Every Man has his Faults

Retire Early Lifestyle
Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler


Retire Early Lifestyle Blog  Free Newsletter Subscribe/Contact Us

Advertise on RetireEarlyLifestyle.com info here

In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Every Man Has His Faults

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Being in Thailand, it is quite common to see Monks everywhere.



They wear the saffron colored robes and sandals, and may or may not carry a small cloth bag over their shoulders with all of their worldly possessions. There are certain rules to follow when dealing with Monks... like women should never look them directly in the eye, God forbid that a woman should ever touch them for any reason, and generally, all folks must show them deferential treatment and respect for their holy position in life.  So with these things in mind, Billy and I are waiting in the Bangkok airport for our direct flight to Chiang Mai. Billy needs to utilize the facilities, and so excuses himself and goes to commune with nature.





While in that "special room" a Monk says hello to Billy, who seems to interpret that as a sign of good luck. Next, Billy thinks, he will be blessed and life will be good for an undetermined amount of time thereafter. However, instead of blessing him, the Monk heads out of the lavatory, turns left, and sits down at the Burger King! No kidding.


After he refreshes and fulfills himself there from the Western offerings of Burger King, he promptly gets up and goes to the SMOKING ROOM at the airport, where he disappears for several long minutes. Billy and I are just flabbergasted, and wait for our Mr. Monk to come out of the smoking lounge. He does so in time, and we notice that instead of the usual cloth bag that the other Monks carry, he has some sort of briefcase. We were wondering if he was a "head Monk" or something, and has earned these "special privileges"... whatever!







Never judge a book by its cover, or something like that...

For more stories and photos on Thailand, click here

Visit our book Store

About the Authors

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on Amazon.com.

Trending on Retire Early Lifestyle



Retire Early Lifestyle appeals to a different kind of person – the person who prizes their independence, values their time, and who doesn’t want to mindlessly follow the crowd.

HOME   Book Store


Retire Early Lifestyle Blog      About Billy & Akaisha Kaderli      Press     Contact     20 Questions     Preferred Links     Retirement     Country Info    
Retiree Interviews
      Commentary     REL Videos





Subscribe Newsletter