A mother was travelling home in a taxi in Detroit with her twelve year old son one night.
It was a horrible night as it was pouring down with rain and all the prostitutes were standing under awnings to try and keep themselves dry, instead of standing out on the street corners touting for business.
“Mom”, the boy asked, “what are all those women doing?”
“They are all waiting for their husbands to get off work”, his mother replied after a bit of quick thinking.
The taxi driver turned around and said, “Geez lady, why don’t you tell him the truth? They’re hookers, boy! They have sex with men for money”.
The little boy’s eyes opened wide and he said, “Really, is that true Mom?”
His mother glared hard at the taxi driver and had no option but to answer “Yes Jimmy”.
Young Jimmy sat quiet and thoughtful for a few minutes, then asked, “Mom, if those women have babies, what happens to them?”
She quickly replied, “You know what Jimmy, most of them become taxi drivers”.
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