Don’t get too excited. The story isn’t as sexy as the title might lead you to believe. Amy works the door at a strip club. She works at an “upscale” joint, but I’m sure she still runs into her fair share of scumbags. The proof can be found in the story below. Amy wrote a good story. I hope she delivers more.
I am the door girl at an upscale strip club. Not only do I check ID’s and take the cover charge, but I make change, handle coat check, call limos and cabs, reserve hotels, run bottle service, match clients with their preferred dancers, handle VIP, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and process credit card payments for dances. The only thing I don’t do is take my clothes off, at all. It’s standard, well-known strip club etiquette to tip the door girl every time she performs a service for you, usually 20%, less for easily attained large-ticket items like private rooms. $10 cover charge? Drop $2 in my tip jar. $600 private room? $20-$40. I make your stripper dreams come true, and I do it all standing for 8 hours in a miniskirt and 7 inch heels.
A rather intoxicated gentleman wanted to get a private dance. I found him the dancer he wanted, arranged for his bottle service to be sent to the private room, and went to process his payment. He wanted to buy a $600 private room. I ran his card- declined. $450 private room- declined. $300- declined. $150- finally accepted. After photocopying his license and credit card (standard procedure) and having him fill out the necessary paperwork (all while handling an out-the-door line of entering customers) this process took around 15 minutes. As he filled out his credit card slip, he hovered over the tip line, and asked me where the tip went.
“To me,” I replied honestly, “it’s how I make all my money here.”
“OH!” He laughed, “Well, you’re certainly not getting any tip from me, then! You didn’t even DO anything!”
I stone-faced him after that outrageous comment. However, just before he wobbled away for his 15-minute show, he said,
“Maybe if ya woulda showed me a little tit, I woulda given you a whole dollar!”
Reminder: this is an upscale strip club. If you are even trying to tip a girl onstage with a one dollar bill, it had better be accompanied by four more of the same, at the very least.
Fifteen minutes wasted on him… and he didn’t tip the dancer, either.