Sunday, December 6, 2009 - Crashing a marriage in Laos - Part one.

My query was not intended to be judgmental but rather merciful. They were drunk ; the streets were dark and littered in potholes. I just wanted guarantee that we were not going to take some pissed steroid infested crotch rocket ride paying homage to highschool. Ton explained that he was careful to make the required judgements to drive carefully. This was not one of those times when anyone drinking should not drive. This was one of those times an individual uses his judgement in the correct way. This seems to be normal in a society built on few enforceable laws but cruel penalties for living.

many of us live in a world where we're not trusted to make our own judgements. I soon discovered on exiting the gala that it hadn't been their goal to drive. The energy reached a fevered pitch as we rounded the corner and entered the back of the bride's house. Any reasonable person would think it a little off-color to collapse a marriage. When that wedding actually is in Laos who is to point out if it is incongruous or not? Whom am I kidding? I was well privy to the potential downsides of dropping in on an event that I was clearly not invited. Here is a really good resource about clear glass eiffel tower vases. For all I know lawn bowling or "bocce ball" is their state sport eclipsed only by badminton and a game of hands-free volleyball played with a wicker ball. Up till this point I had only drank Whiskey Lao and Tiger whiskey, which appear to be the 2 competing, brands. In general when drinking lager in Laos the person that buys the 40's-esqe glass bottle pours a drink for himself before offering the glass to the encircling folk.

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