It was my first night at the nightclub, and I knew it was going to be different than any other job I had ever had.
I had been approached to come and try to work by one of the shareholders of this particular joint in town.
I had heard the rumors about this place; that the patrons were rich tai tais who were willing to tip exorbitant amounts of money for a song.
I had no idea how true those rumors were until I saw it firsthand.
The club was beautiful. The lights were low, the music was loud, and the drinks were flowing. It was a sight to behold and I was in awe.
I had been hired as a ‘waiter’ and my job was to entertain these rich tai tais and see to their requests.
As the night went on, I could feel the energy in the room. People were chatting, laughing, and having a great time.
I myself was having fun entertaining the rich tai tais who asked for me earlier.
Then came a time when all the ‘waiters’ had to go up to the stage to sing a song for all the patrons in the club.
I was second in line, and as the first guy sang his song, I noticed people with flower garlands walking up to him and hanging it around him.
Those flower garlands had figures written on them and figures ranged from $100 minimally to even $10,000.
At the end of the first guy’s song, he had about $2,000 worth or garlands around him.
Then came my turn to sing and I nervously walked up.
As I sang my song, there were some patrons who tipped me $100 and then I got a shock of my life when the flower girl came up and hanged a $5,000 garland around my neck.
Turns out, it was the rich tai tai whom I was serving who tipped me that amount and I was not even half way through my song!
It was an incredible feeling. I had never made this kind of money before, and I was ecstatic. I felt like I was on top of the world.
As the night went on, I started to realize something else. Many of these women were married. They were coming to the club to escape their everyday lives and maybe even cheat on their husbands and they were willing to pay for it.
At first, I felt guilty.
After a while I thought to myself that then these women were consenting adults and they knew what they were getting into.
They were there because they wanted to be, and they were willing to pay for it.
As the night went on, I became more and more comfortable with the situation. I was making more money than I ever had before, and I was proud of myself for taking a chance and making it work.
I ended up working at the club for a few months.
Of course, some nights I did not make much while some nights I made quite a little.
However, in the duration of that few months, I made more money than I ever could have imagined. I was able to pay off some of my student loans and even put a down payment on a car.