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    Things that drive you mad in Thailand part 86

    I've thought of something that has never been mentioned in these numerous 'it drives me mad' threads.

    When you buy an imported jar or bottle of something or an imported packet sauce in a Thai supermarket, and they have stuck the cooking instructions label or the ingredients label (in Thai) over the English. And no matter how hard you try, you just can't remove the label to get at the English instructions underneath. So you have to hunt down a Thai person or take Thai reading lessons.

    Don't supermarkets or FDA departments or whoever sticks the fucking labels on realise that there are also English speaking people among their customers.

    It drives me mad!

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    Gotta agree with you there , if it obscures the English writing on it , I just put it back on the shelf.
    My next door neighbours have challenged me to a water fight , so I am just writing this while I am waiting for the kettle to boil .

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    Argh!!! makes me crazy! Good call!
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    Add chicken, stick in microwave on top setting for 3 minutes, sorted... I know, fuckin' annoying!
    "Always forgive your enemies -- Nothing annoys them so much !"
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    The lack of forward thinking (ability?) is the major source of these annoyances. Many things seem to be done for no reason, simply because no one has ever questioned their purpose or necessity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamBlake View Post
    Many things seem to be done for no reason, simply because no one has ever questioned their purpose or necessity.
    Spot on, ask any of them why they do something in a particular way. Answer, we have always done it that way. There is never any thought of change or improvement.

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    I always figured it was a Buddhist thing to test your patience and kharma... Or would that be too organised?

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    just tear the thai one off and ruin both labels
    then everyone is fucked
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil View Post
    When you buy an imported jar or bottle
    Could be worse, you could in China and find out 90% of the time what you bought is really a made in China imitation (and tastes like it) and only used a label to pretend it was imported.

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    Learn to read Thai?

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    Surely when you buy a jar of something, you already have some idea of how to prepare it or what it is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Surely when you buy a jar of something, you already have some idea of how to prepare it or what it is?
    true, but what about when the missus asks you "what is that?" and you suddenly realise you have no idea what thousand islands dressing is or what it is made of.

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    Sadly Phil...I have mentioned this only a couple of months ago on what I believe was the last thread of this nature...

    Found it...http://www.ajarnforum.net/vb/the-vir...o-lotus-5.html (Let's open our own Tesco Lotus)

    We'll need to be very careful when labeling imported goods so that we cover the English directions or ingredients with labels of Thai script...but we'll leave just enough of the English label so as to know it's there.
    Although it wasn't the exact context of it drives me mad...so I guess it's ok...

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    The way people like to touch my daughter's arm, or even worse face while we're in a mall.
    You're not allowed to touch the dogs in JJ market, what give people the idea that it's ok to touch the arm of a complete stranger's child!!

    If it happens once on a day out it's too often! I really hate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil View Post
    take Thai reading lessons.
    How about cooking lessons instead?

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