So we have been in Thailand since June 24 and I have pretty much gotten used to most things. But there are still some things that I have trouble wrapping my head around. Such as…
1. U Turns On A Highway
Really? How is this possible. I mean I see it all the time, but I still can’t figure out how they are doing it. How do you make a complete u-turn into oncoming traffic that is coming at least 70 mph? How are there not at least 100 fatalities per day just because of this one crazy idea. This would never fly in the states. Never.
2. The Army Rides Scooters and Wears Slippers
Hahahahaha! It really is as funny as it sounds. The first time they showed up trying to look all serious and authoritative, it took everything in me not to laugh in their face. I mean seriously though, how am I supposed to be intimidated when you pull up riding on the back of a scooter wearing a pair of slip ons! HAHAHAHA its funny just thinking about it!
3. Beetle Nut
Beetle Nut is a plant that many of the people in the country side chew. It has addictive properties. It is kind of like tobacco I guess, but worse. This stuff discolors your teeth almost immediately. It makes your mouth look like you have been eating candy of a certain color and your mouth is that color too. It is by far one of the most disgusting habits I have ever come across. It is really hard to carry on a conversation with someone eating beetle nut because all you can stare at is their mouth. And I’m trying my hardest not to let my face make disgusted looks. In my mind I’m wondering to myself, “Do you own a mirror? You must not, because if you had one, you would see how Weird, Funny, and Crazy you look right now!”