The common theory goes that all the bad people in places like Pattaya and the drinking dens of Bangkok are the bar girls. Those happy, respectful, vibrant young schoolgirls from the likes of rural Isaan somehow turn eighteen and regenerate into lying, cheating hookers whose morals are left to suffocate in the stifling hot air of their parents homes.
Most of the bar girls in Thailand are mothers of young children, single parents who have left their partners because of his infidelity or general noncompliance to a reasonable loving relationship. Young mouths need to be fed, take a look at any chirping birds nest. A lack of good education and the latter needs make their choice of a life pleasing drunk tourists a difficult but necessary one. Maybe necessary is too strong a word. Practicality and word of mouth may be better ones.