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สองเดือน or ส่งด่วน

Post by Ratsima » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:42 am

Today I went to the Post Office to mail a package via EMS. I put the box on the counter and say “EMS”. The clerk says back to me “สองเดือน”. I think, gee, that’s a long time (two months) for EMS to Phuket. But I say, “OK”, pay and go.

While cycling home I realize that he probably said “ส่งด่วน” (express delivery), which makes a lot more sense….

But, after all these years I still can't hear the difference.

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Re: สองเดือน or ส่งด่วน

Post by PET » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:00 pm

There is a hearing centre located at the Lotuswell Resort ( past Elephant Village ) which has top western specialists - so this might help?
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Re: สองเดือน or ส่งด่วน

Post by Ratsima » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:31 am

It's a mental problem, not a hearing problem. I've had my hearing tested. It's fine; especially for a 66 year old man.

It's just that when I try and use Thai in conversation my brain freezes and fear and loathing set in.

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Re: สองเดือน or ส่งด่วน

Post by dtaai-maai » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:36 am

Ratsima wrote: It's just that when I try and use Thai in conversation my brain freezes and fear and loathing set in.
You should worry. I have the same problem in English, and I'm only 58! :laugh:
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