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Overheard conversations about prostitution

April 21, 2009

[10 a.m., bus stop, Rio de Janeiro, heard between two African-American men over 45]
male1: No way she was gonna come back for 150 reais.
male2: Mhm.
m1: Ain´t no way that bitch was gonna come back!
m2: Yeah.
m1: What was yours? 15-20 minutes?
m2: Sweetback.
m1: [car noise] … out there on Presidente Vargas [Avenue]. In Central, right?
m2: Mhm.

[11 p.m., on the bus, Rio de Janeiro, heard between four foreign men under 30]
m1: How do you say ´girls´ in Portuguese?
[all fall into thought]
m2: Garotas.
[all laugh loudly]

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