We have a friend who works in the “service industry”. We wanted to visit so called to see if we could meet for lunch. Turns out she was working that day, 12 hours, and didn't get a lunch break. Really? I though that was illegal. And it is, sort of. Turns out she wasn't really working a 12 hour shift, rather she was working a double; two six hours shifts stacked end to end. Six hour shifts don't required a lunch break. Nor, I suppose, ever qualify as overtime.
In exchange he gets to tell us what to wear, where to live, what parties to attend, what we are allowed to say, and who our friends are going to be. He does expect us to keep telling him, and the whole neighborhood, just how much we adore him, and how great and wonderful it is that we get to be with him. In fact we are never allowed to criticize him in any way about any thing. After all, since he is perfect, any criticism would have to be a lie. And yes, he gets to screw us silly anytime he feels the urge. From his point of view that is pretty much the whole reason for the arrangement in the first place. But those who take up with a Sugar Daddy know that as well.
Those of us who don't need, don't want, and think that both sides of a Sugar Daddy arrangement are repugnant, are going to react in various ways. Many have already taken to the streets in protest. (The fact that the women of the country are leading on that score makes me smile.) President Sugar Daddy is apparently upset by that, and getting new rules made to stop us from being so disobedient.
A divorce of some kind would be the best route out of this mess, but there are the lawyers, prenuptial agreements, who gets to keep the big jet, which of the houses get sold, and how to untangle the bank accounts. A divorce is likely to take a while, and in the mean time we can still get hauled off into the bedroom. (Sugar Daddies, and this one in particular, have strange ideas of what a marriage allows.)
I think I'll just slip out the kitchen door and hang out in places where the Sugar Daddy doesn't go and doesn't care enough to bother. There are many places were self reliance, honesty, and true compassion are still the norm. There are many places where no cares about race, where they believe in true freedom of religion, and don't mind pitching in to help a neighbor. A little caution is necessary. Our Sugar Daddy appears to be a touchy, easily angered, little man. Best to move quietly and stay below the RADAR as much as possible.
|Off the grid|
It is a much better way to live then shacking up with a Sugar Daddy.