Monday, September 29, 2008

Buddha Baht

Taxi Buddhas come in all colors, shapes, sizes, and materials. Sometimes they're even made out of torn money, as some Thais believe this is a way to make money multiply. For me, Buddha statues made out of Thai baht are extremely tacky. I realize people sometimes need to pray for money, but is it necessary to turn Buddha into a get-rich scheme? When I asked the taxi driver about his Buddha with the torn money, he told me that it has worked for him on occasion. Maybe I should try tearing up all my money. With my luck, it would just mean that I'm out more baht.