My Chinese new tutor is actually a real teacher. She is not some language-exchange partner. She is not trying to find a foreigner husband to take her away. She is not trying to teach me the bad words and local slang. She's a real tutor. And I try to treat her with respect...
Then I see stuff like this and I think to myself, "You mean I could have asked for this?!?"
This is the way people sell beers, right? Your product can't get differentiated (or it just sucks), so you have to somehow re-package it with long legs and ample bosoms. It's disgusting (read "intriguing"), reprehensible ("fantastic!"), and degrading ("dream come true").
Oddly enough, this comes about a week after my tutor tells me that her company lost a Korean student after the teacher traded him off to a fellow tutor. Apparently he wasn't happy with his new tutor and asked for another tutor, which also turned out badly. When they inquired more into what had happened, they found out that he didn't think the new people were attractive enough and decided to go elsewhere.
She also mentioned that her company was fearful of getting a bad reputation after another group (also Korean) called and asked them to send their most attractive teachers to instruct their group. As a former government agency, they obviously couldn't have anything to do with this and turned them away. Both of these incidents were pretty shocking to her at the time, but she laughed about them later.
My, I learned a valuable lesson here? Pretend like I'm Korean. They apparently have the biggest balls of any group of students I've ever seen.