The hand wave, the nod……

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The head nod that I first noticed on the plane to BKK is a Thai cultural norm.  A head nod or the open hand rolled forward from the wrist means “yes, it is OK, take it, go ahead, it is for you”.     

On the plane – wearing my earphones listening to music or the movie, I noticed the subtle nod of the head every time the flight attendant offered a drink or a food item to a passenger.  “Here, this is for you, it is OK, take it” all included in the the little head nod.  She always nodded for the delivery of every item.  

At the airport – when immigration returned my passport – the subtle head nod.  

Receiving change for my purchase….the subtle head nod.

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