I'm sure you know what this truck and it's driver do for a living ,I call it the s--t sucker and Ciejay gives me a dirty look and tells me to be sweet, and then, I remember that the real name for them is the Honey Wagon. It's not that I am really glad to see them , but there are certain times after not seeing him for a couple months , when the wind is blowing just right,up the road and past the neighbors house ,that I can tell it's time for the s--t sucker to do his thing. Most of us in Thailad are not on a sewer system, so in it's place we dig a hole about four foot deep and put in a concrete coulvert with a lid and a small hole in the lid for the hose to pump the honey out, they charge about 200 baht for this service , and I got smart and put in a double size one soooo they charge me 400 baht , but the good part of it is I don't need to have mine pumped but only twice a year. My neighbors have the small ones and they need them pumped about every two months, and some try to go as long as they can to save money and thats when the tell,tell smell comes blowing up the hill to the farangs house and Ciejay calls the s--t sucker and tells him to come up our road and start blowing his horn , to get the neighbors attention and most of the time it works . Since we live in a small village and most of the homes are really old , the folks just run their gray and sometimes other water out back of their houses into a ditch and this not only stinks but it is a perfect breding place for the mosquitos, when we remodeled our place we put in two 500 gal concrete colverts in the ground for the gray water and also put in a drain field by removing a lot of the top soil and putting in a load of gravel and then covering it back up works great and I showed all our neighbors what we did and they all except one had a gray water tank buried and put in a small drain field , and it really keeps the populatiom of mosquitos down, and we went around and gathered up all the old tires and hauled them off(you know the Thais just throw them out back or put them around their plants (mosquito heaven).I even bought a few of them the decorative bricks to replace the tires , I have to say I have never been pushey for my neighbors to clean their yards and pick up and haul off , but as I cleaned out all the stuff left by the former owners and cleaning up the yard and sides of our street (dirt road) , they all begain to do the same and what a difference ,in how our small neighborhood looks and smells ,today, as opposed to four years ago.I know you've heard the ole saying (monkey see monkey do )not calling anybody a monkey here ,just using the saying . and it works better than trying to change the way they do things and how they keep their yards and the street looking . Amazing ,when we painted our house the next thing we saw ,was they all painted their homes to. I love my neighbors and I think they like me a little too. Malcolm ---- And it smells a lot better in our neighbor hood , until it's time for the s--t sucker truck to come and "clear the air"so to speak. Looks like I started rambling on there for a little , but thats what happens when a ex-preacher trys to tell a story. "forgive please."