I give him the low down, I tell him how not to get ripped off. How to cross check reviews to ads, where to look for reviews, what mall sites to look on, how to check phone numbers, reputations, web presence and most of all how to spot a fake, a rip off and an bait an switch agency… We talk about his desire to see an escort, why he wants to see one, what kinda experience he’s looking for… yadda yadda yadda.
He takes none of my advice. He calls two girls after midnight, off Backpage, who show up with two bulky bald bad ass drivers and they pretty much rob him of over 400 bucks with the “whole were not hookers were dancers”, “all this money goes to the agency if you want more you have to pay more” never to provide any service standard operating Los Angeles bait and switch agency procedure, the full experience i tried to teach him how to avoid.
Since I’m one of his oldest friends and he mine he did tell me about his rip off experience also throwing in that “wow you really know your stuff, it happened just like you had said it would” no shit Sherlock! Then the question came, he asked me how I knew so much. I responded with “I just know things” and i left it at that, he didn’t press me. Though he’s probably one of the people I could tell I was an escort and had been one for years I just wasn’t up to the whole confess and tell all the stories kinda conversations I know id be in for if I fessed up to my secret life. I did try to scare him a little because i didn’t want him to try again and not take my advice and put himself in a bad situation. Especially when there are so many awesome legit women working in LA he’d have a good experience with.As another friend of mine said.. being ripped off is part of the process. I guess it is. My good friend who had the inside track did everything he could to be ripped off, he went out of his way to get ripped off. Maybe because it was reinforcing to himself how he shouldn’t be banging hookers, who knows really but so many guys are not smart about seeing hookers, i cant even begin to count the number of clients who told me about their rip off story when they first started down the paid companionship road. Usually they only get ripped off once, then they get smart about it.. So maybe it is part of the process in paying for sex, it really could be.
I told my friend that the next time he had the urge to give away his money that he could just write me a check… he laughed but I was serious.