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    Thai consumerism through the ages

    Came across a few photos which I found interesting.

    Some could see it as the increasing buying power of the Thai Consumer.



    The oldest Washing Machine, rusty, was quite small. Would wash a pair of jocks and a handkerchief.



    Then the second generation machine.

    I've been my Thai Partner more then 6 years and this thing was old when I first went to the Farm ... has to be at least a decade old.



    Note that, a decade after the cardboard box came off ... the polystyrene is still under the machine.

    The gearbox/clutch was starting to play up, so the BEAST (below) was bought.



    Big enough for me to hop in and get a clean.
    Note, 12 months after delivery, the sticker on the front is still attached ... sort of like it's very own Red Plates.



    We have Twin Tubs because we sort of don't have any reliable town water, we fill it up by hand with buckets.

    Even though the machines have grown, the Thai Family's washing style hasn't.
    Minimum water, maximum soap powder.

    Re Thai consumerism, not trying to make a social comment, just thought it was a couple of amusing photos.
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    A lot of them assume the more foam created the cleaner the clothes. My ex wife was of the same mentality. After we married in London she bought a cheap tumble drier and thought saving the money on not having an extractor fan fitted was a great idea.

    Each time it was used the kitchen was a sauna. It went on for 9 months until the machines heating packed up. Even after that she persisted with the cold breeze, think they would eventually dry out after 3hrs of going round.

    The amount of electric wasted and eventual damage to the walls, food in the cupboards, dry herbs, powdered stuff etc etc...I didn't bother calculating it, as by that time she'd started spending more time working late, playing cards, staying after hours at the Thai restaurant and finally shagging some Thai accountant bloke.

    I didn't bother getting a new tumble dryer. The Jamacan guy next door had a good one with an extractor fitted. Just smoked grass at his place while my underpants and socks got roasted.

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    my wife is the same.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreadisantolo View Post
    my wife is the same.....
    She smokes weed at DJs Jamaican neighbour's place while her knickers get roasted?

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