Gas Prices Screw Nev. Brothels

Shed a tear for the lonely trucker... or don't
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2008 11:00 AM CDT
Rob Daniels sees the end result of $4.99 per gallon for diesel fuel for his fleet company truck for a $175.01 total at a gas station Thursday, June 19, 2008, in Green Valley, Ariz.    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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(Newser) – Here's one more casualty of soaring oil prices: Nevada brothels catering to lonely truckers are seeing business plummet. Sky-high diesel prices means that long-haul truckers have less discretionary income, so many brothels are offering promotions to give business a boost. At one establishment, customers get double what they pay for if they use a government stimulus check.

"We're calling it double your stimulus," says brothel owner Dennis Hof. "The brothel industry is having to get more creative just like all consumer products in America."