A couple of interesting taxi trips in last two days. Firstly the knife wielding song taew driver and today on returning from dropping my daughter at school and near the skytrain station my driver asks me a series of questions in Thai. Firstly I am little surprised that I understand what he is asking as my Thai is pretty poor (shame on me after seven years here!)
Exchange goes as follows (translated by me!):
Taxi: You like Ladyboy?
Taxi: You gay?
Taxi: Most farang (foreigner) like Ladyboy
Me: Ok, really… I am quite normal
Taxi: Ladyboy big throat
Me: Yes and big hands
Me: Haha, well some Ladyboys are very beautiful but normal girl fine for me
Taxi: Yes, OK
Me: Thanks, drop me off here please…
Well it certainly is far more interesting and engaging than the usual:
Taxi: Where you from?
Taxi: Man U?
Me: No I am from Manchester I support City!
Taxi: I like Man U/Liverpool/Chelsea