TOURIST SURVEYS: Guess what? They aren’t tourist surveys at all. The black-clad youngsters with Amazing Thailand shirts who approach you on Sukhumvit Road are really promoting a hotel in the Asoke area.
They are perfectly pleasant and some are up front and ask you to complete the form so that they can get their commission.
If I have time, I fill out the form but supply false details so that I appear to the hotel’s management as their ideal target: a married brain surgeon earning more than $100,000 a year who visits Bangkok six times a year and is staying in Room 506 at the Landmark Hotel.
“Call me any time,” I say.
From "10 Things I Hate About Bangkok"
by On Nutter in The Farang Speaks 2 Much