I have been in Bangkok many years now and been have a good customer at one particular small bar. I was a good customer but no more.
The other night I went into the bar at about 0330 - 0345 and stayed for 2 hours. I was the only customer - with 3 staff. I thought I knew the staff quite well, and to try to keep them happy I rang the bell 4 times to put some money in their pockets. Two hours later I asked for the bill - the amount they wanted was extortionate. It was as if I had rung the bell 15 times ! Apparently 4 of us had consumed over 15 drinks each in 2 hours ! That figure is worked out at the cost of staff drinks. In actual fact my drinks would have been 40 Baht cheaper and therefore I must have drunk about 18 shorts !!!!! We should all have been in hospital.
That's 1 drink every 6 or 7 minutes for me and 1 drink every 8 minutes for them....say I got my times wrong and was in there 4 hours ( I wasn't as I was in another bar until it closed at about 3am ) I would still have been drinking 1 drink every 12 or 13 minutes for 4 hours !!! A visit to the local police station soon sorted the matter out and I paid what I really owed - half of what the bar wanted.
Is it me or is something wrong somewhere.