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Brothel Lowers Rates for 'Green' Customers

The economic slump has been tough on all kinds of businesses, even whorehouses. When money is tight, it looks like paying for sex is one of those extras people just can't afford. But one brothel in Berlin isn't taking this news lying down (Excuse the pun). According to The Associated Press, Maison d'Envie, or House of Desire, is giving a $7.50 (5€) discount to all customers who either ride a bike or take public transportation to the brothel. So, when you'd normally pay about $104 for 45 minutes with a lady of the night, you'd only pay around $97 if you were to opt for green transportation.

To make sure the clientele is going green, visitors must show a bike padlock key or a public transportation voucher to the receptionist. Although he's open to encouraging other modes of earth-friendly transit, owner Thomas Goetz points out to The Associated Press, "We haven't found a way for people to prove they have walked here."

Encouraging environmentally friendly travel is fine, but Goetz should clean up his own act, too. Just think about all the electricity those red lights are wasting. [From: The Associated Press]

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