Here's my response:
Why always Thai? Everyone that takes me out to dinner offers me either Thai or Indian, presuming that those are "exotic" and I'd never get to go them normally. But I always get offered one or the other when I'm visiting new friends in a strange town. Perhaps because they're looking for an excuse to not go to Wendy's or Sizzler or someplace else.
Nobody ever says "let's go to Black Angus" or something like that.
But at least you asked. Often, I just get ambushed, winding up at a Thai or Indian place, with people all saying how cool and unique it is. Except for me. I'd been to three Thai places in the past two weeks, all in different cities. It's like I'm on a Thai restaurant review tour, or something.
It's always either Thai, or Indian.