We leave for Thailand next Monday and my wife went to the library this weekend to get some books about the country. One was a typical Frommer guidebook and one is about behavior and is called Culture Shock Thailand - A Guide to Customs and Etiquette. OMG - 275 pages of how to act. The worst part is that much of it, it seems to me, is based on status which you somehow have to determine. Sure, the bellman is "lower" status than the guest but so much to learn. How to wai depending on who you are wai-ing. What to do in many situations and realizing how different Thais not only act, but apparently expect foreigners/visitors to act. I promise I won't sit down in front of a monk but so much to learn. I'm hoping that by being nice, and, of course, non-confrontational, and by smiling a lot, I can get by. Can anyone give me the Cliff's Notes version that I can absorb in the next few days so I can be the kind of guest I want to be? Thanks!