Thais love uniforms and by extension, uniformity.

Greasy spoon cooks wear the little white top hat as a badge of honor in a proud profession. Dollar-a-day rent-a-cops wear uniforms designed to scare no one but maybe get a phone number from a real live girl. But the Council of Ministers to the Premier take the cake, literally the wedding cake. Their photo-ops look like the cover to Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Crowley’s in the picture if you look hard enough. Hey, Crowley’s in every picture if you look hard enough.

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