How long have you been in Thailand? Maybe it’s TOO long
You know you’ve been in Thailand too long when:
You think it’s normal to have a beer at 9:00 a.m.
You begin to enjoy Thai TV programs.
You look four ways before crossing🙂 way street.
You realize that ALL your problems are caused by Thai girls or cranky ATMs.
You put salt and chilli on your fruit
A Thai cop stops you for a minor infraction and you automatically reach for your wallet.
You think that a Honda Civic is a prestigious car.
All your tee-shirts are emblazoned with the name of some bar.
You can’t remember the last time you wore a suit and tie.
You think a polo shirt and jeans are formal attire.
Someone tells you that watching Thai politics is like watching two chameleons making love and you understand the analogy.
You aren’t upset when the bar girl next to you eats beetles as a snack.
Later the same night, you actually kiss the bar girl who earlier dined on the beetles.
You haven’t had a solid stool for five years.
You wake up in the morning and realize that you have nowhere to go and all day to get there.
You think white wine goes well with Som Tam.
You understand when your Thai wife says, “My friend you” or “Same same but different”
A Thai bar girl you’ve just met tells you that her mother is deathly ill and you just laugh and walk away.
You realize that your Thai wife’s loyalties belong to
1. Her parents.
2. Her brats from a previous marriage to a Thai scoundrel who deserted her.
3. Any remaining blood relatives.
4. The family buffalo.
5. The family’s goldfish.
The Thai Navy buys a new submarine and you’re not surprised when the first thing they do is remove the mufflers and hang a garland from the rear view mirror.
You consider you mobile phone a fashion accessory.
You start wearing slippers everywhere
You start driving cars barefeet
You no longer enjoy Songkran. Instead, you stay home with a stack of videotapes.
You become an expert on buying and selling gold jewellery
Dogs become animals you’d rather kick than pet.
When driving a car you’ll start using every free inch of the road.
You flash your 4 indicator lights when driving straight on at an intersection.
It’s two days before payday, so you only go to bars with balloons strung outside.
You realize that all the important words in Thai begin with the letter “S” = Sanuk (Fun), Saduak (convenient), Sabai (comfortable), Suay (pretty).
You believe that buying a gold chain is an acceptable courtship ritual, or at least a form of foreplay.
You think a calendar more useful than a watch.
You go to a Thai Boxing match and a soccer game breaks out.
You stand in the shadow of a telephone pole while waiting for a bus.
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