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    Quote Originally Posted by crew View Post
    beside opportunity costs
    And actually, those are the kind I had in mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by crew View Post
    have you ever seen some of those packages? where would you place them?
    Which packages do you mean? Before the BigC takeover, I was a regular buyer of Carrefour Muesli, which listed ingredients in several different languages. I would have put the Thai label over the Greek language ingredients, for example.

    Quote Originally Posted by keekwai View Post
    Here's another thought. If one IS so totally socially "tool-less" ... you're probably living in a Farang ghetto like Lower Suk, Patters or Phuket. Chances are there is someone working in the store that speaks a bit of English. Engage your brain to your vocal cords and ASK them what the label says .. in ENGLISH. Crickey! ... some people. I don't know.
    So clearly you are just looking for a fight. Unfortunately, I find that fighting on the internet takes time away from more important pursuits, like mastering obscure developing-world alphabets.

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    *snip*

    What makes me mad? Really mad? The total disregard for road rules and general stupidity on the roads. I can tolerate most other "annoyances" but not this one.

    I was reminded of this 3 days ago when here in Chanthaburi a mother with 2 small kids on a bike .. all without helmets hit a car head on while overtaking. The smallest kid was killed and the other one suffered a fractured skull when he was thrown into the windscreen of the car. The mother had a few scratches.


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    Ice cubes in beer, intolerable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sentrix View Post
    Ice cubes in beer, intolerable.
    it's incredibly refreshing. and a decent argument for having a beer when the wife moans.

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    I don't think it has anything to do with keeping the beer cold as ice lasts about 5 seconds here in Thailand...I think it's more sinister...when I've used ice in my beer I've found I drink 3 times as fast so as to avoid having a glass of beer flavored water...I think it was some beer seller who started this idea...
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    nah, its revolting. Who ever heard of beer on the rocks? Definitely an acquired distaste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaitanium View Post
    I think it's more sinister
    If you want sinister .. How about using dry ice? It won't mix with the beer and you'll get spooky bubbling and vapors.

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    speaking of sinister. i go to my local 7-11 almost every day. most days, i get the same yogurt. every single time, bar none, i specifically tell them i don't want those little plastic spoons. furthermore it's always the same people working there. so what happens when i buy 2 yogurt and forget to tell them? THREE plastic spoons.

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    ^ Ha! Yep.

    I had the 500 baht double shuffle earlier today when I paid with a 1000 baht note. The 'special' till had to be opened by the 'special' assistant and there was much snapping of elastic bands and electronic bleeping.

    It could have been worse. I could have been stuck behind the guy who's paying his electricity bill, water bill, internet bill and cable TV bill -and then wants three ready-meals to go in the microwave.
    "Take this, brother; may it serve you well."

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeusbheld View Post
    THREE plastic spoons.
    ....and straws with everything in a can or bottle.

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    ^yep, a five liter bottle of water and a straw.
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    Ahh 7...I love when you have 37 people all lined up behind that guy with the bills to pay and the meals to go with one till open and 8 other 7 employees reading magazines and stacking shelves out on the floor...

    ---Update---

    and what's with the ciggies in the separate smaller plastic bag within the larger plastic bag of other goods that are all hermetically sealed in nuclear bomb proof packaging??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Key View Post
    and then wants three ready-meals to go in the microwave.
    um... thought you were talking about me for a minute there, but it woulda been 3 ham and cheese...

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    Those pork burgers are okay if you slather them with mustard and ketchup.

    I've heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Key View Post
    Those pork burgers are okay if you slather them with mustard and ketchup.
    The mustard and ketchup may be imported and have labels in the Devil's script plastered over the nutritional facts...
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