The expat's perspective on life in Thailand is constantly changing (evolving, even).
One minute I think I have it all sussed, only to then find I'm just as confused as when I first arrived.
I've been living in Thailand for quite a while now, and there are a few things I catch myself doing now and then, that make me realise how far I've come to adapting to a completely different way of life.. A way of life that is becoming more familiar than the one I left behind.
So just for a laugh, here are five things that let me know that maybe, I've been in Thailand too long:
1. Getting stopped by the cops (when you've committed a heinous crime, like switching lanes) and winding down the window, unphased, with 200 baht ready in hand.
2. Saying 'kub / kub / kub / kub / kub', even when you have no idea what the Thai person is talking about.
3. Walking into a 'Western' fast food place, looking at the overhead menu, working out how much cheaper you can buy a Thai dish for, and walking out, hungry.
4. Whilst driving, spotting the motorcyclist pulling out in front of you, thinking, 'if you get in my way mate, that's your problem'.
5. Swearing that you'll never ride on the back of a taxi motorcycle ever again, and then finding yourself on the back of a motorcycle taxi, life flashing before your eyes, swearing, 'I will never ride on the back of a motorcycle taxi ever again'.
There are hundreds more.. What let's you know that you've been in Thailand too long?