I am 38 years old and have been in Thailand for six years and have had quite a few Thai girlfriends in that time (both long time and short time). When I first arrived I was blown away by the beauty of the Thai girls and I was forever walking around seeing more and more attractive girls everywhere I looked. However, I have noticed that I am getting excited over the European girls I see in the city and they are becoming more and more desirable every day. Problem is, I don’t know how to approach them. Thai girls make it easy, European girls do not. Where do I go from here? Do you think I have a problem Mrs Hillary?
Yes, Petal, you do have a problem. Part of your problem is an excess of circulating hormones and the other part is your believing that the grass in the next field is always greener than the one you are in. Bottle the hormones; you’ll need them later when you are older. As far as hopping over the fence into the next field – that is entirely up to you, but do be careful you don’t snag any parts of your undercarriage on the barbed wire. By the way it’s Miss Hillary, thank you!
I have noticed that up-market restaurants have some young person trying to drag you inside. I find it turns me off the place, rather than make me want to eat there. This behavior seems to happen with many restaurants along Second Road and Beach Road, and even is now happening in Jomtien. Why do they do this, as surely they would be better off serving at the tables inside the restaurant? Can you tell me why, as nobody else seems to know the answer?
Dear Picky Eater,
These people are called “Greeters” in the trade, and their job is just as you said: to entice people inside. Like all people in jobs anywhere, some are better at it than others. The good ones make you feel honored that you have been “chosen” to come into their restaurant, while the not so good make you want to run away. Just take it all in your stride and go and eat at the places you want to go to. With hundreds restaurants in Pattaya, there’s enough to go round. Check Miss Terry Diner’s Dining Out column each week for different places to go.