To experience the complete Thai lifestyle, one must participate in a car wreck. Given the way they drive here, it almost seemed inevitable, and a couple weeks ago we had a wreck. Well, wreck is too strong of a word; it was just a fender bender. Traffic stopped suddenly, but the guy behind us didn't stop in time and rear-ended us. Fortunately he wasn't going very fast and had a car smaller than our truck. No one was hurt. Also, the Thai people in the other vehicle were very kind and pleasant; we chatted amicably while the settlement negotiations took place. No police. No lawyers. No insurance companies. I suppose if one must be in a wreck, this was the best kind to have.