Saturday, February 17, 2007

from the Washington Monthly: further comment re Andrew Sullivan

Here's a comment in The Washington Monthly in response to Andrew Sullivan:
I can affirm the part about Lesbians being lousy tippers: I played a few gigs for tips at a coffeehouse in Chicago around the turn of the century. On the night when we had a largely lesbian audience (one of the acts was apparently big with the lesbians), we had painfully low income. Like $5 for the band vs $40 on the other nights.

from Andrew Sullivan: Getting Checked Out by the Boys

Getting Checked Out by the Boys:
There's an economic niche here, if someone wants it. If you're a good looking straight guy in need of easy money, find a gay restaurant or bar and become a waiter or bar-tender. Gay men are great tippers, and they're even better tippers if you're hot. (Don't even think of getting tips from lesbians. There are exceptions, of course, but in general, look elsewhere.) I have a straight friend who made a small fortune as a deck-chair dude on the beach in Rehoboth. As so often, capitalism is the true corroder of prejudice.
[Emphasis added.]