Sunday, April 19, 2009

Turn it up!

Bangkok taxi drivers and Thais, in general, have two settings on their volume control: inaudible and ear-splitting. This must be cultural as Thais are usually soft-spoken, but at the same time, associate loud noise with having fun. The other day, the cabby cranked the volume so loud I thought the glass on Buddha's dome was going to shatter into pieces. And the music wasn't even opera.