New year gifts for police


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)
New year gifts for police - January 6, 2005
At this time of year local traffic police accept new year gifts from motorists. Usually is it whiskey, cookies, or envelopes with money. The neighborhood police stand in the middle of the road directing traffic during the morning and evening rush hours saluting motorists and accepting gifts. They put the gifts in piles by the side of the road (above, in front of some election posters) or on their motorcycles (left). While some people frown on this and there is no obligation to give, many cheerfully give to ensure the police will remember their neighborliness if they ever need police intervention.
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