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wonderingwondering Mon 06-Jul-09 19:55:03

Was at a hen night, in a restaurant with lots of other hen nights on. We'd paid for meal, entertainment, drinks, disco, all in.

Suddenly, a 'fireman' marches in, the manager allows him to commandeer the dancefloor, and for 25 minutes he cavorts around in a state of undress. One of the hen parties had booked him, so the rest of us were 'treated' to the spectacle.

I was completely repulsed, and found it offensive. And I was cross that the stripper had been allowed to take over the whole place, not just tucked himself alongside the table that had booked him. Apparently that is all pretty commonplace.

I really resent the assumption that we'd all be happy to gawp at some man pretending to be a fireman, then presumably whoop while he takes his clothes off.

I found it revolting on so many levels! AIBU?

ABetaDad Mon 06-Jul-09 19:59:22

YANBU. The same thing happened to me once with female strippers. The hen party should have hired a private room.

HecatesTwopenceworth Mon 06-Jul-09 19:59:32

Not at all. You are entitled to your opinion, same as anyone else.

giddykipper Mon 06-Jul-09 20:00:24

I find them utterly revolting too.

KingRolo Mon 06-Jul-09 20:00:34

YABU, you were on a hen night, what did you expect?

HecatesTwopenceworth Mon 06-Jul-09 20:01:12

I don't find them revolting, just embarrassing. Really embarrassing.

KingRolo Mon 06-Jul-09 20:01:28

It is revolting though!

KingRolo Mon 06-Jul-09 20:02:07

...and embarrasing. Just is what you'd expect on a hen night though.

KingRolo Mon 06-Jul-09 20:02:35

got to stop using the word though.

wonderingwondering Mon 06-Jul-09 20:03:24

I think hiring strippers is awful, and demeaning. And it does nothing for me. I dn't get the 'ooh fireman' thing, let alone the 'ooh, someone pretending to be a fireman'.

And the assumption we'd all just love to see it - for 25 minutes!

So I thought there might be strippers - each to their own. But not where I couldn't avoid them.

KerryMumbles Mon 06-Jul-09 20:03:28

oh ffs have a few drinks and lighten up

JesuslovesCatholicSchools Mon 06-Jul-09 20:04:06

a friends booked me a stripping vicar once - it was entertaining. however i can see how one can be annoyed at it overtaking the evening

giddykipper Mon 06-Jul-09 20:05:15

In a similar vein, I find this advert offensive too.

Morloth Mon 06-Jul-09 20:08:24

I don't find them offensive exactly but just a bit stupid and juvenile.

wonderingwondering Mon 06-Jul-09 20:10:49

I think part of the offence was that assumption that it was OK as we were all women and therefore all going to love it.

Just the sweeping generalisation that all women go mad for a bit of half-naked pretend fireman with baby oil.

AnyFucker Mon 06-Jul-09 20:13:21

did you sit there with a face like a slapped arse all the way through ?

sorry, but you sound a bit humourless

it was obviously a venue where this kinda thing is commonplace, so what on earth did you expect ?

LaurieFairyCake Mon 06-Jul-09 20:14:39

The very last thing I want on a night out (even a hen night) is to see some random blokes COCK sausage wiggling about when I'm trying to eat my frankfurter and chips.

That shit can put you off.

expatinscotland Mon 06-Jul-09 20:14:50

I don't find it offensive, I just find it dumb. I've never seen any of those who I'd find remotely attractive. Meh.

wonderingwondering Mon 06-Jul-09 20:17:08

It did put me off my pudding, a bit, another reason to be cross.

I don't mean to be humourless, a lot of people there were a bit put out. It just went on for SO LONG, as well.

But a lot of people were on chairs, screaming, to be fair.

I fear I may have been doing a cat's bum.

AnyFucker Mon 06-Jul-09 20:23:12

what was the pudding?

spotted dick ?

LobstersLass Mon 06-Jul-09 20:31:16

I don't find them offensive. But I do find them embarrassing and pathetic.

There were strict orders that there wasn't to be one on my hen-night.

expatinscotland Mon 06-Jul-09 20:31:19

PMSL !

Nah, it was sticky toffee.

Bonneville Mon 06-Jul-09 20:35:21

I agree - not embarrassing but pathetic - what sort of a person/group books one of these? Screaming and hollering for them to 'get them off' - ugh!

AnyFucker Mon 06-Jul-09 20:37:39

tapioca ?

< clumsy attempt at simile with spunk >

wonderingwondering Mon 06-Jul-09 20:39:37

mini arctic roll with a couple of scoops of icecream, as you're asking wink

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