Poot Thai?


Dear Hillary,

I will go out with a few boys and girls from work. I am the only foreigner, and they all try to understand me when we are working, but after hours it is a different situation and they all happily chat amongst themselves in Thai, leaving me out. Should I say something to them, or to their supervisor, because I would like to get to know them all, but after three months of this, I don’t think it is possible.


Dear Gary,

I want you to stand in front of the mirror and pose the following questions:

What country am I in?

What language do the natives speak?

Since even you will get the answers correct, then you will be able to work out that the answer to your problem is firmly fixed between your two ears. Learn Thai, my Petal, and all the friendships will soon follow.