Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009
in Strange and Unusual
We palefaced people in Temperate climes aren’t the only ones unhappy with our lot!! This amazes me. We Irish pay an arm and a leg on St Tropez tanning products and tanning booths for that bronzed healthy glow, in fact the first thing I did upon reaching this side of the planet was leg it from the plane into broad Thai daylight screaming “Burn me!! Burn me now!”
Here’s the gas thing though… upon switching on the TV, I’m bombarded with products appealing to Thai ladies not for skin darkening, but for skin bleaching!
Yep, ironically, the land of balmy sunshine is full of women who hate darkened skin, who just like us but in reverse, are spending a small fortune in the effort to become as pale as a Tescos checkout operator, and are wondering why on earth all us reddened bikini-clad Westerners are beating each other for the best benches when we’re all (according to them) perfectly sexy to begin with.
Isn’t that mental?!
I think we should choose a new colour, a nice shade of cyan perhaps. That should even things out nicely.