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Would you agree to a stripper?

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Inncogneetow Fri 12-Dec-14 19:41:28

I work in an office with a great team, aged 25-55. Some of them are very young, energetic and trendy; I'm not. But generally we all get on well and support one another. We go out 3-4 times a year.

In Jan we had plans to go out for a nice meal to celebrate a birthday, then some people were planning to go clubbing afterwards. Fine. I had no desire to go clubbing (old fart), so would have dipped out at that point, along with others.

Apparently the plans have now changed and we are going to someone's house for a "nice take-away" and a stripper is going to be organised for the birthday girl.

I am really, really uncomfortable with this (old fart). I don't want to be there, but I also don't want to support it in any way. I wouldn't like it if my dh went to such a party and I really disapprove of men or women being 'forced' to work in this way for the entertainment of others.

If I decline the invite now and give reasons, I will obviously be branded even more of an old fart and a killjoy, and they'll claim it's just a bit of fun, but I just hate the thought of it on so many levels.

So, AIBU?

CheeseBuster Fri 12-Dec-14 19:43:31

I'd be fine with it.
I've known a few male strippers most aren't forced. They just tend to be gym nuts that love showing off their bodies.

SirChenjin Fri 12-Dec-14 19:44:16

No, YANBU - this would be my idea of hell as opposed to entertainment.

If you can't face telling them in advance that you'd rather eat your own toenail clippings than watch some oiled bloke wave his knob about then call off with a stomach bug on the night.

vanillabird Fri 12-Dec-14 19:47:06

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TheSpottedZebra Fri 12-Dec-14 19:47:41

Is it a work outing, or just a group of people, some or all from work? If the former, not all appropriate.

Not my cup of each, either.

vanillabird Fri 12-Dec-14 19:48:06

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OHolyShite Fri 12-Dec-14 19:48:10

YANBU.

I would rather spend an evening trimming Peter Stringfellow's arsecrack hairs with my teeth than watch a stripper.

And I'm not that old.

LadyLuck10 Fri 12-Dec-14 19:49:10

Yanbu, not my idea of fun either. Could you go just for the meal part and make an excuse to leave early?

SirChenjin Fri 12-Dec-14 19:49:15

grin vanilla. It also seems that our DHs have a similar dance routine!

LuisSuarezTeeth Fri 12-Dec-14 19:49:27

YANBU and I bet you're not the only one who feels that way. I saw a stripper when I was 20 and I absolutely hated it.

You are being honest enough (here) to say you don't like it. Maybe others will too?

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Fri 12-Dec-14 19:53:03

No, and I would say exactly why I wouldn't be attending

I also wouldn't give one tiny shit what people thought of me for it

I reckon if you made a stand others would follow, actually

SantyClaws Fri 12-Dec-14 19:53:52

oh god no. Nononononononono. Yuk.

Bowchickawowow Fri 12-Dec-14 19:56:04

No, and I think it is weird for a work outing. I am really close with my team and they are younger than me (I'm 35!) but this wouldn't be ok.

MrsCakesPrecognition Fri 12-Dec-14 19:57:19

Not for a work outing, no.

DustOffYourHighestHopes Fri 12-Dec-14 19:59:47

No. No no no no.

Alconleigh Fri 12-Dec-14 20:01:57

No. Grimola.

LynetteScavo Fri 12-Dec-14 20:07:57

Sounds grim.

WookieCookiee Fri 12-Dec-14 20:08:22

No! There's a world of difference between a meal out with optional clubbing, and a takeaway with added stripper in someone's home.

It's really not suitable for a work outing, it's not something I'd want to be part of as a non-work evening either, but to organise it as a work night out is just wrong.

Gawjushun Fri 12-Dec-14 20:16:09

Eww, that's pretty naff. A stripper at home? I mean, it's weird on hen nights, but at least you're in a big nightclub venue so you can easily escape. What if his oiled butt touches her couch?

You could always go along for something to eat, have a couple of glasses of wine, and leave before the poor gay student shows up.

WiggleGinger Fri 12-Dec-14 20:19:48

No no no no no
YANBU
this would make me want to curl up & cry!!
Be honest tell them its not your idea of fun but you hope they have an enjoyable evening!

Mousefinkle Fri 12-Dec-14 20:21:11

I'm fairly young and even I wouldn't be going along to see a stripper of the female OR male variety, ever.

Do people really do this? Invite strippers into their living room over a Chinese? confused

RayBloodyPurchase Fri 12-Dec-14 20:23:02

Yuck. Seedy and disgusting. The whole concept of paying somebody to take their clothes off makes me feel very uncomfortable.

Summerisle1 Fri 12-Dec-14 20:24:23

Sounds grim. Especially if the original plan was a perfectly acceptable night out with colleagues followed by optional clubbing.

I think I'd rather be an old fart who stayed home. Apart from anything else, all that oiled knob waving would be as indigestible as I suspect the "nice takeaway" will be.

Quenelle Fri 12-Dec-14 20:25:20

No I wouldn't.

<shudder>

sillymillyb Fri 12-Dec-14 20:28:10

I can think of nothing worse - and I would say I'm usually pretty liberal as to what constitutes a good night out.

Like previous poster though, I also have concerns about he sofa - surely all that baby oil would drip on her soft furnishings? I'd be paranoid about him not touching anything all evening grin

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