Ukrainian prostitutes prepare for Euro2012
Euro2012 is good for business. Just ask the local Ukrainian prostitutes who are adjusting their fees accordingly.
She plans to raise her hourly rate of 600 hryvna ($75; (EURO)60) to 900 hryvna ($115; (EURO)90) and hopes to save enough money to go to college next year to study music and fulfill her life dream of becoming a singer.
Yulia came to Kiev to escape poverty in her provincial hometown in southern Ukraine where both of her parents are unemployed. With no college education, few skills, no jobs around and a family to support, she became a prostitute at 18.
Well, dammit, this just went from being a humorous story to an extremely sad one. I was about to make a “prostitute working towards her Ph.D.” joke too. Now I’m stuck crying about poor Yulia in Kiev giving blowjobs for $75 a pop.
Even worse, she’s looking for her own Richard Gere.
Yulia admits to harboring faint hopes that one of her clients may fall in love with her and take her away from Ukraine, as happened to Julia Roberts’ heroine in “Pretty Woman,” a movie she loves.
Yep, that does it, I’m adopting Yulia. Hoping the wife won’t mind when a hot 18-year-old Ukrainian girl becomes our new maid.