We just got a water heater.. Yeah..like finally.
So this morning, the Carrefour people came to install it. And I remembered that I have the shower curtain which I bought eons ago..Yeah..like finally, I can have it installed too. Yippee.
So I politely asked if he could drill the holes for me. He said sure.. where is the rod.
Rod? What rod? Oh that rod.. nah.. I don't have it. *giggles* Can't you just drill the hole.. and I'll go get the rod ..like next year.
(Yeah.. I am that weird. I bought the shower curtains sans the rod, cos I was lazy to carry it, I think. Or I didn't have enough money .. Or I knew that I don't have an electric drill to drill the damn holes)
OK.. so the man said, "Why don't you go get it? They sell it in Carrefour (which is not far from my home),you know? I don't mind waiting."
And I said, "Nah, it's ok.. I don't have a car."
"Oh, I can bring you there."
"Mai pen rai. It's ok!" (geesh.. you are so weird, driller man!)
And then.... and then....
He went to buy it for me! Well, he said something about Carrefour has.. and bla bla bla...Since my thai is so mediocre, I was half wondering if he was actually gonna go out and get it for me, while the other half of my brain was saying, "Don't be silly.. Nobody does that!"
But he and his assistant left the apartment, leaving me mouth slightly agape, wondering if they went for lunch or to buy a rod for me.
30 minutes later. He came back with a rod! With a receipt from Carrefour! No extra charges.
Aww.. that can only happened like once in a lifetime ok? Total random kindness from strangers!
Wait, something similar happened before.
Oh I am right! Here! and Here!
Ah..Bangkok's ceremonial name is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. It translates to "The city of angels, the great city, the eternal jewel city, the impregnable city of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarm".
How apt. :)