Dear Hillary,

It seems impossible to buy furniture here that is not in “kit” form.  Since I do not know which end of a screwdriver to use (and my husband is just as technically challenged) what should I do?  Any suggestions?



Dear Kitty,

You are worrying too much, my Petal.  The nice friendly furniture shop will send a team of semi-trained carpenters who will put it all together for you, and a 100 baht tip will be very welcome.  If the shop says they don’t do the assembly, then go to another shop – there’s enough of them.