A dedicated shop steward was on holidays and decided
to check out the local brothels.
When he got to the first one, he asked the madame, "Is this a union
"No, I'm sorry it isn't."
"Well, if I pay you $100, what cut do the girls get?"
"The house gets $80 and the girls get $20."
Mightily offended at such unfair dealings, the man stomped off down
the street in search of a more equitable shop.
His search continued as long as you want to draw things out, until
finally he reached a brothel where the madame said, "Why yes, this is a
"And if I pay you $100, what cut do the girls get?"
"The girls get $80 and the house gets $20."
"That's more like it!" the man said. He looked around the room and
pointed to a stunningly attractive redhead. "I'd like her for the
"I'm sure you would, sir," said the madame, gesturing to a fat
fifty-year-old woman in the corner, "but Ethel here has seniority."