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Mcdonald's Thailand Imposes One-Hour Time Limit For Customers

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Just put a jammer that kills everything above 750Mhz and problem solved.. How long the kids can stand it without a phone signal.. :D

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EVERYBODY in LOS heads for free aircon. A holiday for all. Noooooo question. Look at the strollers in Tesco. laugh.png

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A whole hour??

We´re not talking about Drive In resturants now are we? whistling.gif

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This is an international problem. In Canada there has been time limits for a long time. While they are not strictly enforced it gives them the ability to ask a group of students that are all doing homework and chatting or the tutor making money at their expense the heave ho.

I have gone to numerous coffee locations and shops in the city and in Rangsit where it is almost impossible to get a seat or think because of the teens or kids that are all over the place.

For those complaining about this rule>

When was the last time you were in a busy restaurant and could not sit down. Would you be happy to leave with take out when you wanted to eat in.

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Worse case situation is the McD on Beach Rd, Patong(near soi wattana), the street vendors take over the outside tables and customers have to run a gauntlet of aggressive nasty vendors and their Chinese made products. I find it interesting that the BK and Starbucks in the same area do not have the problem.

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The way I see it in Thailand, no Thai will ever tell another Thai of higher social standing what to do... unless in uniform.

As it's not possible to be of much lower social status than a Mcdonalds empoyee, it's doomed to fail.

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Perhaps they could make the place mats for the tray with the notice on it.

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I wish them the best of luck with enforcing that...

They could start with eliminating the coffee and cake counter, and replacing the soft seats with hard uncomfortable ones, like they have in the west.

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Some times the Thais put up with way too much "taking advantage" behaviour. I have walked out of McDs before ordering because there were no vacant tables. I've seen job interviews, tutoring and just plain hogging a table by one person spreading their laptop and papers about.

But enforcement is another matter; politely telling some one to pack up *might* cause a loss of face and that's a big no no! smile.png

It just isn't going to happen. I have never seen a Thai confront any such issue.

If these leads to a cultural change they can start on the < Snip! > who pay their 10,000 Baht bill in Makro will folded up 20's and 100's !

I would make them change their small notes at an exchange counter before they started shopping.

You're not referring to the thai Chinese by any chance?

Man, and when they get out all their vouchers and they're saving diddly squat.

When we see them at the

checkout we avoid.

I should have a word with Ronald McDonald

Seriously I used to live next door to him!

At least the actor who played him.

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The seats in the US McDonald's are designed to not be too comfortable. I believe that they are designed for about 20 minutes of sitting.

The ones in Thailand are not particularly comfortable either. Even the more comfortable looking seats often have a 1/2 back which makes them uncomfortable to sit in for an extended period of time.

I've gone into McDonald's with the newspaper in the morning when it's not busy and wanted to sit their, have coffee and read the paper. I don't think I can sit their much over a 1/2 hour.

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The seats in the US McDonald's are designed to not be too comfortable. I believe that they are designed for about 20 minutes of sitting.

The ones in Thailand are not particularly comfortable either. Even the more comfortable looking seats often have a 1/2 back which makes them uncomfortable to sit in for an extended period of time.

I've gone into McDonald's with the newspaper in the morning when it's not busy and wanted to sit their, have coffee and read the paper. I don't think I can sit their much over a 1/2 hour.

Thais LOVE a wooden seat, with nothing on it, so McD's is heaven, even if not for you. The natives can sleep on the floor, nooooo problem. smile.png
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