Picking up Day Labor

Discussion in 'Street Scenes' started by Trixie, May 17, 2003.

  1. VaHawk

    VaHawk Earl

    RE: Flashing midsection?

    >Yes, even J.D. Salinger made
    >reference to it in "Catcher in the Rye" (Or was it "A
    >Separate Peace?" All those ridiculous coming of age stories I
    >had to read in high school have blurred together...)

    Well I don't believe JD wrote "A Separate Peace" did he??? If he did let me know, because I love JD Salinger and thought I had read everythig he has written. I love Catcher in the Rye, which I've read several times, but the first reading as a junior in HS was the best, no question.

    If I've said it once, I've said it a 1,000 times that Latino men are always aware of a man looking at him much more so than any other ethnicity, at least in my experience. But it has also been my experience that they are the coolest about handling it and like to provide a little eye candy as a treat of appreciation for adimiring their beauty. Certainly doesn't mean they are willing to pursue it further than that though.

    I'm not saying this applies only to Latinos, as a lot of other men are aware of the looks/glances and the ones that are comfortable with and confident of their own sexualtiy are not the least offended and will do this to acknowledge a gay man's attraction to them. :)
     
  2. gentle guy

    gentle guy Guest

    From the Trivia Fountain

    John Knowles wrote "A Separate Peace."
     
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  3. gentle guy

    gentle guy Guest

    From the Trivia Fountain

    John Knowles wrote "A Separate Peace."
     
  4. Trixie

    Trixie Viscount

    RE: From the Trivia Fountain

    Yes, John Knowles! I'd wanted to say Paul Bowles, who wrote The Sheltering Sky.
    In reference to VaHawk's post, I agree more or less to what he said. I think latin men will accept a little apreciation more readily than some other ethnic groups. White guys, i've noticed, tend to throw back their shoulders and straighten their posture when intercepting a roving eye.
    But they all spit on the sidewalk.
     
  5. Trixie

    Trixie Viscount

    RE: From the Trivia Fountain

    Yes, John Knowles! I'd wanted to say Paul Bowles, who wrote The Sheltering Sky.
    In reference to VaHawk's post, I agree more or less to what he said. I think latin men will accept a little apreciation more readily than some other ethnic groups. White guys, i've noticed, tend to throw back their shoulders and straighten their posture when intercepting a roving eye.
    But they all spit on the sidewalk.
     
  6. Merlin

    Merlin Earl

    RE: Flashing midsection?

    Maybe he is more interested in experimenting than you think. I suggest you ask him if he would like to meet for a drink or something.
     
  7. Merlin

    Merlin Earl

    RE: Flashing midsection?

    Maybe he is more interested in experimenting than you think. I suggest you ask him if he would like to meet for a drink or something.
     
  8. Trixie

    Trixie Viscount

    RE: Flashing midsection?

    Well, he has a wife and kids, and lives almost 100 miles away. In this case I think it's best to let sleeping dogs lie, if there are any dogs sleeping here.
     
  9. trilingual

    trilingual Marquess

    RE: Cruising in Rio

    >Utopia, you obviously haven't been reading the Rio threads where this is frequently >discussed. (Someone even commented that you need to talk to the boy as if he was >your servant because Rio is a class-oriented society!)

    I guess I missed that posting because I certainly would have had something to say about it!

    Brazil may not be a racist society, but it is definitely classist (and unfortunately, because of the legacy of slavery, Afro-Brazilians tend to be at the bottom of the economic class list). However, I would NEVER talk to one of the boys in Rio as a servant. (For that matter, I never talk to actual servants that way, either!)

    The fact that someone comes from a lower economic class, has little formal education, and finds himself earning a living from his looks/endowment doesn't make that person either stupid or undeserving of respect. Sadly, it's true that some Brazilians and foreign visitors treat sauna boys and other sex workers as if they're servants. Needless to say, the quality of the experience they will have is likely to be significantly poorer and more mechanical than if they treat the guys with dignity and respect.

    Fortunately, most visiting M4Mers have done exactly that, and as their countless threads on the "Escorts South" board illustrate, they've had great experiences and have been treated royally by the Brazilian guys they've met. Whether it's Brazil or anywhere else, you get what you give, and if you treat people badly or condescendingly, you'll get unpleasant treatment in return. Treat people (even those working for you in any capacity) with dignity and respect and you'll get the same, and more, in return. :D
     
  10. Jakeenct

    Jakeenct Journeyman

    Until I discovered this discussion, I had wondered if this sort of connection was going on and, voila! If I had a punch-list of physical attributes, these guys would probably meet every one. Short, sometimes stocky, jet-black hair, some hairy some not, uncut...goes on and on. Would love to have one of these guys on the payroll. They need a marketing vehicle, something like Day-Labor-Rentmen. Bet they'd be more than happy not to sweat buckets and make some easy bucks. The dark side of this would be risk and I would think even more risk than with traditional hiring methods. Probably some of the attraction here for me is the forbidden nature of the meeting as well.
     
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  11. Gadfly22

    Gadfly22 Journeyman

    Anyone remember the LOGO movie about day laborers? One of the sub plots involved a gay guy who hires one of the brothers and I think they get married in the end.
    OR the episode of Noah's Arc where Ricky hires a (hot) Latino day laborer and ends up having sex with him?
    Loved both of these.