I wanted to make a response to John Ford’s letter
regarding limits to where you can drink or smoke. I am neither a drinker or
smoker, but when I am eating, I don’t care for smokers. There is no other
reason to smoke other than as a fulfillment of ones’s wants- at the possible
expense of others. This is reason enough to be civil, and not smoke around
other. Yes. It can possibly be a hassle for some, but what law is nice for
The drinking issue, as far as limiting the hours, is only
to support drinking around meal times. It would seem to me that someone
drinking only might have some problems, so other than having to have a watch
when you drink, what is the problem with the limiting of hours?
I have lived in Chiang Mai fulltime for 26 years, and I
generally like the way the police do things.. It seems to me that legal
issues are usually only dealt with because it is a problem for many people.
Yes, prostitution is illegal as a moral issue, but generally, it is not a
problem for most people, or even a lot of people. I don’t like prostitution
at all, but it has never been a problem for me, and I have never seen the
‘bad’ side of it. I also appreciate that one never has to be concerned about
getting ‘pulled over’ by any police car. And I think the percentage of good
car drivers in Thailand is higher than the US or other countries in my
I love living here. It is a great country, but it is
unlike most other countries, feel. If you want to be happy here, relax and
let things happen. After awhile, I feel sure you will understand my
I have rattled on enough.