Why do bus drivers in Bangkok drive like F1 racers on ya ba? Because that's the way things are. Why do the trains we use still look no different from when my late grandfather was a young man? Because that's the way things are. Why are motorcycle-taxi drivers completely okay with speeding through a red light? Well boo-hoo-hoo and too bad. Because that's just the way things are.
Making it out unscathed on Bangkok's "traditional" public transport is in itself an achievement of a rare kind. That you didn't get mugged, injured or emotionally-wounded after talking to the mean, PMS-y conductor is but a survival sign that you might just have what it takes to make it through this prehistoric horror of an excuse they call transportation.
Maybe I'm being too hyperbolic, but as a frequent passenger I am sure that one of the cases mentioned above has no doubt been experienced by other city commuters _ perhaps every day.
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