Of course an expat such as yourself would find such a long standing Thai custom as sin-sod classless.
Is that the only thing you find classless in Thailand or is there more? Or are the only classless cases things that affect your wallet?
Westerners will pay much more (unless you are skint) for a full blown western wedding.
Is that classless as well? To ensure the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with has HER one magical day she will remember her entire life over money? Is this day for her or for your wallet?
As I said, people can do what ever they want and that they do for all their OWN reasons.
For me, I wanted to follow the Thai tradition for all the right reasons, for my wife, family and the importance of that day to HER, all above money, so she would have a magical day she would remember forever.
You seem to have no clue what it is all about?
The custom is NOT to show you can afford it, it is to show value to the village for your wife.
To say it is classless when there is such a long standard tradition just shows to you be selfish.
By your own admission of " I'm not going to show off money, pretending that I am giving it or make a show that I can afford to give it", is an admission you have no idea what the custom is even about. It is not about YOU SHOWING OFF!
Henna that is available in the market are all chemically modified. They are not originally from 100% plant based. Further Henna is only applied on the surface of the skin. It is not injected beneath the top layer of the skin. Even hair dye has instruction to test on a small area of the skin for allergic reactions before applying to the scalp.
He seemed to have his eyes closed. Could she have had perfume on which got him a little stiffy? His thumb was probably bigger than his actual thing. sort of gros and can see where she was upset. I would never want that to happen to my daughter. As for my wife, I don't think he would have stood a chance trying to get away with that crap. Lots of perves in this country, but so has everywhere else and even more gros than this act of whatever he was rubbing.