Straight-up power, crooked pole


Electricity always shoots straight, even if the power pole on Soi Yensabai doesn’t.

Residents on Dec. 12 complained about the utility pole, which also holds a jumble of telephone and cable-television lines.

Motorcycle-taxi driver Manoch Thapthimngen, 30, said he first spotted the post’s incline two years ago but no city or utility unit has come to fix it. Employees from various utilities continue to service the pole, but none bother to put it back upright, he said.

Residents are concerned the pole will eventually fall, injuring someone and causing service outages.