April 03, 2004

BURGER QUEEN

Itís a Thai version of The Simple Life:

Thailandís billionaire Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has sent his teenage daughter to work at McDonald's.

Paetongtarn, who has just completed her university entrance exams, will work there on a part-time basis.

Hey, it could be worse.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 3, 2004 02:27 AM
Comments

Let's see, capitalist country's prime minister sends his daughter to work at McDonald's. Shouldn't Arafat be sending his offspring off to blow themselves up?

Posted by: Brian Jones at April 3, 2004 at 03:54 AM

Alan Anderson has a decent go at the Herald Sun
"Girls have sex for HECS" item that Tim linked to.

http://www.gravett.org/AA/

Posted by: max power at April 3, 2004 at 04:22 AM

Liked Alan Anderson's take on the Herald Sun "Girls have sex for HECS" item that Tim linked to.

http://www.gravett.org/AA/

Posted by: max power at April 3, 2004 at 04:25 AM

When I was young I knew kids from rich & ďsuper-richĒ families. Some of them worked as scoopers at ice cream shops & in other bottom-rung jobs. Didnít hurt any of them. Of course these were the ones who needed the experience the least in comparison with some others, their families were already the ones that didnít let them put on airs.

Posted by: ForNow at April 3, 2004 at 05:11 AM

College girls dancing as stripping to pay tuition is news in Australia? Half the hot girls in my class did it. Especially the Russian ones.

Posted by: Moonbat_One at April 3, 2004 at 08:01 AM

I never expected anything from my family and I was never disappointed. Making a good living and life on my own. Peace, y'all.

Posted by: Fred at April 3, 2004 at 08:53 AM

Jeez, that "college girls strip for tuition money" sure rings a bell. Half the bar-girls I ran into in the Itaewon district of Seoul,
Korea claimed to be, uh-um, "college girls". Amazing coincidence.

Posted by: David Crawford at April 3, 2004 at 09:21 AM

The Herald Sun item is one of those "uni students facing poverty" stories. Yet in the print version there are interviews with some of the girls who say they'll keep working in the sex trade, even after they get their degrees and professional jobs - because the money's so good. It's more a case of naked greed than real hardship.

Posted by: Mark Richardson at April 4, 2004 at 04:04 PM