Fresh from the Overheard series.
It gets boring yes, if you don’t have family… it gets boring. My dad in India. Mama dies. He no want to come to America, he came stay with me 3 months, this he no like. America very good country, I don’t want go anywhere but…you feel lonely, that’s the problem, if you’re not married, no kids, that’s the problem. I find many lady, black, white, Latin, Indian, I’m not good, that’s my problem, I stay sometime then I go, that’s my problem. It’s good, I didn’t eat McDonald’s for 4 months, hehe. You know, McDonald’s making so much money, I make money on stock market, should have bought some stock, but now it’s expensive. Oh, you want a pie? Go get it! You want pineapple? Get it, get it!
I’m confused. I like fish, fish is good for brain, heart, I don’t care for chicken, fish is good for brain, as long as your body ok, you’re ok. Body not okay then… Don’t eat fat, fat is bad. In Asia diabetes big problem. I eat rice too much, no good. India, Vietnam, everybody eat rice, but rice is not good. Little bit. I eat too much, you get diabetes, sugar! Yeah no good. You live where? What time metro close? Ah, it’s past midnight. You take taxi? I don’t like Coke, I never drink Coke, Cola is bad, very, very bad, too much sugar, that’s why I don’t drink so much. I didn’t know I was hungry, I was hungry, but I didn’t know. When you drink you need to eat, when you eat you need to drink, it’s no good…
You don’t eat? Why? That’s good. Yeah McDonald’s they’re very smart, they know how to sell to people. And it’s fresh. McDonald’s and Burger King, Nana Square… They open 24/7. They have Pepsi right? Yup they are good. I want to go sleep, I’m very tired…what do you study? Law? What year? You finished? You look for job? Okay. Yeah I don’t know, law is not easy job, not easy anywhere, but if you’re good you make lot of money. Okay. Oh? Oh, okay, okay I understand. Oh wow, okay. They practice law in Bangkok? Yeah. You want to go back? Yeah… you like Bangkok? Bangkok is confusing city. I’m okay. Come back to Washington. I can go back to India any time… you finished? Want to get out?
(As overheard in a Bangkok Mcdonald’s)