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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Maids - Extra Duties

I have been meaning to write about this for ages. I am lazy I suppose - not like the maids I have employed over the many years I have been living in Bangkok.

In my time here I have lived in 4 seperate condos in different parts of the city and in each one I have employed maids to do general cleaning and laundry ( not live in). I recruited them by word of mouth or from a small advertisement on the condominium notice board. Each maid, and there has been 6 of them in total, have been excellent. I paid them the going rate which over time has varied from 200 - 500 Baht.

They were aged between 18 years and 40 - nothing special to look at, just pleasant girls. All were punctual, dilligent and reliable. They had another thing in common as well - they were interested in extra activites - sex.

It started the same way with each maid. After a few visits and having got to know them a bit I told them I needed a massage and was going to a massage shop for an hour or two. They all told me not to go but give them the money and they would do it after they finished cleaning. I took them up on the offers and the massage from each of them soon expanded into sex.

3 were married ( or so they said ) the other 3 were single ( or so they said 5555 ). The extra duties they performed went on until I moved condo or they just moved away. Now what worries me is the question is it normal for a maid to be like this ?

What prompted me to write this is that my maid has just left......

Friday, February 26, 2016

Something To Think About - Thai Girl

I thought my luck was in some months ago when I met a pleasant Thai girl who was one of the managers at a 5 star hotel in Bangkok. She was from Rayong, had a good job, spoke excellent English, had a car and small condo. We started going out and seemed to get on quite well.

After a few dates we ended up back at my place and spent the night together. There was no talk of money or anything similar. In the morning she went to work and we arranged to meet that night at her office in the hotel.

We met up and I could see she was not herself. We went for something to eat and she soon moved on to the topic of money. She said no farang can have sex with her for free !! I was not shocked but slightly amused. What ruined it for me was when she went on to say Thai men can for free but farang cannot !!  As you might expect that statement ended the conversation and she was history.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sign Of The Times ?

I popped in to Pantip Plaza the other day. The last time I went there was about a year ago - then it was crowded with customers, stalls and all the shop space seemed occupied. Business seemed brisk.

But now many shop spaces are empty or shuttered. Many of the stalls on the upper floors have gone, the place looks as though it is on the way down.

I can only speculate on the reason - is it because tourist numbers are really down hence not enough customers ? Is it because business owners are getting out because the building is going to make way for a new development of some sort ? Are the small businesses being priced out of the market by the big guys ? Who knows - I don't.

I know everything changes over time but this is sad :)