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Old 05-13-2016, 05:37 PM
Lumpy Lumpy is offline
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Originally Posted by Noel Prosequi View Post
The letter of introduction still exists in some circles. There is still a network of gentleman's clubs around the world where people from a club in London can stay in a reciprocal New York club, say. In order to prove you are who you say you are, there is often a requirement of the home club to provide a letter of introduction. Of course the accommodation in the foreign club is not free. The letter just serves to demonstrate that you are currently in good stead with the home club (ie, not a deadbeat who will run out on the bill), and as a further check to demonstrate you have not forged or stolen your ID. If you have forged or stolen the ID of a member, you still won't be able to get the necessary letter.
And when you ask for the number of the friendliest escort services in town, they know you're not an undercover from the Vice Squad.