Real Stories from Toronto #2,444,765 – I Thought You Were Working

Some dude pulled his car over several steps away from a street corner as I was waiting for the light turn to “walk.”

I was ignoring him, but he kept honking.  I was with another girl so I asked her, “Do you know this guy?”


Thinking that he was desperate to ask for directions for an emergency or something, I walked over, “Who the fuck are you?”

I stood by his car and I saw that he was mumbling.  I knocked on the window and signaled him to pull it down.  He opens the car door instead, “Get in” he says.

“What?  What the fuck do you want?”

“I thought you were working.”

“No.  Not a hooker.  Jarvis St.”


Jarvis St is Toronto’s unofficial red light district.

I was surprised and annoyed.  Surprised because I was wearing capri pants, a sweater, sneakers…  didn’t think it screamed “sex” but I guess I’m a noob at the neighbourhood I’m working in so maybe there are hookers that dressed like me (maybe I looked like a junkie).

Annoyed because
#1 – He kept on fucking honking despite me ignoring him.  Though this didn’t bother me as much…what did bother me though was…
#2 – If I were indeed a hooker, don’t just fucking open the door and assume that I’m gonna get in the car.  Hookers have a basic human right to refuse you.  Just because you’re hiring their pussy for the night, it doesn’t mean you own them.  Douche (unless you negotiate later on that you’re into the whole “I own you” type thing, if she’s cool with that, then that’s part of the deal – so long as its consensual.  I’m sure there have been countless of hookers that have gotten raped that no one gave a shit about.  Double lame)

I don’t have beef with hookers.  How they get treated on the other hand: super lame.

I was around people who hired hookers too – didn’t care.  I got annoyed when they talked shit about them and treated them like shit and refused to feed them because they “don’t deserve that kind of respect.”

If this is you: you’re a douchebag.

Update:  Just found this -

While the exchange of sexual gratification for consideration between consenting adults is legal, the law prohibits those activities Parliament deems to be a threat to public order or offensive to public decency, under the powers given to the federal government.[4]

The activities related to sex work that are prohibited by law include operating a premise (sexual services establishment or brothel) where such activities take place, being found in such an establishment, procuring for such purposes, or communicating such services (soliciting) in a public place are illegal, making it difficult to engage in prostitution without breaking any law. Automobiles are considered public space if they can be seen. On the other hand, working as an independent sex worker and private communication for such purposes (telephone, internet, e-mail, etc.) is legal. This ambivalence can cause confusion[4][5] leading to one judge referring to the laws as ‘Alice-in-Wonderland’[6] and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to refer to the situation as “bizarre”
– Wikipedia

“Communicating such services in a public place are illegal” – I guess that explains the honking and the door opening assumption, “get in.”  He didn’t want to do anything illegal.

I sit corrected on that.


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