Silly title, I know, but I've just arrived and have found myself in the unfortunate position of being a little intimidated by the street food scene. I desperately want to try everything and stuff my face, but not speaking a word of Thai and being generally clueless is getting in my way.
I'm very scared of being rude--ie is it okay to just point at what I want? Even then, since most of it is not yet prepared I'm not sure if pointing is the way to go.
I'd love to get any suggestions. I'm feeling a little intimidated but I'm certain my food addiction and your help could help me overcome this :)