Monday, August 26, 2013

Money Wisdom #161

“Yes. I had agreed to go, and I didn’t want to spoil the party. Dinner was good, and my date was charming enough. I didn’t pay much attention to the show. I couldn’t. I was too anxious about the rest of the evening.” She paused, focused her eyes over my shoulder. “Yes, I slept with him. And yes, he gave me fifty dollars. And yes, I took it. . . Aren’t you going to ask me why I took the money? . . . I wanted the damned money. And I wanted to know how it felt. Being a whore.”

Lawrence Block The Sins of Our Fathers (1976)
quoted in Laura Agustin Good-time girls and other non-professionals taking money for sex (2013) from The Naked Anthropologist blog (link)

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