A Pattaya food deliveryman has found a unique way to generate tips: Showing up at people’s doors wearing an alien mask.
Thonpat Onlamai, 41, is inspiring both shrieks and laughs from Grab Food customers by donning a “Predator” mask when he makes deliveries.
He purchased the mask – a character from the “Predator” movie franchise launched by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1997 – on Facebook but didn’t even have the money to buy it outright. Things are so bad in Pattaya he had to pay for the costume on installment before he could use it as a motorcycle helmet.
The Predator mask likely won’t provide Thonpat any protection in a crash, but it has boosted his income. He said he was making only about 100 baht a day. Now he’s getting more in tips by bringing a smile to his customers’ faces.