Late night ruminations in the Westin

“I hope you have a nice holiday.”
“He’s not on holiday, he’s at work. ”
“Ooooh… I hope you have a nice holiday at work.”

Such was the message I got from La Serpiente tonight. Just as my wife believes all I do at work is drink coffee and read the newspaper, so my child thinks I’m always on holiday. It’s a lot harder than that.

For example, today I was in a hotel conference room with questionable Chinese decor, for nine and a half hours. And then I went to a Thai restaurant by the river for dinner and had two beers.


Yes, but when I got back to my room, they hadn’t restocked the minibar so I couldn’t have another Twix before bed. And they’re pretty special Twixes at the Westin in Bangkok, I can tell you. Well, I assume they must be if they’re 5 US dollars a time.

With no Twixes, what else can I eat? The Butterfinger bar, full of peanuts? I’d rather eat one of the packets of condoms, so ostentatiously displayed above the minibar. Only in Bangkok. Nowhere else have I seen Pringles (sour cream and chive) and condoms presented so close together. Is one the perfect post-coital meal? Have none of the hotels I’d stayed in previously been exciting enough? Did I check into the Sexy Room by accident? (Although unlike Jakarta, there has been no steady stream of masseuses knocking at the door.)


One response to “Late night ruminations in the Westin”

  1. Mate last I heard you stayed in a hotel where you were offered a hotel room massage, now you’re staying in a place that dishes our pringles and durex, and a tub of nuts. You have to hand it to them for their ability to be classy, imaginative and practical at the same time 🙂

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