Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wayward entrepreneurship in a down economy.



I heard the economy was bad in South Carolina (12.5% unemployment rate) and jobs were hard to come by. So I’m not surprised that people would start creating their own businesses. Supply and Demand is the American Way!!! You see something that people want and need and then you provide it. What is one of the easiest businesses to start without much overhead cost? It would be a business where you wouldn’t need to spend a lot of money to start. Well a 27 year old woman in Chesterfield, SC came up with the just that type of business. Gwendolyn Lowery only needed to spend money printing flyers because she had the rest of the equipment at her office home. Oh, she also needed money for Alcohol as well.

Lowery was an at home stripper. Because she worked from home she didn’t have to deal with traffic and office politics. So she saved on gas and inter-office headaches. Sounds smart so far right? Well I know some people might have an adverse reaction to stripping but it technically is a job. I don’t know the legal aspects of where you can and can’t strip but I don’t see what’s wrong with getting naked in your own home. I’m sure there is a nudist colony that is agreeing with me somewhere in the world. But before she could be awarded The BET Entrepreneur of the Year Award, she was arrested. So I guess you can’t strip in your home even if you have your own pole (I told you she had all her work tools). Actually she was taken down to the precinct because of her clientele. Apparently she was stripping in front of juveniles (one boy of record was at least 12 years old).

I know that someone is going to say “why are you making light of this situation?” Chesterfield, SC is right down the road from Charlotte, NC (my home base of operations) and of late South Carolina has been hurting economically. In that area crime has increased and college professors have had to take unpaid leave to keep their jobs. If this is the worst story coming out of the area, then I will take it. It beats hearing about the convenience clerk that was murdered in cold blood. While she was irresponsible in stripping for minors, I’m just not willing to recommend the electric chair. Yes it is the sexualization of a woman personified times 100 but remember no one forced her to do it. She made her own decision to set up shop at her house. Most 12 year olds would have gone along with the older kids too (not saying it’s right but it’s real). The older boys have some responsibility as well for attending this makeshift show. But are they going to send boys to jail for looking at a naked woman? We all know how America works. Lowery will take a public beating along with some stripper jokes thrown in.

She doesn’t look remorseful on her mug shot so she is making it hard for people to feel sorry for her. Maybe she needed the money or maybe she did it for pleasure. In the days to come, I guess we will find out why she did it. As for right now we do know one thing. Another South Carolinian is out of work.

7 comments:

msladydeborah said...

It seems that she should of really thought this through. Allowing a 12 year old in was totally incorrect and there's no doubt about that. Hopefully this will not ruin her chances for future employment.

Redbonegirl97 said...

I wonder if she had a pension fund. LOL, sorry I had to say that. It's sad that people have come to do these things. Didn't she wonder why he was making it rain with pennies?

Tiffany
http://liferequiresmorechocolate.blogspot.com

Citizen Ojo said...

msladydeborah - oh you can best believe this will be on her record. But I hope she can move past this.

Redbonegirl97 - you got jokes. I bet that 12 year old had a knot of money. He was waiting on this moment for awhile.

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The Smoking Ace said...

She use the second oldest profession in the world for a down economy. Too bad that the under-age kids. Teenage boys need love too.

KST said...

Thanks for the first blog laugh of the week! The blogosphere has been in mourning this week so this was sorely needed!

Citizen Ojo said...

rtfgvb78900 - Thank you.

The Smoking Ace - Entrepreneurship in the age of Obama.

KST - Glad you enjoyed. Glad to hear from you stranger...