Not keen on smug looks


Dear Hillary,

I have come over here on holiday from the UK and I am shocked by what I see here, going on night and day.  I can put up with the endless beer bars with young women trying to get people to sit down and drink.  I can put up with the fact there are go-go bars with women displaying their bodies as some sort of tourist attraction, but I cannot put up with the way old foreign men walk around with barely teenage Thai girls hanging on to their arm.  They all have such smug looks on their faces with a ‘Look at me, aren’t I clever’ expression.  Don’t they know, or doesn’t anybody tell them that they are just being taken for a ride?  They’re not clever.  It’s disgusting.


Dear Angela,

When you say “They all have such smug looks on their faces with a ‘Look at me, aren’t I clever’ expression” are you referring to the old foreign men, or the barely teenage girls, Petal?  Honestly my Petal, this can be applied to both of them.  They are smiling because they have found themselves in a situation which is good for them.  The young girls have found a financial ‘sponsor’, whilst the old foreign men have found themselves a gorgeous young thing who will take care of their every need.  So just what is so wrong with that, Petal?  It is a win-win situation, so no need to be shocked.  Can the retirees get a deal like that back home in their own countries?  Simple answer – No!

  • At the end of the day it is what it is …survival for the girl and escapeism for the tourist.

  • Kamel Hyder

    Reminds me of the James Brown song “It’s a mans world”.

  • Angela!! Sounds like “Sour Grapes” to me.When was the last time someone Patted you on the Fanny?(US Lingo.)
    Good Luck to the Old Guys. They know the girl is not in Love with them But look forward to seeing a bit of young Flesh.Even if they now only Fire Blanks
    It’s worth a few Baht just to look.
    You can stand the Bars and the Girls showing off their Wares etc.
    So give the Oldies a bit of Slack and smile when they strut by.(Slack? No Pun Intended.)
    With a bit of Luck Mr Right is waiting for you behind the Church.

  • Errol Finn

    Hillary should be setting an example for equal rights by exercising her prerogative to be an old cougar and net herself a Thai toy boy; what joy this would bring to her wizened old chops.