Prostitution is a legal and taxable trade in Germany, but enforcing taxes among sex workers on the street can be problematic. The city of Bonn has come up with a new solution, though. Prostitutes must now pay a nightly tax to automated ticket machines.
The machine looks remarkably like the ones that sell parking time in my town. The "receipt" must be placed on the dashboard (I put 'em slightly under the gas cap on my bike). One wonders where they will be displayed on the working girls. Right next to the safety inspection sticker?
Lends a whole new meaning to the term "meter maid", don't it? What's next, coin-operated sex workers? They probably already have that somewhere.
Read the article. IMNSHO Germany has a practical approach and an enlightened attitude.