That was a purr
“So, you want some company?”
Random, no real reason other than we can, road trip to Atlantic City. It’s strange. It turns out that Miguel goes to Atlantic city all the time. It also turns out that Miguel has a “system” for playing slots. It also turns out that Miguel plays enough to have his room paid for by the casino. As veces, I am in awe of mi amigo’s secret life.
In places like Atlantic City, one is often approached by ladies of the night. For me, it is always an uncomfortable conversation where I am trying to tell them that I am truly flattered that they chose me to be persuaded into paying them for some kind of sexual act, but that I was going to try and not pay for something which is free.
Usually Miguel is the same. Usually he waves them off. Usually.
It had been a bad night for Miguel. His “system” wasn’t working and he had one too many glasses of scotch.
“Wheel of Fortune wheel! Why aren’t you my friend!!!????!!! Why don’t you make love to sweet Miguel? Porque????”
He was yelling loudly and at times sensually massaging the machine in front of him. I was sitting further to his side so that he couldn’t see me shake my head and laugh. I was staying for free on his bill after all…
I didn’t see her walk up, but I can imagine that she glided through the casino on her blue high heels and made the mistake the mistake of thinking that Miguel was a good target.
“Hi there. Having any luck?”
Miguel turned his head, looked the couldn’t be older than 22 year old brunette up and down, then returned his gaze to the flashing screens.
“What do you think about having a little company back in your room?”
“Company? Amiga, you can’t handle what I got.”
“Oh yeah? Mmmmm. I like that. Why don’t we go somewhere to find out?”
“What would that take?”
“Five hundred dollars.”
“Ah. I see. It’s complicated. You see, I’m actually in the business myself. And um, I charge a lot more than that. Maybe you should try something that is in your budget?”
“What do you mean? I don’t get it.”
“I know. It is very confusing. Pay attention. I, do what you do, but for a much higher price. So, and this is very confusing, so pay attention, if you want to have my company, you better go to the ATM or get a cash advance on your credit card. Then, go buy some Red Bull because baby, I will make you forget that you’re wearing your prom dress in a casino. Rrrrrrrrrrrrr. That’s a purr mami. I'm bringing sexy back!”
She walked away without saying a thing and Miguel just returned to his game.
That was a purr.