On a trip to Bangkok for some year ago I quickly learned that the Thai people had a hard time to pronounce the letter R it always came out as L. This could be very confusing for a Viking like me.
When I entered the hotel as was greeted with a big smile and Velly Wellcome soel. That made me smile a bit.
Everybody was “welly flendly” to me in Bangkok I must say. I just had to figure out what they said all the time witch made the days a little longer and more exciting.
One evening I decided to get a bite to eat at Bangkok’s, then the largest outdoor restaurant. I took a taxi and was very excited to see and have a feel of authentic Thai food.
When I arrived I was amazed to see all the waitresses and waiters on Rollerblades speeding like demons between the tables occasionally running over a slower guest.
It was now time to check the menu. There were things that you only could find in the Bible, like fried snake head, whole fried pigeon and many more sweet animals to show of on your plate. As a Swede I decided to go for vegetable soup and at least believe I have saved a pigeon to have a favor with the animal God.
I really wanted to have some bread to my soup and here all hell broke loose in communication with the waitress.
I asked do you have bread; she looked like she came from space and just said no bleed. I asked for a pen and paper and started to draw the best I could a piece of bread and showed with my body language how to cut the bread. She just looked at me again and said very short just no bleed. I gave up and asked, what could you offer instead then?
She thought for some time and said with a smile “only flied lice soel” This was the straw for me, I did not want to eat the big animals on the menu and now she wanted me to eat the microscopically ones, maybe they could have fried all the mosquitoes that feed on my legs during my stay there instead then I could have got even with those bloodsuckers.
Until today I praise Burger King and all their meat that is hidden between bread and salad so I don’t have to stare the animals in their eyes when I put them between my lips and chew them.
This blog is for all of you that want to hear about things that they don't print in the news papers. That is sad but true, I never wrote anything to anybody but here I am hope you will get some fun and even some bright moments out of this total amateur blogtog.