|Making Plans With Genghis Trooper|
|Beyond the Force Field|
I venture across Thanon Tanao and on first glance I already know that this is the place. No menu, only the sign on the cart that reads “Pat Thai”, cut veggies, tofu, condiments and a small ice box with some meats. The lady looks up from her wok to greet me and quickly inquires “pat thai?” I simply reply “please” as I shake my head yes! She points at the small tables on the sidewalk inviting me to sit down. As I sit there waiting for my food I look across the street to see hundreds of tourists browsing around the food stands on “the other side.” I think to myself: why won’t they cross the street? But, who knows, I just know that I’m waiting to get mine. As I debate the possibility of an invisible force field that impedes their progress, and that I somehow managed to escape, the lady gestures for me to come to the cart. She shows me some raw chicken while she motions to the wok. I quickly say “no, no, no”, but notice some nice looking prawns staring at me and I point at them. She nods and smiles, goes back to the flaming wok.
|JEUS CHRIST! THEY KIDNAPPED BUDDAH!|