This story not only illustrates the quality of virtue, but also the tragedy caused by inflation since the days when a hooker was unmistakably a hooker, and a buck, by some strange coincidence, was still a buck.
Fifty cents a trick? Today, even in Cleveland according to some online "escort" websites, similar favors for a very brief fling could easily cost you $500. Not to mention the $130,000 or so you might have to pay on the side via a shady attorney if you plan to be President of the United States.
Yours very crankily,
The New York Crank