Trust men not to know how to remove labels.
Eucalyptus oil or razor blades.
When I first moved to BKK, I saw Thais who took their kids out in public either naked or bottomless and they thought it was the greatest thing. FFS, some people!
But back to topic. I completely inderstand Phil's point. He's talking about western products that are imported, that, mostly western people use, not Thais. Even more on that point, if thais use these products, eat these types of food, they are most likely able to read English.
And, furthermore, I wouldn't trust the translation either. For example, some packages have recipes on the back. I like to read these. I'm also sticky about ingredients and if something has a lot of sugar, msg or additives, I like to be able to glance at it quickly to see this.
It's not a matter of knowing how to read Thai, as a couple of you have mentioned. that's completely beside the point. There are a couple of products here, not many, that do this with Arabic. for example, I like Tobasco Sauce. There are many varieties of similar sauces here that are made in the region and are lower priced. Some of these bottles have the Arabic sticker on them, some don't.
For the ones that don't, I can see that the first ingredient is sugar. WTF? I want a hot sauce, not a sugar sauce.
Come to China where they have special holes cut out in the bottom of all kids and baby pants, makes no sense in freezing winter, makes no sense period.
Kids squatting and going to the loo wherever like little animals.
Nat it's got nothing to do with culture, my wife hates it more than me!
I don't know why they do it. No forward thinking as William already suggested.
I would hate to draw up a list of things that have driven me to the edge of my patience.
I mean .. we're NOT the majority here. Thais are.
Shut up...you're taking the meat out of the sandwich...
"You really want to save the planet?...the next time you see a hybrid car with a childseat... smash the window, remove the childseat and replace it with a box of condoms..." Doug Stanhope
Even in so called Farang joints like Foodland and the Friendship supermarket in Pattaya ... the bulk of the customers are Thai! Every time I've been to those places I've only see 3 or 4 Farangs amongst dozens of Thais.
Seems some people over rate their importance in the grand scheme of things here.
Last edited by keekwai; 27th May 2011 at 12:05.