Monday, May 17, 2010

DEFCON 4 - The Crackdown Continues...


This is a special report from the Happyendingz newsroom. Another local Asian massage parlor (AMP) got raided last week. In the past I've said good riddance but now even I'm getting nervous. In the last 9 months 4 AMPs and one American parlor have been busted around here.

I just got off the phone with Audrey, and she's OK if we want to shut down for a few days. But it's my call. Usually when a place gets closed, we see a drop in business for a few days, then things pick up as we start to see their old customers. But that bump in business has been getting smaller and smaller over the past few months. So this last raid has really gotten our customers spooked.

After the last raid, we were at DEFCON 3 - No happy endings offered to new customers till after the 2nd visit. Sure, there was a lot of grumbling and "I'm not coming back here!" bullshit, but better safe than sorry. Besides, where else ya gonna go?

Now we are at DEFCON 4 - No happy endings offered to new customers. Period. Regulars only till further notice. Newbies can still get a nice therapeutic from a FULLY CLOTHED masseuse, but no extras or options.

Yes it's killing business, but we're nervous. I mean, some of us have local cop friends, but it's not like we can call them up and ask "Hey Officer Bill, you guys gonna raid us anytime soon?" What has happened in the past is we'll get a tip from one of our "sources" not to come to work tomorrow. Then we shut down for a day or 2, or just do therapeutics only. The cops file a report that nothing was observed, and that's the end of it.

This time it's different. I did some research and it looks like the recent crackdown is being fueled by some local church groups. They've been rallying the locals to annoy their town police to "do something about the problem."

I've mentioned before that the town views us as an "annoyance" business - nothing to be proud of, but we pay taxes and occupy unpopular retail space. We're basically in the same category as adult bookstores, and tattoo parlors. So it takes A LOT of complaints before the town decides to spend a bunch of money and time to investigate, raid, and prosecute 2 girls who were just unlucky enough to be on shift.

So all we can do now is weather the storm. They're rapidly running out of AMPs to target around here, so eventually they'll get to us - if they haven't already. With any luck, they've already checked us out and we passed for "legit." For all I know, one of my cop friends may have been on official business last time he was here!

13 comments:

DuggleBogey said...

DEFense CONdition goes the other direction FYI. DEFCON1 is highest level of alert.

Just a heads up.

Little Red said...

If you no longer worked as an erotic masseuse, what would you do?

mdcraig62 said...

Normally this kind of crap is going along with local election year politics. Have any 'family values' clients that you need to flush out?

Matt said...

CJ, after looking at the news in your area, I think you are right to shut off newbies from HE's. Stay open and be careful.
regards.

Anonymous said...

Does your boss read what you say about her? LOL. If so, what does she say about it?

Joker_SATX said...

Wow...just Wow!

Here is hoping that you avoid the bacon sister!

Good luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Balls and wieners! 8=====>

Anonymous said...

I'm curious if anybody knows of a blog written by somebody who frequents massage parlors and writes stories about it. I love this blog, (CJ - well done), but would also enjoy reading the other side of the sensual massage experience. Thanks for any info.

thereallarrygelbart said...

If I may paraphrase War Games...

Strange game. The only winning move is not to play... with yourself.

Anonymous said...

I take it from the lack of a response to the comments on the last thread that you have in fact taken the occasional "accidental" insertion into the back door?

Anonymous said...

FWIW, this is the sort of thing I was suggesting as a very plausible outcome when you talked about buying it.

Stay safe.

Anonymous said...

So I do not know if you follow other national news...but here in Northern Virginia...specifically Loudoun County, the PO-Leese have shut down 4 AMP's in the last 60 days and there are prob 2 or 3 more to come.

http://www.loudouni.com/news/crime-report/2010-06-07/three-arrested-leesburg-massage-parlor

That is the most extensive article on the goings on of the crack down here in the county.

From what I can tell, it is damn near impossible to "Buy American" and only AMP's are offered in NoVa.

From your experience, does this create a ripple effect and do crack downs spread from county to county?

Additionally, how would you suggest we go "shopping" here in NoVa?

BTW, I love your blog. Thank you for taking the time to talk about it.

Anonymous said...

As cops like to say "It's just a matter of time..."

And as I like to say: "First rule of combat: you stay put, you take a hit, so KEEP MOVING!"

It boils down to the same: it's easy to fall into a false sense of security. But if you're at risk (like when you're breaking the law), you should know that your day will come.