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Congratulations to Bilbo, Ted, Pickwick and the very few others who figured out what Konga was really trying to do in his initial post on the "Friendship" thread. You've been vindicated by his second post, dated May 28.

 

Konga's fable is flawed, though, in that it describes a relationship which started as friendship and ended when the narrator discovers that his friend was an escort.

 

In our case, we start the relationship by hiring a known escort and the point of the "Friendship" thread was examine the possible evolution of that relationship.

 

But Konga's recital of all the fearful, negative comments in the "Friendship" thread was very revealing. Are we clients so afraid of being hurt or manipulated that we are rarely willing to give friendship a chance to develop?

 

P.S.: I decided to start this second thread because the other in getting too unwieldy to read.

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Guest Konga

>Congratulations to Bilbo, Ted, Pickwick and the very few others who

>figured out what Konga was really trying to do in

>his initial post on the "Friendship" thread. You've been

>vindicated by his second post, dated May 28.

>

>Konga's fable is flawed, though, in that it describes a relationship

>which started as friendship and ended when the narrator discovers

>that his friend was an escort.

 

If that perceived flaw is viewed instead as a vivid disparity, a simple moral might be drawn: what difference does it make? A friend approached from either end is still a friend, aren't they?

This may not apply, but as children we learn the word "friend" before we learn the words "money", "whore", "haggle" or "betray". Unfortunately all four of those other words/things do exist, but friend should always come first. Maybe then "betray" won't ever be uttered. Maybe I'm just naive.

 

And bluenix must be mentioned as well.

 

>the point of the "Friendship" thread was to examine

>the possible evolution of that relationship.

 

And the point of a tree is to grow tall and shower the land with it's seed, but try telling its' roots where to meander and what to entwine. As my summation in the other thread suggested, my tale was inspired by the jist of the various replies, and was not meant as an aping of the original scenario itself. In future fancies (if any), I'll be more rigid with my pompous moralizing. And I apologize again to any and all who felt stress or duress because of my other post. It's obvious that there are many here who respect, admire, and consider some escorts as true friends. Losgatan, I believe you are one of them.

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Konga: That was a great posting. I was surprised that anyone saw

it as anything but satire. By the way, it is interesting to talk to escorts about how many of them have to hide their escort work from their family and friends. For those of us who have escorts for friends, or have considered it, how much do we tell people who are close to us about what the escort friend does for a living? At any rate, you really put some prospective into that very long dialogue.

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Guest Tampa Yankee

Traveller,

 

You have missed your calling...

 

How about a screenwriter 'beyond' the Tarantino mold with a twist of lemon and... maybe a dash of Teonanácatl (known to us mortals as "God's flesh").

 

:-)

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Hi, Konga. Thanks for the citation, but what I actually wrote was, "The point of this satire is to criticize. He means to show how ridiculous some of the conversations here are by taking

certain ideas about friendship with escorts to extreme conclusions."

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Guest Konga

Hey blue. Didn't mean to confuse you. I know and appreciate what you had said in the other post. I was addressing losgatan's post above. I still think you deserve a citation though, not just for mentioning A Modest Proposal, but also for catching my unwitting transposition of the Bickerstaf/Swift pseudonym. I guess I'm in such a rush to produce so much baloney that I can't even get the facts straight anymore. Sorry for the flub.

 

Thanks to alanm and Tampa Yankee as well for their kind and forgiving natures. Traveller, I'm sorry about your mom. Try to hit her where the bruises won't show.

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Guest pickwick

Thanks for the kudos, but I don't really deserve to be congratulated for remarking on the sarcasm in the post to which you refer. It was about as subtle as an elephant.

 

Pompous moralizing is a practice to which a lot of visitors here seem to be addicted. This strange desire to tell other people how to live their lives is something I have never experienced and never understood. I guess I feel the same way about people who suffer from it as I do about alcoholics. I feel sorry for them, but I don't want them to barf all over me. Please go and barf someplace else.

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