A Durian kingpin has a proposition to you single men out there.
“Announcement: Looking for a son-in-law,” 58-year-old durian wholesaler Anon Rodthong posted to his Facebook page on Saturday along photos of his daughter, fat stacks of cash, and piles of gold jewelry.
Before you think about applying, however, know there are three crucial requirements. Luckily, none of them seem that hard to meet.
- “Doesn’t have to be that smart, they just have to be able to read and write (please don’t bring your degrees to cluster the house).”
- “Hard working and not lazy.”
- “Stingy about money and loves durian.”
If Anon finds you worthy, he says that you won’t just win his daughter’s hand, you’ll also receive THB10 million (about US$310,000) in cash.
While the post appears to have been deleted as of this morning, Anon has already made it clear to local media that it was not a joke.
“I want someone to take care and continue my business. I don’t need someone with a bachelors or masters degree…. I just want a good, hard working, diligent man. Not addicted to gamblinh or anything. That’s it — everything else, I already have,” he told Thairath in an interview.
“I don’t want anyone as rich as me either, because I will give my son-in-law all my assets,” he added.
If you’re wondering how Anon’s 26-year-old daughter, Kanjasita “Pui” Rodthong, feels about all this, she seems to be taking it in relative stride.
Rodthong told Khaosod that while she was a little shocked to see her father’s Facebook post, she thought it was funny and didn’t think much about it as she knows her father has good intentions.
“I don’t have a type. I just want a good man,” she said in an interview.
Kanjasita reportedly earned an accounting degree from Assumption University (ABAC) before briefly moving to China to study language at Sun Yat-sen University.
Since then, she has reportedly returned to Thailand to help with the family business.
Among the many candidates expressing interest, one already seems to have emerged as the favorite of netizens, with Premyosapon Khongsai from Trat province already having more than 14,000 likes.
“I’m interested. I am 28 years-old. My family also grows Durian in Trat province. We have over 300 trees… I can weather the sun and the rain. I can drive a 10-wheel truck and tractor. Please consider me, father Anon. Thank you,” he writes.
Even expats were getting in on the act, with members of the Facebook group “Everything Bangkok” expressing a bit of tongue-in-cheek interest.
“Send her over,” wrote one commenter.
“Does she likes women too?” a female member asked.
So what do you think readers? Is Anon’s search for the perfect man for his daughter a harmless exercise or do you think advertising a human on social media is a little… problematic?
Let us know in the comments section or on Twitter @CoconutsBangkok.