Eight things I've noticed from eight months in Bangkok
1.) Walking with purpose doesn't exist here. Neither does multi-tasking. Especially when talking on the phone and/or texting is involved. And don't even get me started on the packs of people who drag their feet and their carcasses along at a snail's pace and won't let anyone pass them. If only I owned a Kalashnikov...
2.) Vehicles have the right of way and pedestrian crossings actually mean 'step on the accelerator'.
3.) Passive aggressiveness isn't a positive attribute.
4.) Safety is underrated.
5.)The closer people are to denture-wearing age, the more inclined they are to elbow you or shove you out of their way.
6.) Pop culture seems to be fascinating to most. But not to me. Do yourself a favor: go broaden your horizons & increase your rapidly-dwindling attention span by reading a fookin' book or meditating or something.
7.) Looking you up and down seems to be a popular pastime amongst the females in this city, but even more so in rural areas. Judging a book by its cover is soooo fifth world...
8.) Few seem to grasp the concept that 195 other nations exist in the world. It's one thing to be a nationalist, and another thing, entirely, to be ignorant.