Being a "booth-babe" is a pretty thankless job

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#1  Edited By finmon
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What fucking assholes!!!!

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#3  Edited By Driadon
@finmon: Most likely, "Model" of some kind, as that's what they are, really.
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#4  Edited By Myrmidon

I majorly lolled at the last one.

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#5  Edited By Daryl

Don't like it? Do something worthwhile, you WHORES. 

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#6  Edited By captain_clayman

LAWL 
 
what a bunch of dicks

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#7  Edited By ninjakiller
@Daryl said:
" Don't like it? Do something worthwhile, you WHORES.  "
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#8  Edited By Noxpectius

There one step away from being strippers. Perhaps next year we''ll start seeing bouncers.
Anyways, they only need to lure men, and I have to say, the product hasn't been invented that will lure me away from a pretty women after I entered a booth. Its a fine line between admiration, and being just creepy.

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#9  Edited By Myrmidon
@Daryl: Why?
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#10  Edited By cspiffo

Booth-babes are there to ogle and hoot at.  That's their purpose, too get guys more excited for a product they may have just overlooked.  If the girls don't like it, they should get into a different line of work.  When you put yourself out there like that, what do you expect will happen.

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#11  Edited By ADTR_ZERO
@Myrmidon said:
" I majorly lolled at the last one. "
@Daryl said:
" Don't like it? Do something worthwhile, you WHORES.  "
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#12  Edited By finmon


@Driadon
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" @finmon: Most likely, "Model" of some kind, as that's what they are, really. "


Sounds about right. Probably just one of various modelling gigs. 

@Myrmidon:  
 
Yeah, I'm torn between sympathy for the poor women and LOL at the creepiness!  
  
@Daryl said:

"Don't like it? Do something worthwhile, you WHORES.  "

I'd love to know what 'worthwhile' jobs Daryl has had in his time.
   
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#13  Edited By TheSmilingDude

Maybe I would have some sympathy if the women in question weren't like turds bitching about attracting flies. 

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#14  Edited By penguindust

I don't approve of the touching issue, but standing and smiling isn't the worst job in the world.  I find it hard to have that much sympathy for them when nurses, waitresses and retail sales often require standing for long periods of time and interacting with the common public.  They understand that they are being paid to look pretty and draw attention to the product.  This is not brain surgery.  Should they be treated poorly by the clientele?  Of course not, but no one in any profession should be abused by the customer. 
 
By the way, they are called "promotional models".

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#15  Edited By Yummylee

Its not entirely thankfless, I'll bet they get alotta hearty slaps on the arse.
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#16  Edited By MildMolasses
@cspiffo said:
"Booth-babes are there to ogle and hoot at.  That's their purpose, too get guys more excited for a product they may have just overlooked.  If the girls don't like it, they should get into a different line of work.  When you put yourself out there like that, what do you expect will happen. "

I agree to a certain extent, but at the same time there is a line that gets crossed. These girls have to realise that there are lots of weirdos out their, and if they don't want the attention of people who have no idea how to interact with attractive women, then they should find a line of work where the main qualification isn't being pretty. Lots of people have shitty jobs they they have to work themselve to the bone for. They have jobs that they got because they were lucky genetically. They should be happy that they can get away with just looking pretty for a living
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#17  Edited By Snail

They have all sorts of jobs these days. And people complaint about unemployment.

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#18  Edited By 10MP

hand holding it makes you(me) horny.

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#19  Edited By finmon
@MildMolasses said:
"@cspiffo said:
"Booth-babes are there to ogle and hoot at.  That's their purpose, too get guys more excited for a product they may have just overlooked.  If the girls don't like it, they should get into a different line of work.  When you put yourself out there like that, what do you expect will happen. "
I agree to a certain extent, but at the same time there is a line that gets crossed. These girls have to realise that there are lots of weirdos out their, and if they don't want the attention of people who have no idea how to interact with attractive women, then they should find a line of work where the main qualification isn't being pretty. Lots of people have shitty jobs they they have to work themselve to the bone for. They have jobs that they got because they were lucky genetically. They should be happy that they can get away with just looking pretty for a living "
Ok, I'll accept that staring/ogling comes with the territory: A pretty model isnt hired to stand by a games booth and not be looked at. However the job description hardly stretches to putting up with lewd comments and fending off gropers. Everyone has a right to a bit of human dignity and just because a girl is wearing a short skirt doesnt mean 'she was asking for it'.
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#20  Edited By evanbrau

Any convention is likely to have a far higher than usual quotient of creepy fuckers at it so its hardly surprising, it certainly is funny though!

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#21  Edited By VWGTI

I have no sympathy for these ladies. Find a job that requires you to use your head, not your body, if you don't want to be treated like an object.

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#22  Edited By WingsOfFire


 

Most become models because they seek the attention of men, then whine once they have said attention

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Don't hire booth babes, if we want to go see a game at an event we will most likely find it ourselves, just stop, it's really puerile, not everybody that plays games is some horny 19 year old living in his mom's basement.

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#24  Edited By 10MP

put them in glass boxes problem solved and a chair.

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#25  Edited By Ghostiet
@Daryl said:
" Don't like it? Do something worthwhile, you WHORES.  "
I'm puzzled if you have either too much contact with women or none at all.
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#26  Edited By AndrewB

Trying to stray away from the downright assholish tone of some of the posts in this thread, yeah, I'm sure as a model you meet all sorts of fucked up people. But the thing is, when your job relies on you attracting horny men to drive attention to the product you are shilling, what do you expect?

