Dear Straight Talk: I often fly for work and my group recently had dinner at a strip club near the destination airport. Needless to say, I was surprised to see a girl my daughter went to high school with working there as a dancer. I don’t think she recognized me as the place was busy. She is only 19. I thought she went off to college. Since then, I’ve been torn wondering if I should say something to her parents. We are acquaintances through our daughters’ school, but we don’t know each other well. — Not Her Father in Santa Rosa
Brandon, 22, Mapleton, Maine: I suggest minding your own business. What if this girl told your family you were at a strip club? Drug dealing is illegal, prostitution is illegal, but stripping is not. If you think it’s morally “wrong”, why did you set foot in there? Once someone turns 18 and leaves home, their business should not become their parents’ unless their parents are providing for them. Moral of this story: Don’t go to strip clubs if you don’t want to see the reality that some kids would rather make more than $7.50 an hour.
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