Time keeping

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Sirs,

A couple of issues back a reader was complaining about the poor time keeping of certain people he did business with. However, anybody who has domestic arrangements with a Thai partner gets used to this, as things around the household that need doing and are called to the attention of ones partner elicit the reply that they’ll be done ‘soon’ or ‘later’.

Nevertheless it is my experience that buses and trains in Thailand leave on time and in fact keep on time. Having said this though, this is the only country in the world where if you miss the 0800h time signal on the radio to set your watch by, you can switch on the TV and get it.

Yours faithfully,

Roger Womersley