Sunday, November 22, 2009

Just curious


It is Mr. Riot Kitty's mom's birthday in a few days, and we were corresponding over e-mail regarding plans. I asked if she wanted to go to our favorite chocolate/dessert cafe, a craft store, or perhaps the porn store. Then I wrote, "Just kidding!" after the last one (luckily she has a sense of humor.)

I told Mr. RK, who laughed about it and probably had some perverted seed planted in his brain because of this conversation, because later in the day we had this conversation.

Him: "You know, I wonder how you get a job selling corporate porn to hotel chains."

Me: "WHAT?!"

Him: You know. I mean, how would you apply for that kind of a job? What would your resume look like? Would you sell different - um - packages to a Motel 6 versus a four-star European hotel? And what would the performance-based raises be based upon?

You've got to wonder now, don't you?

On a trip to London several years ago with a female friend, we were both offended by teaser ads (no pun intended) when we merely turned on the TV in the hotel room. There were short snippets of every channel the hotel had to offer, including one with heterosexual male-centered porn.

Now, I'm not a prude - I don't think porn should be censored if everyone is of age and it's consensual - but I don't need to see chauvenistic porn against my will, just because I'm trying to tune in to BBC. (Boy, there's a sentence that can't come up too often.)

But this memory came back because of yesterday's conversation and I wondered. Someone had to sell that porn package (haha) to that chain of hotels, right? What do these people say when - say on a date - someone asks, "So what do you do for a living?" Or worse, when their prospective in-laws ask?

It kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?

11 comments:

G said...

I would think that they would be as intentionally vague as humanly possible.

"By the way son, what do you do for a living?"
"Why I sell video product aimed at the mature market."
"Oooh, that's nice. Room for growth?"
"Absolutely."

BTW: my word verification was "pasters". Imagine the fun you can do with that.

Lynn said...

I wonder if they probably use some "front" job with family.

Darth Weasel said...

Just think how funny it would be if that IS where she wanted to go...


I wonder if, when nobody comes to the hotel, the hotel goes to the suppliers.

"If the porn won't come to the hotel, the hotel must go to the porn", as Moo Hom Med might say..

B said...

Did you ever see the "I can't spare a square" Seinfeld episode? Jerry's girlfriend "sells paper goods" but is actually a phone sex operator? I think that's what happens. You have several stories you use, depending on your audience. Parents don't generally seem to understand anything their kids do for a living anyway. I think that sounds like an easy lie :) Or maybe I just have slippery morals...

Fireblossom said...

They say they are second cello in the Portland Symphony. Cello players say they sell porn to hotels!

Fireblossom said...

"Cellists", I should have said.

The Peach Tart said...

I'd say media sales...nobody understands that.

Green tea said...

I don't consider myself a prude either, but porn turns me off not on.

I vote for the dessert cafe :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Na, I think the kind of person that would be doing that kind of job would have no problem telling anyone what they did for a living, especially the person they are on a date with.

Lil Red said...

I think they should remake Meet the Parents where Focker sells porn packages to hotel chains. Now that would be funny.

Riot Kitty said...

Room for growth?! LMAO!