Dear Chiangmai Mail,
You are on the market now over 1 year and I, since I live
outside of Chiang Mai and do not want to read ‘the news’ on Tuesday when
they would come by mail, I checked with a department store in town (we go
shopping every Saturday night) if they can keep one copy for me.
But, so far I did not succeed. Almost all foreigners buy
their meat and extras at one of the Rimping stores but these people are not
cooperative at all.
This week we came Sunday and there was nothing. Not one Mail
left. The cashiers just shake their head and say – mot leao. Does this
help me? I went so far to complain with a supervisor but he told me that
they just take a small number because they don’t like a ‘stock of
papers’. That’s so ridiculous! All the small shops around Thapae Gate
have more papers and are friendlier and more helpful than the so-called
We finally found a very friendly lady in a small shop
where we can stop outside with the car and get our newspaper on Saturday
afternoon. But it must have sold like hotcakes this week, since she said to
us: I order more - mine - mot leao. So, this week, our neighbor shared our
newspaper, since it seemed to be a sold out affair!
Hope you can keep up the good work and hopefully there
are more nice market ladies as the one we finally found!
Your faithful readers,
Jon and Sonja van Rosen