From Mike in Bangkok:
There are tons of American and Western female tourists who come here year-round, and I can spot an American woman a mile away. They are ALWAYS fatter than the European women, they have a tendancy to smoke more, and their skin is leathery- especially the over-40 American woman. They are also rude, generally have chips on their shoulders, and walk around as if they are hot real estate- totally oblivious to the fact that there are tons of European, Thai, Chinese, etc, women who are walking around who are much more attractive than they are. If it weren't so funny it would be ridiculous, and I can't- for the life of me, see what American women see in themselves. Can anyone tell me why American women have such a high opinion of themselves?