Hailed a tuk-tuk driver to take us to the big shopping mall a short drive away and he said he wanted THB 100 as it "was a long way away". I couldn't be arsed to get involved in a haggling bout for a few Baht and reluctantly agreed.
Less than 10 minutes later we'd arrived...
Wifey gets Joe, her usual driver (he had the day off today) at THB 100 an hour.
Then on the way back the taxi driver wanted THB 120- the same cost as coming from the airport so we declined his polite offer and instead took a communal taxi/bus service which dropped us directly outside the hotel for THB 20 a head.
I can't wait to get back to the BTS in BKK where this minefield is easily avoided.