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#27  Edited By Evilsbane

What am I supposed to feel sorry for these girls? Oh Nooo we get oogled by lots of men and our job is to stand around and look sexy. Ooh yes I shed a tear for you and your incredibly long legs :P

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#28  Edited By Hot_Karl

Um...being a "booth babe" is just another modeling gig. Whatever. It's not flashy or glamorous, like walking a fashion show or anything, but it's not supposed to be. You're hired to pass out fliers, look hot and smile. It pays, you get experience, nothing wrong with that. If you find it degrading, then don't be a part of it. 
 
Myself, I usually just say hi, take a picture of them (sometimes with them), chat them up a bit, and leave. Not that I'm degrading towards them or anything, nor am I pandering to them, but I'll usually just strike up a conversation for a bit, since often they look bored and somewhat repulsed by the idiots (possibly myself included) who've ogled them in the past few hours or so.
 
With that said, booth babes are people too! Viva la revolucion!

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#29  Edited By Jimbo

"Then he asked me if I knew where the 'real' metal detectors were made. I said no. He told me they were made in Russia. In addition, he told me that I could scratch his watch with a knife and that it wouldn't scratch."
 
Ok, this guy wins at ladies.

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#30  Edited By Afroman269

That was a funny read. Also I do agree that the guys are assholes but I don't see why the booth babes should bitch when your going to model at a VIDEO GAME CONVENTION. There will obviously will be pervert and stupid nerd encounters.

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#31  Edited By ryanwho

They knew what they were getting into and Im positive they got enough compensation, but Im sure they appreciate white knights like you. Cus that's not just as annoying as the perverts, dudes living in the 50s who have to save any woman who chooses to whore it up for money.

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Dude,are you kidding ME?

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#33  Edited By Toxin066
@cspiffo said:
" Booth-babes are there to ogle and hoot at.  That's their purpose, too get guys more excited for a product they may have just overlooked.  If the girls don't like it, they should get into a different line of work.  When you put yourself out there like that, what do you expect will happen. "
My sentiments exactly. 
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#34  Edited By MrKlorox

Booth bitches, let me explain something to you. You are just a tip away from being strippers. Do not fool yourselves.
 
edit: oh, looks like others agree. you think I read these threads before regurgitating all over them?

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#35  Edited By fakemeat

Women are things.

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#36  Edited By Relys
@Ghostiet said:
" @Daryl said:
" Don't like it? Do something worthwhile, you WHORES.  "
I'm puzzled if you have either too much contact with women or none at all. "
They're one step a way from being strippers. Their whole job is to use sex appeal to sell products.
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#37  Edited By Icil

This is pretty tame compared to what some Hooters girls or strip club waitresses go through.

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#38  Edited By damnboyadvance

What kind of punk goes to a nerd convention just to touch a girl's rack? That's just wrong. Show some respect, gentlemen.

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#39  Edited By Cerza
@cspiffo said:
" Booth-babes are there to ogle and hoot at.  That's their purpose, too get guys more excited for a product they may have just overlooked.  If the girls don't like it, they should get into a different line of work.  When you put yourself out there like that, what do you expect will happen. "
This. Very much this.
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#40  Edited By Ghostiet
@Relys said:
" @Ghostiet said:
" @Daryl said:
" Don't like it? Do something worthwhile, you WHORES.  "
I'm puzzled if you have either too much contact with women or none at all. "
They're one step a way from being strippers. Their whole job is to use sex appeal to sell products. "

But that's STILL this one step away. Calling a woman a whore because she is good looking, is hired to use these good looks to advertise something and because she is complaining about being straight out molested is asshattery. Would you call your girlfriend a whore because she got into a temporary job at E3? Hell naw.

Not to mention the fact that every motherfucker calling these women whores probably is just frustrated that a girl like that - no, wait, again: a random attractive woman on a damn street - would have no interested in even looking at them without a signed paycheck.

Also, bad comparison - if you touch a stripper in a club, you end up without your jaw and your ass raped by their union. Because unions are becoming more and more popular in this job.

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#41  Edited By apathylad

Mixed feelings. I imagine a lot of models would be treated like this, especially when they are wearing skimpy clothing...that reminds me, there's a Hooters' relatively close to my college campus.
 
Does anyone remember this line from the car convention on the Simpsons?
 
  
http://download.lardlad.com/sounds/season4/plow2.mp3

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#42  Edited By ryanwho
@damnboyadvance said:
" What kind of punk goes to a nerd convention just to touch a girl's rack? That's just wrong. Show some respect, gentlemen. "
I bet you look strippers in the eyes. Guys like this, just adorable.
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#43  Edited By natetodamax

I don't feel sorry for them.

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#44  Edited By damnboyadvance
@ryanwho said:
" @damnboyadvance said:
" What kind of punk goes to a nerd convention just to touch a girl's rack? That's just wrong. Show some respect, gentlemen. "
I bet you look strippers in the eyes. Guys like this, just adorable. "
Strippers are immoral, and porn is an embarassment to society!
 
Nah! But seriously, I don't go to a convention just to flirt with girls.
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#45  Edited By sjschmidt93

The guys are douchebags, and the girls are morons for being surprised at something like that.

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#46  Edited By citizenkane

They know exactly what they are getting into, so I don't have much sympathy for them.  I know it is usually just a starter gig that they have to do before they move up in modeling, but they know that beforehand.

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#47  Edited By RetroIce4

Lol at the last guy. He got horny over touching hands and a video game.

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#48  Edited By ahriman22

So they get paid to get started at... And don't like it?
 
Oh that's great.

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#49  Edited By xyzygy

The idea of a booth babe is just one of the things that's wrong in this world anyway. If they're going to get a job like that they deserve to be treated like garbage.

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#50  Edited By Suicidal_SNiper

If the only complaint they have of their job is that men get a little aroused around them, maybe they should of found a different job.