A brief encounter in a clothes shop today, Ko Tao:
Anna: "Sabaidee Kaa"
Smiley" "Sabaidee Krap"
Female shop assistant cum owner: "grunt"
Male shop assistant (husband): '"snore...."
Browsing. Picking up items that look good. Sale rack: bargain at 150Baht per piece.
International brands. Marks & Spencer. H&M. Made in Cambodia. Ironic really.
Anna: "Excuse me, can I try these (four items) on?
Female shop assistant: "No can try".
Female shop assistant: "On sale, no can try, cheap cheap..., grunt"
Anna: bemused "Why?"
Female shop assistant: agitated and loud: "On sale, NO CAN TRY!!!"
Anna: slightly annoyed and Thaiglish applied "Why? I no can try, I not know if fit or not, I no buy, cheap cheap
or not!!! You no sell!"
Female shop assistant: waving arms, clearly upset and rude: "Fuck off!!!"
Male shop assistant, awake now and fully charged: "Yes, fuck off, you go home!"
Anna: throwing chosen items back on the pile, laughing, still annoyed: "Bye bye, good luck with all your future sales, will recommend you wherever I go...."
Smiley: "Fuck off too!"
Anna and Smiley walk out of the shop bewildered, amused and pissed off at the same time.
Female shop assistant comes out, shouts one more "fuck off" for good bye, in the middle of low season and shop
Anna will buy all her clothes in Cambodia.
Thailand, land of smiles? Me no think so. Now fuck off.
anna bella betts
Never still, always on the move, looking for the perfect capture... Cambodia is currently my home, presenting endless opportunities....
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