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    My nearest Home Pro is a no-go area. Can't walk down any aisle without being approached by staff pointing at stuff on shelves l got zero interest in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    My nearest Home Pro is a no-go area. Can't walk down any aisle without being approached by staff pointing at stuff on shelves l got zero interest in.
    You're lucky! I go to HP and struggle to get assistance. Not much English spoken down South and shop staff are terrified to have to serve a farang.

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    It is easy...show a pic on the phone...

    Hap!!..or No Hap!!!

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    This Home pro is a bit overstaffed. The staff are obviously told to get out there and sell.

    Stupid idea. Turns a good few farangs off

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    Many places are over-staffed, including government offices. Another manifestation of inefficiency, which is a manifestation of not thinking well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    This Home pro is a bit overstaffed. The staff are obviously told to get out there and sell.

    Stupid idea. Turns a good few farangs off
    Yeah, but then you choose between that or places where the staff are hypnotised by their phones or have convened to discuss lunch.

    I guess HomePro staff must be paid partly on commission, and of the two extremes I pick HomePro. In fairness, a good percentage of their staff are actually quite knowledgeable.

    Quality of goods is patchy, with lots of Chinese crap, but I guess that's worldwide now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
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    ^ Agree... cultural differences... Thais are no more stupid than anyone else... perhaps less well informed/insulated or less 'worldly', but they ain't stupid..
    Amen to that fact!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    Many places are over-staffed, including government offices. Another manifestation of inefficiency, which is a manifestation of not thinking well.
    I really struggle having to go to Homepro for anything. Its Ok with my wife there as she tells them "Leave us alone" but by myself is hell. Every row has 2 or 3 employees in it. They swarm around you trying to help but for us DIY's types who know what we want I just want to walk in and not be chased around. Its extremely inefficient. I usually only go to local places now for stuff (Occasionally Thai Watsadu). Easier and far more relaxed. Interesting though, It is a 180 from any US business. You cant find anyone and the ones that help you are worthless. Why more people shop online now versus socializing.

    But to others points, I do not think Thais are any more stupid or smarter then anyone else. I have met loads of friggen idiots in the west. I work with some really smart engineers here.

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    ^ Easily fixed :

    Sorree ! Me no sapeak Engleesh !

    Parlez -vous Francais ? Je m'appelle JPPR-deux.

    And try really hard to keep a straight face...

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    Wear headphones. Act oblivious.

    I usually know what l'm buying before l go in. Did buy a pedal bin unplanned last month.

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