In the “good old days” when the US navy used to visit Pattaya in big numbers for Cobra Gold around May every year, everyone was guaranteed a good time.

The navy for availing themselves of the facilities and the bar owners who welcomed the upsurge in trade.

Some of these sailors were only 18 or 19 years old.
We always remember how keen they were, there was one instance the guy couldn’t wait to find a willing partner for a session of “hide the salami” as my friend Nightmarch describes it.

When the guy departed the bar, the lady in question was asked if everything went alright.

“Oh sure” she was very pleased with herself. The going rate eight or nine years ago would have been 500 to 1,000 Baht.

This keen young guy thrust 7,000 Baht in her hand and enquired if that was enough to cover it.

It surely was.