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!