A common topic that you will read about in the local newspapers is the complaint Westerners make regarding the amount of noise from the establishment next door.
Now a person of Thai Heritage does not usually generate a complaint of this type and it is not always clear why. One would generally assume that it was the whinging expat of some country who cannot handle the Karaoke Bar closing at 2 am in the morning whilst the Thai man is probably singing and guzzling ‘Black Label’ whisky.
Well the expat is not ‘always’ wrong.
(Ed – just usually).
However the Thai people are generally further along the evolutionary chain than many Western Countries – bar Spain. Specifically the Thai person is able to selectively dismiss noises when they want to sleep and can sleep anywhere!
(Ed wife – my husband can selectively dismiss questions as well!)