Just dozing off last night when the phone rang….
An Italian voice – female; “Hi I’m calling from an hotel in Città di Castello. Senti, is it right that I am calling Bellaugello Gay Guest House?” “Yes” “Can you help me? I have a friend – a client – a guest, he is gay and is lonely can you find someone to keep him company tonight?”
“Mi Scusi, but can you repeat that?!”
“I have a friend a man who is gay and is looking for sex/company tonight and he has asked me to help him find someone, so I thought of you, you have a business for gay men and so therefore you can provide me with somebody.”
“I beg your pardon, did you day what I thought you said? Are you asking me to pimp somebody?” – incredulous is hardly the word….
And with that and a few excuses on the caller’s part we ended the call. This morning at Breakfast I related the story to the guys. A wonderful comment from one or two of them, ‘you should have said yes, made him come over here, woken us all……!’
Reflecting later I just wondered what the owner of a prestigious five star hotel would say if I telephoned him to ask if he could procure somebody’s wife for one of my clients…..