I’m severely lacking in both and while writing for the Hook offers both unlimited clout and enough disposable cash to buy a small island, I somehow burn through both.
What I need is to be paid to have a missus and while I have considered being a high-class gigolo – being taken out for meals by women in their middle-ages whose husbands are having it off with their secretaries – this seems a lot easier.
Arnon Rodthong, 58, is a millionaire in Thailand who owns a thriving durian fruit farm in the Chumphon province.
All of this wealth isn’t enough to sooth his aching heart though, as what he wants more than anything is someone to marry his daughter, as well as an heir to his fruity throne.
With that, he’s offering one lucky man the lump sum of 10 million Thai Baht (£240,000 / $300,000) to marry his 26-year-old daughter, Karnsita, so long as he also helps run the family business and eventually take over it.
Weirdly, it turns out that Arnon does have some sons but despite this, he really wants to give everything he has to Karnsita’s future husband.
“I want someone to take care of my business and make it last. I don’t want a person with a bachelor’s, or master’s or philosopher’s degree.
I want a diligent man. I just want someone with a hard-working attitude. That’s all.”
As soon as I have an in-law, I will give up all my assets to him.“
As for Karnsita herself, she speaks both fluent English and Chinese and listen, I know everyone’s beautiful and we should promote body-positivity in all forms, but we’re all thinking it so I’ll say it – she’s not even slightly ugly.
She’s objectively good-looking, so it’s a wonder her dad has taken thing into his own hands to such a degree.
Karnsita did say that she would expect some of the money her future husband was given to pay for ‘plastic surgery in Korea’. She also added that she wasn’t at all mad at her dad for doing this, and was more or less going to enjoy the ride…
“I first found out about my father’s post when my friend’s showed me. I was surprised but I can see the funny side to it, too.
It is true that I am still single. If I have to get married with someone, I only want him to be a diligent and good person who loves his family.“
You can’t say fairer than that.
Good luck to her.
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