Some pictures I took this day and night (some were taken with Blackberry, some with camera, hence the difference in quality)
This gorgeous shot was taken by Scruff with his camera ^ He is an amazing photographer
This is the waterfall at Kreuzberg park aka Viktoria Park, near my house.
Reichtag ^ (Berlin's Capital building)
The most disgusting toilet I have seen in a long time ^ inside Tacheles
Scruff in Tacheles (he was in a great mood, don't know why he looks so serious here)
Me and my old pal Robin ^ ( I haven't seen her in TEN years!). We all went out to eat together and it was great catching up with her. She is American and used to live in Berlin. She now lives in Glasgow and is married with a child. LOVE HER.
Once again, a client received a kick ass massage for over 90 minutes and got away without paying. Last time, it was in LA when a client came to one of our massage assistants and got a 2 hour massage and just as the 2 hours were coming to an end, he pretended to have a spasm. My assistant asked him what was wrong and he said she had hurt his arm. He freaked out, yelled at her (she wasn't massaging him wrong, he just didn't want to PAY for the massage) and he started to leave. She asked for payment and he said "you are lucky I don't sue you! I am not paying!" and ran out the door without paying. PRICK..
But tonight, a bigger scammer stuck one of my massage assistants in Phoenix, Arizona. Why am I telling you this? So you can prevent it happening to you or anyone you know who is in the massage business. Basically this asshole called me, using a fake name, requesting a massage in Arizona. I passed his number onto my assistant and he came to her for a massage. She asked for pre-payment, but he whined that the money was in his car; that he would pay later. Here are her words:
"Brent made an appointment for today at 1pm at my studio. He parked his car in my car port. Seemed very nice. We did a Thai massage session at his request and from the problems he was having in his hips and legs the best modal. Before anything I had him sign your waiver and fill out the intake form. I asked him to pay upfront. He said he had his wallet in the car and said well can I just grab it after? His car was parked in my car port which is literally in front of my front door. During the massage things were great he asked my lots of questions about yoga and reflexology stretching. Once we were done we talked a lot and he even scheduled another appointment with me for May 3rd. So he went out to his car to get the money started his engine and drove off, I actually ran out the door like what the fuck!!! It was an hour and half massage. DOUCHE BAG DOUCHE BAG DOUCHE BAG! I was so upset earlier…I'm still upset!
I have since then left him 4 voice mails and sent him a couple text messages. Telling him in a very nice way to please call me and let me know what happened? I've never had anything like this happen to me in the 3 years I've been massaging. I mean I've never even heard any teacher or peer of mine ever have this occur. The last message I left was me telling him Id give him 24 hours to contact me and pay before I filed a police report. I talked to my friend who's a cop and they said its a misdemeanor and no reason I can't file"
Ok, do NOT fuck with us!! I found this idiot's REAL name and REAL address so our girl can go to the police and get her money for her 2 hour massage and hopefully teach this wanker a lesson not to steal from Massage therapists!!!
His REAL name is James
We are going to the police and will make sure he pays for his crime and we will NOT stop until he gets what he deserves. Massage is hard work and to pretend to be a paying client and even make another appointment to make it all more believable is pathetic. You piece of shit.
Last week! I believe I was faced with the same massage stealing douche bag. He use the name Jesse Wilson he scheduled a massage with me last friday 08/01/2008. After the session he went to the car and he came back in and told me that he left his wallet in the car. He called someone and said that he left his wallet on the counter and that he was on his way to get it. He told me he would be back in an hour and he even rescheduled with me for the following week. Needless to say a few hours later he would not answer my calls and he finally returned a text message when I told him that I had his license plate number. He said he would bring it would bring but he never did! He gave a fake address 685 W Shawnee. I described his car to my boyfriend and he told me the same car was parked in the garage next door were he approached a man that looked like the man I described but he lied he denied it all and was trying to send him on a wild goose chase for different men in the neighbor hood. That is how I found this blog by google the 681 address because my boyfriend said he had a feeling it was him because he seemed so nervous plus he fit my description white male 6'3" light eyes, crater face, he had the same leg and glute problem. He had a green chrysler sebring! I just have a question. Did you guys take any further action with this jerk?