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.