Cardiologist Chuckle

The traditional Thai greeting of another individual is called the wai…which consists of a slight bow, with the palms pressed together in a prayer-like formation. The higher the hands are held in relation to the face and the lower the bow, the more respect or reverence the giver of the wai is showing. The wai originated from an ancient greeting that was done to show neither individual had any weapons. The reason I mention all this is that I captured a wai moment today during an annual event called “Why We Need Hospitals” and the staff dresses up in their favorite character outfit that symbolizes to them “Why We Need Hospitals”. The first picture is my heart doctor showing the traditional wai gesture, and the second picture is Peg greeting my doctor for the first time this morning.. The Thai’s are such nice, caring gentle, good-humored people, it is our pleasure to interact with them.

Bangkok Cardiologist Dr. Ron

Showing Respect


About Alan G Billingsley

My career has been varied, including time as a newspaper deliverer, lifeguard, bubble gum maker, door-to-door detergent promoter, telephone book proofreader, short order cook, private employment agency counselor and owner, office and credit manger, infantryman, pots and pans salesman, Chinese restaurant cook, Chinese restaurant owner, public employment counselor, budget analyst, tax analyst, grant administrator, radio announcer, radio and television show host, disk jockey, automobile valet, child advocate, and now retiree. I've seldom been bored.
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