" Hey why don't you get a fuck before you go back?"
Ahhhh..... I love the Thais (only if they are very familiar with you or in my case a former colleague). Where else would you get such a casual invitation for shag right after a meeting? I had just finished a meeting and was rushing for the 1pm flight. It caught me off guard but I really couldn't help grinning at the invitation. It was blatantly casual but seriously sincere.
"I'll get my driver to send you into town."
"nono its ok man. I gotta head back. I've another meeting in KL later."
"OK la. (barks something in Thai to his secretary to get the suspiciously gay Malaysian a cab to the airport)
It was an interesting day trip to Bangkok yesterday. It started with a semi panic attack when I realized I was wearing a red polo shirt and flying into Bangkok still fresh from the 'Red Shirts' anti-government protest a month ago. Luckily the cab was not that far out so we turned around for me to find a suitable ensemble to fly into Thailand (yellow and camouflage were also out of season)
I was then provided in-flight entertainment on the flight back when:
One of those loud 'ah bengs' walked into the plane, obviously talking to his business partner, mistress or bookie on his mobile phone. He ignored the both the flight attendant's polite requests to not use his phone. Then its was Show Time:
An old English man in front of him turned around and said sternly," Turn it off. It's against the rules!"
Ah Beng kept on going.
"Turn it OFF OR GET OFF THE BLOODY PLANE, YOU INCONSIDERATE BASTARD!!!"
Ah Beng looks stunned. The old dude shoves him hard off to towards the exit. Ah Beng stumbles out in a daze.
"You BASTARD! You IGNORANT, INCONSIDERATE BASTARD!!!!" the old Pom keeps at it to the back of the retreating Ah Beng.
By then the whole plane is deadly quiet. I'm disappointed as there was no flurry of fists or blood. Ironically the old man ends up sitting next to me.
"Ironic... " I think to myself - 2 grumpy bastards sitting in a row.....