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Thai’d and Towed Part 2

November 1, 2010

Read Part 1 below first…

Now when Mr. Coke first parked his taxi, I kinda wanted to ask him if he was sure it was okay to park there.  In a city where there are about a billion cars, when you park in an area where no other car is parked and an area designated for taxis and you then remove your taxi sign on the top of the cab, I’d wonder if it was okay.  But I didn’t say anything because I thought he might misinterpret it as I was looking for Thai prostitutes or something.  So it came as less a surprise to me than to him to find the car gone.  Towed away.  He kept saying, “police no good.”

We walked to the area where it was towed.  Not too far away where some procession was going on…

Mr. Coke spotted the cab and it had the ticket on it to pay for its release.  700 bahts.  Which is 300 more than I was paying him.  So he paid to take me around the city, but was still polite about it.  Just “police no good.”  
Impound
Mr. Coke trying to get cab released

The police took their sweet time finally removing the boot from the cab and Mr. Coke kept apologizing to me for the time it took.  I felt bad that this was costing him money but this was his doing.  He took me next to the Golden Mount and another small shrine in the city before taking me to a Thai seafood restaurant, where I treated for his drink and food, all considering he had a bad day.  Me?  I got to see a few places it would have taken me a long time to figure out how to find.  For 400 bahts.  Not a bad first day.

Tuk-tuk

Street cleaner

Golden Mount

Mr. Coke hits the gong.  “Police no good.”

View from Golden Mount

Thai Seafood Restaurant

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3 Comments

  • Reply jdubz November 4, 2010 at 11:46 am

    is mr coke's arch nemesis mr pepsi? is his really skinny sister, ms diet coke? is his gandpa mr classic coke? as you know i can riff on this forever.

    awesome story!

  • Reply Michael November 4, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    jw, good for you for keeping it clean. You could have gone in a completely different direction and considered Mr. Ecstasy or Sir Heroin instead.

  • Reply jdubz November 5, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    honestly, my mind didn't even go there. but you've seen the contents of my 'fridge, so of course soda remains prominent.

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