|Brothels offer discounted gas prices
[ 2006-09-01 09:13 ]
|A brothel promotions team member poses for a
photograph at Circular Quay in Sydney before a truck sets off on a
drive through city streets to advertise the brothel October 4,
Hot and bothered by rising
pump prices? Australian brothels are offering clients discounts based on
their gas bills.
Brothel owners claim the system works much the
same way as supermarkets which offer shoppers discounted gas prices by
presenting their grocery bills when they fill up their tanks.
"If you come in and spend time with one of our lovely ladies, we'll
give you a discount of 20 cents a liter," Kerry, manager of Sydney brothel
The Site, said on Wednesday.
There is no link between brothels, petrol providers or supermarkets but
brothels say the system is simple.
Once you've filled up your car, bring your receipt to the brothel and
they'll discount the price of your visit.
The bill for a full 50-liter tank at 126.9 cents per liter comes to
A$63.45 ($48.22). With the offered 20c a liter discount, the petrol bill
would have instead come to A$53.45.
That A$10 difference is taken off the A$150 cost of a 30-minute session
with one of the brothel's "service providers."
The Site has taken out cut-out newspaper ads offering the service.
"We're getting more media exposure, if you want to put it that way,
than basically bums on beds," Kerry said.
Brothels are legal across most of Australia, but states have strict
laws against soliciting and running brothels in residential areas, and
near churches or schools.