Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Paul Culver took some pictures of Rolando and showed them to me. It reminded me of the first time I met Rolando. I had a club at the time (The A Club) and I was always looking for new strippers. Papito, the local procurer of talent, came by with this beautiful boy who was very shy. I told Papito that I didn't think that he would be able to dance in front of a lot of people. I decided to try him out at a Sunday Brunch that I was hosting and he was an immediate hit.
Fast forward to today. After not seeing him again after that time for many months, one day I see Rolando in the local hustler bar. He seemed very, very different from the last time we met. Much more sure of himself and VERY comfortable in this bar. He begged me to let him dance for me again and you could tell, that he was now a PRO.
I went out to dinner with a group of people and Rolando was there. This is when I knew he was no longer the sweet innocent that he was in the beginning. He ordered, a very expensive shrimp appetizer, along with filet mignon, 12 year-old Scotch (he had several), cigarettes, and chocolate mousse for dessert. I remember sitting there fuming, thinking how dare this bastard take advantage of someone like this. Once I realized that the host was not concerned (as I was not paying), I just let it go.
But, that's Rolando, nice guy but you gotta watch him, or you will be buying sand when you go to the beach.