Half-sized robbers?


Dear Hillary,

Don’t you get tired of all these men who write in complaining that they have been ripped off, jilted, robbed and bankrupted by women half their size and half their age.  Is this some inbuilt male self-destructive mechanism, or are they all just suckers for a pretty face?  Or is it just all the beer that they drink?  I am sure you must know what all these poor chaps should do, and preferably before they all go broke.

Amazing Thailand

Dear Amazing Thailand,

I suppose you are Ms Amazing Thailand, going by the tone of your letter and reading a little between the lines.  There must be some reason for your letter, more than just curiosity.  Now, have you lost someone to the brown maidens, I wonder?  No, males generally do not show self-destruction as one of their less redeeming features, well, not to my knowledge at least.  However, you are correct that some (not all, my Petal) of them fall prey to the flattery found in the beer bars, and when viewing the world through beer glasses, you can get a somewhat distorted idea of what is real and what is clever salesmanship.  So I’m sorry I cannot fully answer your queries, but perhaps you can answer just why do these men succumb so readily?  Is there something missing in their previous relationships?  A little soul-searching might be needed here?