I got to witness the bar-blessing ceremony. A girl took a pair of what I believe are called “khiks” (a khik is a big wooden stick shaped like some kind of gargantuan knob), tapped it around the doorframe, and then tapped the clasped hands of each of the bargirls in turn. I held out my hands, and also got a “good luck” tap from the big wooden phalluses. How many people can say that?
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