It's been all over the news these last couple of days: Lubbock's once-staunch moral fiber has slipped even further with the arrival of Lubbock Fantasy Maid Service, a business concern whose name pretty much describes what it offers: nekkid girls cleaning your house.
Rates are $100 an hour for one maid and $150 an hour for two, and owner Melissa Borrett offers a continual discount for police and other public servants.
The city of Lubbock is trying its level best to shut Borrett down. They say hers is a sexually oriented business for which she has no permits. Borrett counters that she doesn't need any permits because she doesn't run an SOB, as no touching is allowed.
Intrigued by her savvy and courage, we clicked over to her Facebook page, and found out that she kinda rocks. Here is what she posted as her musical comment to the ongoing controversy in the Bible Belt town..
And there's more....
She's a proud member of the Occupy Lubbock movement, a group we were slightly more surprised to discover than her fledgling business. She likes the Beatles and Pink Floyd and hates Nickelback.
And the tattooed rocker chick is involved in animal rights and anti-bullying efforts. (Full disclosure: Kindness Matters, the Lubbock anti-bullying group Borrett supports on Facebook, was founded by Lisa Smith, a second cousin of mine, after her quirky teenaged daughter FeFe was bullied to death by the "good Christians" in the Panhandle at the end of 2010.)
Borrett also has recently posted a pic of herself holding up a homemade placard reading "Viva la revolucion!" and had this to say earlier this week:
"I expected backlash, and I'm really not surprised to see that 99% of the people saying rude things about me and what I do to survive are women. Well, sorry ladies, but you weren't my target demographic. I'll hire some pool boys, don't worry."
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And she remains defiant, if a little cryptic, when talking about her maid service.
"I'm gonna own it until China says I don't," she writes.