What is it with Thai people and time keeping? My GF is never on time. 30 minutes to an hour is about the usual for her. I even bought her a watch, as I thought that might get her to be more punctual, but no. Watch is a fashion accessory I think! Everyone I know has the same problem with Thai timekeeping – it just doesn’t exist. Don’t they know it is very rude to be late for appointments?
It might take all the ‘will’ in the world for Thais to be punctual, but what you have to understand is that Thai people are more easy going than the westerners who seem to think that “time” is the most important factor in their lives. You will worry yourself to death, Will. Learn to build in some wiggle factors with the appointments.