The Pursuit of Happiness…..

Having recently gone through the process of applying for a U.S Visa – I found myself having to list all the Countries I have visited in the last 5 years.  As I cast my mind back, I couldn’t help but surmise the place up in a word or two.

Kicking off in no particular order…

Spain – Shit.   France – Shit.  Netherlands – Shit.  Germany – Shit. South Africa – Shit.  Vietnam – Shit.  Laos – Shit. Philippines – Shit. UAE – Shit.  India – Really shit.   There are a couple of Middle Eastern Countries to go on that list.. but I’ll leave those off.

A pal of mine recently said to me that maybe… just maybe it’s me is the problem?  I don’t quite know what he means?

I am currently sitting in Bangkok airport in the Emirates lounge.  I am not happy.  No happy at all.  The reason for this is I’ve just my tiny powerbank confiscated.  The same powerbank that I have carried with me more than 100 times through this airport.   They can’t determine the power size which means it’s not allowed.  The thing is small.  Very small.    Obviously not as small as the girls brain who nabbed it.

No point in trying to explain to them to look it up on the internet to find a datasheet.

Just another thing to add to my ever growing list of bad experiences in this (and every other) Country.

I’ve been in Thailand less than a week and can’t wait to leave.     I arrived last Friday and stayed in Bangkok for a few days to show a work colleague and his kid some sites at the weekend.   A bit of culture that I had heard about.

After the touristy stuff was done, I headed to soi 4 & cowboy to meet up with the lads.   It had been a while – so thought it would be really exciting and all the women beautiful.   I was wrong.

I had to drink my body-weight in Vodka before I could get in the swing of things.  And when I did, I ended up fuming – again.

Ignoring all the bloody lady drink glasses I keep getting served,  we ended up in Twister upstairs in Nana.

I was half past drunk and some bint on stage made an effort to interact with me.  I like a bit of banter, instead of the usual hanging onto a pole.  So I slipped her a brown sheet for tip.   She got excited and came down from the pole.    She asked for a drink.  O.k I tell her.    Small chit-chat for a few mins.  Where you come flom? What’s your name.. the usual.    The drink was slammed in one.. so the service girl on standby prompted me for another.  Go on then.   Service girl also asked for one.    No. Fuck off.

The girl talking to me then had her two drinks delivered.  Tequila & Coke.  Not sure how much that costs, but I am sure it’s way more than the shite vodka and syrup cola I have been served in a lady drink tumbler.

Then… another girl appeared with a tray of potato type snacks on little trays.  She looked like she should be serving in a Cinema or fairground.     I wasn’t interested.   The girl with me however grabbed a couple of trays and then another girl on the stage started chowing down on them.   I was then asked to handover the 100bht to pay for it.  I argued that I had not asked for them, didn’t want them and maybe they should ask the girl on stage who has a gob full to pay?  I was not impressed.

I didn’t want to embarrass my pal who has ‘friends’ there so did only what I could.  I voted with my feet.  Check-bin the fuck out of there.

I made sure I pocketed all the change and was just about to storm out when the girl with me asked me for a tip?!!  She’d had 1000 out of me.  3 or 4 drinks and 2 trays of crap all inside 5 mins.  And now she wanted a tip.     I told her I had to go to the ATM – as I wanted to barfine her and needed a stack of cash.  I’d be back shortly…    cow.

That’s another bar on my long list of bars never to return to.

Back to Hua Hin.  It’s quiet.  Really quiet.  Good. No people to piss me off.     It’s rainy season so there is nothing to do in the daytime.   In the evenings we headed out to catch up with some people we know.  One night out of the 5 was a good night.  I don’t like them odds.

I am glad to be heading out of Thailand.    Off to Dubai where it is roasting hot.   I’ll spend the next week relaxing in a nice hotel.  Hooking up with pals and work colleagues.   Do a bit of shopping and hangout at the pool.   Of course, that all sounds well and good, but I am sure in the next week I’ll be bitching and moaning about something.

I really need to find something that gives me happiness.


4 thoughts on “The Pursuit of Happiness…..”

  1. Bloody hell Graham. I seriously worry about your blood pressure these days! Twister sounds a right shit hole/clip joint. As you were in Nana P did you check out Billboard? That place is top drawer.

    1. I went to BillBoard the night before. Agreed, top shelf girls.

      They were so nice that it actually made me angry.

      If I had a pocketful of cash and a hotel suite I’d have gone for it. Hmmm…

      I hate my life

  2. If you have one bad neighbor, chances are he’s an asshole. If you have multiple bad neighbors, chances are you’re the asshole. I don’t have such problems. When my neighbors start making too much noise, yelling, dogs barking, screaming and so on, I just move my trailer to another spot in the park.

    1. Good point Frank. I prefer to live where people are seen and not heard. I was brought up to respect other people. Just like I don’t sit in public places and watch youtube on full volume on my phone.. or have pointless conversations on speakerphone when I could just as easily hold the phone to my head. It’s all about personal standards.

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