2006 Nov 15 - New to Bangkok

My new friend puts his hand lightly on my knee as we wait outside the Marriott. A schoolboy gets my attention by pulling the loose skin on my elbow. The Patpong prostitutes grab and twist the fat near my quadricep, stretch and ply me into spilling out their wages. Old men delight and rub my funny white skin. Those in the crowd will not move, they want me to brush past.