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    Wink Don't sweat the small stuff

    Something I try to do, but sometimes ya fail.

    So today after taking care of a bunch of shit, like replacing the fuel pump on my old Corolla myself. (Rather than tow it to a mechanic) Simple enough job which went smoothly.

    I go to the little local post office to mail a letter for my mom to the us embassy in the philipines.(simple enough right)

    Well apparently the new military dickhead has imposed a new decree. You must show you passport to send letter out of Thailand.(some narcotics bullshit)
    I didn't have it with of course.

    I proceeded to rant and rave about how stupid this was.

    I leave to get my passport, but then realize I can't go back for fear they fuck with my letter.
    So i get the passport and take the motorbike to the larger post office.

    They were all nice and smiles. Processed the letter and didn't ask for my passport.

    All is well again in the land of earl.

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    Nothing whatsoever to do with surface excuse of drugs, etc, Earl.

    Just the everyday [and growing] paranoia and repression that is integrated into our lives - especially as applying to Farang.

    Waiting for the time that we'll have to produce paperwork when purchasing anything from commercial outlets, etc, etc.


    The rebellion is slow in coming.
    I'd welcome it.

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    As from the 8th of April this year all Thailand Post has introduced a measure to help crack down on drug smuggling by having senders of parcels at its post offices produce a proof of identity.....I believe this includes all letters send by EMS .

    Last year it was all Parcel over a certain weight ... Parcel senders are required to show ID cards or passports - Thai PBS English News

    but since the 08/4/2016 it has been all parcels and letters sent by EMS !!
    Big Ol' Lucky Ol' Al.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    but since the 08/4/2016 it has been all parcels and letters sent by EMS !!
    I sent Guptalstoke a parcel of curry weighing over 1kg via the post office. They never asked for any proof

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    but since the 08/4/2016 it has been all parcels and letters sent by EMS !!
    I sent Guptalstoke a parcel of curry weighing over 1kg via the post office. They never asked for any proof
    As with most things here in Thailand , not all post offices are are using the new rules. My local post office have been since April of this year .

    This was from last year !!




    Also ..... http://teakdoor.com/thailand-and-asi...ders-show.html (Thailand Post requires parcel senders to show ID cards)
    Last edited by boloa; 25-05-2016 at 07:08 PM.

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    Not often I say this... but I agree with Jeff 100%.

    Oh, agree with Earl too. "Don't sweat the small stuff"... that statement should be imbued into every farang (my dopey self included).

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    especially as applying to Farang
    Some of that but Thais have to show ID as well in this case.

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    As with all other things Thai, it is a crapshoot whether regulations or laws will be followed. A much more interesting scenario is how the regulations or laws are interpreted by two different Thais.

    Yes, don't sweat the small stuff.

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    Just the everyday [and growing] paranoia and repression that is integrated into our live
    Somewhat but this kind of stuff is often the kind of make-work which bureaucracies tend towards when they are not constrained.
    Last edited by Passing Through; 27-05-2016 at 08:52 AM.

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