good seat. Since my regular ladyboy was not in town, it meant nearly 2 hours of watching football and in between, what went on around us.
Behind us, it was the usual thing, a customer would walk in and almost instantly, he would be encircled by no less than a dozen  smiling ladyboys all standing about a metre away, hoping that he would he ask for one of them for company and the “usual”. We saw this being repeated a number of times as a new customer walked in.
However, one customer, I thought, was really something. He came early and chatted up a slim ladyboy at the bar. He was persuaded to buy her a drink by the bartender and chatted with her for a while. Then suddenly, he turned and started chatting with another ladyboy behind him leaving the first one stranded. In the end, he ended up doing this with four ladyboys and all four were almost “held to ransom” all because, I believe, one of them thought they would get lucky and end up at least, with a “short time” deal. 
After an hour, nothing transpired! Ultimately, he may have made a decision and taken a ladyboy or two. But, my point is, I thought he made a monkey of them. He basically dangled a banana in front of them and later pulled it away.
I thought that wasn’t right. Yes, this may be the ladyboy’s “profession” and these experiences come with the territory, but they’re human beings at end of the day. Didn’t they deserve some consideration? 
During that hour they could have looked for other customers, had a meal, gone to the toilet or surely done something more productive than keep this guy company. And if my eyesight served right, only one ladyboy got a drink.
I’ll let you guys decide whether the ladyboys deserved it or the customer was an absolute arsehole.
Cheers all, may your favourite football team win their match!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the ladyboy deserve most of them in Romeo very proud. I went once wont go again

Anonymous said...

Sound like lb kena con.

Anonymous said...

it's part of the job. they'll live. you have good customers and you have bad ones. just like in any other service-oriented industry. no big deal.

Dick Rick said...

Yes, in the service industry you get bad and good customers. However the bad customers don't cost you anything aside from them being rude or being a downright pain in the ass.
In this case this costs the lbs money.

Anonymous said...

Dick, I am newbie to the scene and have always been curious abt the scene at Romeo's. So you are saying if we do not intend to choose the LB, we should not buy her a drink or chat up with her? Purely innocent question as I am not sure I got your point in the blog.

Dick Rick said...

The guy had four lbs waiting around him. As far as I remember he only bought one drink and had all four hanging around him!
That's too much. You mean he planned to take four???
By all means buy one a drink and don't take. Maybe you discovered there was no chemistry and you didn't want to make a commitment. That's fine in my opinion.
But to make the other three lbs look like idiots isn't the right thing. Come on, you shouldn't give people false hopes.