But then the lesson after hers was a complete no-show. I should have guessed, because she's a stripper. In the history of the business, every stripper that has ever booked private lessons with me has no-showed without notice at least once. Every...single...stripper. It got to the point where I promised myself I would charge dancers for the whole lesson in advance, rather than just a $25 deposit. But I couldn't bring myself to do that, to treat them differently just because they are strippers. So I only charged her the $25 deposit. Thanks to that mistake, I lost money. I'm out a total of $150 today. Well, $100 since I keep two deposits.
I feel mistreated because I have been so respectful of strippers in THEIR place of work. I always tip, I buy lap dances, and when I bring other women in for club tours I teach them to tip and encourage them to buy lap dances. I make sure to only do tours once ever 3 months so my ladies don't take up valuable seats of men who might buy more dances than we do. I don't talk about the dancers in front of them when they are on stage and I work to educated everyday women about what they go through and the service they provide. And while my LJ dancer friends and in person dancer friends have been respectful of me, all my dancer clients have not. I've worked hard to be respectful to them in their place of work and I wish they would give me the same courtesy in my place of work.