Whenever I receive a text from a bar girl I haven’t heard from in a long time, it’s safe to assume money is the motivation. I mean, if they were truly interested in me, they would have stayed in touch. It is only now, with the bars looking to be locked down for a third month, that the women have become desperate and are trying to reconnect.
The latest example of this appeared a couple of days ago in my inbox:
“Hello. I am Su from Beer Garden. Do you remember me?
How are you? I hope you are not sick with the Covid 19.”
This was baffling as I could not recall anyone by that name. She was not on my list of “friendlies”, so there must have been something I did not like about her. To try and get some help, I emailed my barmaid friend Sumontha, who did remember Su, but could only confirm I had not been interested.
I decided to do some digging. Whenever I have a special date with a lady, such as going out to eat or maybe hit a nightclub with crap music, I often make a note of it in a document on my laptop. And it was there I got lucky: it turns out that three years ago, Su and I visited Gulliver’s Tavern over on Soi 5 to have some drinks and get to know each other better. This was the only time we got together. When I discovered she had a daughter in her early twenties and a two year old baby, I backed off. Supporting three generations is not something I’m into. Eventually I stopped saying hello when I would see her at Beer Garden. (Which was too bad, really; she was nice looking and easy to be around.)
I did not reply to her message.