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6 minutes ago, teacherclaire said:

Thanks, Owl. I get it. Nit noi, nit noi every 10 minutes. 

There was a drinking culture in the village; and surrounding villages when i arrived. When the military came in, I think easy money gradually get a little harder to come by, and the big drinking seemed to have stopped. There are only a couple of regular drunks in our village at the mo'. They don't bother anyone though.

 

But, going back to Nang's shop. She must do at least 30 shots of 10 baht Lao khao a day. This is to kill off any bacteria in the gut of course.

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19 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

There was a drinking culture in the village; and surrounding villages when i arrived. When the military came in, I think easy money gradually get a little harder to come by, and the big drinking seemed to have stopped. There are only a couple of regular drunks in our village at the mo'. They don't bother anyone though.

 

But, going back to Nang's shop. She must do at least 30 shots of 10 baht Lao khao a day. This is to kill off any bacteria in the gut of course.

My GF buys lao khao 2 litres at a time, then splits it into 250 or 100 mL bottles. sells it to the neighborhood, haven't found out the profit margin. I have noticed a couple of the older men have quit drinking.

I understand there was another family that was doing the same, but they got caught watering the lao khao down. Lost all their customers when the word got around.

Did you know gasoline in the villages may be watered down too? Some sharp operators have noticed the ethanol content enables addition of some water without it separating into two phases of liquid. However, if the water drops out in the customers' tank, you have some angry customers.

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1 hour ago, owl sees all said:

I feel I have to explain just a little.

 

When it is Mildred's bed time Mr Chicken is asked to give a squawk. This is the signal for bed.

 

Mrs Owl was dozing in the chair. I thought she was watching the TV. It was 8-30 and time. Mr Chicken gave out an out-of-character, exceptionally loud squawk, which set the Mrs off. She grabbed Mr Chicken from me and promptly dissected it in the kitchen. And then; the ultimate insult. Threw it in the rubbish bin.

 

Everything seems OK for now. We will see at 8-30 this evening.

It looked like a clean cut which means she must have wielded the chopper with some relish.

If there's any possibility of Mr Chicken getting a squeeze I would hide the chopper.

 

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11 minutes ago, Fat is a type of crazy said:

 I am stuck in Melbourne for the time being. 

I got out of there back to Thailand with about two weeks to spare before the blocks came down in both countries. I'd be climbing the walls by now, or in a straitjacket.

According to my son, the problem is people are willfully disobeying the regulations in place. He lives in Olinda, where there are many tourists and cyclists getting the stinkeye from locals, as they have clearly gone more than 5 km to get there. Or take the one infected guy who traveled to Shepparton, causing mass testing there.

Also, he says the issue of suicide numbers and mental health is being carefully kept in the background. Not a comfortable place to be right now, good luck.

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52 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

I got out of there back to Thailand with about two weeks to spare before the blocks came down in both countries. I'd be climbing the walls by now, or in a straitjacket.

According to my son, the problem is people are willfully disobeying the regulations in place. He lives in Olinda, where there are many tourists and cyclists getting the stinkeye from locals, as they have clearly gone more than 5 km to get there. Or take the one infected guy who traveled to Shepparton, causing mass testing there.

Also, he says the issue of suicide numbers and mental health is being carefully kept in the background. Not a comfortable place to be right now, good luck.

Thanks Lacessit. I won't go on into a  Covid discussion, but patience is really wearing thin, due to so few cases. Today is a big day and hopefully next week businesses will open up.

I was brought up in Olinda for 10 years so know it well. Beautiful place. I lived along time in St Kilda but now am back in the hills. 

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18 hours ago, chickenslegs said:

 

 

Sorry to be pedantic ...

 

Firstly - it's a chicken.

 

Secondly - Frankenstein was the doctor, not the monster.

 

But, I concede that both the above are funnier than Owlenstein's Monster.

Oh well, it was good while it lasted.

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15 hours ago, owl sees all said:

There were some hats on a rack outside the shop. I picked the hat, After trying on a few, I took the red one into the shop, which is a chemist. I was going in there anyway to get some reishi strips, to make my brews. I saw a new lady at the counter. About 30, slim, and smart in her white attire. How much for the hat dear? "Baht; hoc sib gow." That's 69 to me. One of my favourite numbers. 

 

Took my pink hat off and put on the red. She smiled and told me; "You hansum man now." I parted with my dosh and left.

She's gagging for it Owl, get back there and do your duty.

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