We’re lucky enough to live a few stations down from the biggest weekend market in Thailand…in the world?! You can literally buy anything you want there, from postcards, t-shirts & earrings to personalized leather wallets, toys & pets!
If you’re in Bangkok over a weekend it’s a must see even if you only go for the atmosphere & don’t actually buy anything.
We were a little disappointed by one incident though. We were in a toy stall trying to haggle for a toy tuk tuk which Buddy had spotted. The price was outrageous so we left. However Buddy had been playing with some sample tuk tuks and had apparently broken one. Now, he may have done, I don’t know but. For once, he was playing with it gently (not throwing it like he does with his toys at home) and played with it for barely a couple of minutes. I’m guessing it had been a sample for a while & the front wheel had worked itself loose over time & Dax was the unlucky kid it (apparently) fell off on. Happens.
What I was pissed about, super pissed about was the stall owners reaction to it.
She chased us down & started demanding 100baht. I politely refused. She asked again, I again politely refused & we began to walk off.
At this point she grabs Buddy’s arm…. bad move lady. I mean who grabs a toddlers arm?!?!
At this point I shouted at her not to touch Buddy (who a friend was holding) & I think she must have instantly realized she’d gone too far as she backed off & left.
But it did kind of ruin the day for me.
I’ve never had anything but kindness from strangers when out & about with Buddy especially in Asia & even more so in Thailand so to see someone get that angry over a 100baht toy, so angry they would grab a toddlers arm was more than a little disconcerting!
The rest of the morning went back to being lovely with Buddy making friends everywhere he went & loving being the centre of attention.
I already have a shopping list for when I go back after pay day!
Waiting got ice lollies!
Delicious paella for lunch!