THE ART OF CLOSING THE DEAL

 

Hello.”

“Oh. Hello.”

“Can I sit here?”

“Um, yeah, sure.”

“You come this bar before?”

“Um, maybe once.”

“What your name?”

“Harry. Harry Boroditsky.”

“My name Nong.”

“Hi, Nong.”

“Where you come from?”

“America.”

“OK. I happy America.”

“You happy America?”

“Yes.”

“OK. I happy Thailand.”

“What hotel you stay, Ailley?”

“I live in Bangkok now.”

“You have apartment?”

“Yeah.”

“How long you live Bangkok?”

“This time? Three years.”

“You have wife?”

“No.”

“What you do?”

“I’m Bangkok’s greatest but least principled detective.”

“OK. You want Nong go with you?”

“I’m sorry, Nong, you are very pretty and your curves are in all the right places and I appreciate your lifting your bikini top to demonstrate your remarkable assets, but unless it’s absolutely necessary as a way to solve a client’s case, professional detectives do not indulge in the sensistic impressions of the phenomenal world nor would we ever-”

“I can give you special.”

“Oh. Why didn’t you say so? let’s get the hell out of here.”

 

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