Thailand doesn’t have what Americans call ‘container laws’, you can drink a beer pretty much anywhere. I’m 47 years old, there isn’t a great deal of naughty to be found in drinking a beer, but walking out of 7 Eleven with a nice cold beer, opened, feels naughty, and the beer tastes just a bit better for it.
The pinnacle of the service oriented culture found in Thailand might just be the 7 Eleven employee always asking ‘burt mai?’ when you but a beer, ‘burt’ means ‘open’. Really, you’ll open that bottle of beer for me? Right here in the store?
If you see a 47 year old man walking around with a smile most commonly seen on a 16 year old, check his hand, likely he’s just walked out of 7 Eleven with a cold beer, opened.