Strip Clubs

Yes, you’ve read that title correctly, this post is about strip clubs.

Your first question is probably ‘why the heck is she talking about strip clubs?’ Your second question is probably ‘what the heck does she have to say about strip clubs?’

Last evening, there was an incident where Stormy Daniels was arrested at a Columbus, Ohio, strip club, named Sirens.

Yes, that Stormy Daniels. The one connected to President Trump.

I have no interest in talking about Stormy Daniels, or Trump.  So that’s as far as I’m going to go with that.

As you may know, I used to live in Columbus. For about eight years.  I know some Columbus Police, I know people in the Columbus Prosecutor’s office, and I even know where this particular strip club is located. I also know this is a strip club my husband has been to.

My indifference to Strip Clubs

I’m not a fan of strip clubs. But I’ve also got nothing against them.

In fact, I’ve got no problem with Strip Clubs, or the girls that work at them. Kind of like how I’ve got nothing against the Norwegian Curling team, but I’m not a fan of them either. I’m just indifferent to them.

When I think of strip clubs, I usually think of bachelor parties, and my husband participated in a few of those. As I mentioned before, I know my husband has been to this particular strip club before.  He may have even gone there on his bachelor party.  But that was a long time ago, and he hasn’t been to a bachelor party in a while.

At this age, we don’t have too many friends getting married anymore.

Not somewhere my husband goes

I’ve never thought about why he’s never gone to strip clubs since then. But he doesn’t, and I could probably come up with a couple reasons why.

First, he’s always so busy, he probably doesn’t have time to go to a strip club.  He’s always coming home from the office, eating dinner, and then running our son to basketball.  Or hopping back on his laptop to log into work again.  Or going to a Tae Kwon Do belt graduation. Or working on one of his other projects.

He’s got little time left over for strip clubs.

And we’re also talking about someone who doesn’t like to spend money. Any guy who buys wine by the box isn’t likely to go splurge on lap dances at a strip club.

I’d like to think he doesn’t go to strip clubs because he’s more mature than that, but that might be pushing it. Either way, you’re just not going to find him at one.

Not somewhere he should be going

Regardless of the reason he doesn’t go to strip clubs, he shouldn’t be going to them.  There’s no reason a married man, with kids, should be hanging out at a place like that.  They’re dark, they’re dirty, and the girls are probably all half his age.

It’s just not a place he should be.

My answer to someone asking me where my husband is will never be ‘at the strip club’.

Who even goes to strip clubs

Honestly, I don’t know anyone who goes to them. Maybe it’s just because of my age and place in life, but strip clubs just aren’t something that comes up. None of my co-workers or fellow parents go to them. And probably wouldn’t even if they were asked.

And it’s been like this for a long time.

Even when I was younger, I can’t say that the people I knew and hung out with ever went to strip clubs.  They weren’t the type of place that the guys, and girls, that I hung out with went.

I think it’s fair to say, in my sphere of influence, strip clubs are no more a part of people’s lifestyle than, say, playing croquet. They’re just not the type of place you’re going to find most of the mature adults I know.

So why am I discussing them

I’ve probably used the words strip club more times in this writing than I’ve used them in the previous ten years combined. So why am I even talking about them?

Maybe it’s because I know the club this incident took place at. Maybe it’s because it was in the news.

Or, I don’t know, maybe it’s because I don’t like that we are living in a time when we can mention a stripper being arrested and the President of the United States in the same sentence, and that it’s not even the biggest news of the day.

Sorry, I guess I just had to get that last bit out.

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