How much for a Gik?

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Dear Hillary,

How often do Thai women take one of these Giks they talk about.  My mate’s girl has been running some bloke on the side for three months, he finds out.  Yet all the time looking like butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth.  No wonder they say you can’t trust any of these Thai women.  They work on different rules from us, that’s for sure.

Disgusted

Dear Disgusted,

You (and me) are only hearing one side of this.  You don’t say anything about your “mate” who may be a perfectly nice chap, but on the other hand may also be perfectly miserable, so of course she goes looking outside the marital home.  Giks, or someone to have an affair with, belong in every country and society, Petal.  It’s just that we have such a short snappy name for them!  And for that matter, just how faithful are you Mister Disgusted?  Remember that the pot should never call the kettle black, or people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!  Good thing to stay out of your mate’s way for a while, I think.