A Englishman travelling on a Bangkok bus was today reeling from the effects of seeing a local Thai woman travelling to work this morning wearing a scarf around her neck.
The woman in question, wearing a lime green blouse and a brown skirt - an ill-matching montage, if you'll pardon my saying so - boarded the number 67 bus at the stop after the Rama 6/Rajawitee intersection, and pushed past me, knocking my bag as she went.
As I turned to register my disgust, I noticed the blue, red and orange scarf, and was stopped in my tracks, and rendered speechless.
"A scarf in Bangkok?" I thought to myself. "This is too much!"
The temperature in Bangkok has dropped slightly over the past week or so, but has not plummeted to the extreme depths it would need to, in order that people would need to wear scarves.
The woman, who eventually alighted from the vehicle at the exact same stop as myself, was probably trying to hide a mass of love bites on her neck and throat, possibly the result of her previous evening's work at her second job in Patpong.