Heading Up Country (addendum)
Two more of the machines have been delivered to different parts of Thailand with a similar problem of the broken or bent knob. Obviously the couriers are putting something inside the machine box, right onto the main panel. This main panel has all the controls, switches and knobs on it. It is at the top of the packed machine and nothing ordinarily should be resting on it during transport.
Whatever this object is, it is moving during said transport, causing damage. There was a plastic sheet draped over the entire machine and this showed friction damage on both sides of the panel, near the broken knob and on the other side.
I know you guys don't care about this, but I'm venting. It's a shit as the distributor here will have to cover the cost of the VERY EXPENSIVE replacement parts. They got the order in the first place on only a very tight profit margin. This could mean they end up actually losing money on a multi-million dollar deal.
A Pyrrhic victory.
Oh, and tomorrow they are picking me up at 7am to drive to Ratchaburi (3 hours or so to the west, near the Burmese border) for yet another 2 hour install training. I've only managed to complete one (Phuket, last weekend) out of three so far.
I just hope this Doctor turns up.
So. Tonight? One night in Bangkok, and I am feeling a lot more frisky than last week, apart from this allergic sinus attack and the debilitating underpants-region rash from all that humid sweatiness sitting in those cars and un-air-conditioned nightmare hospitals for days on end, reading and snoozing.
And I have been given some recommendations... for nightlife (like I need it) but not for the rash (and I need it!).
OTHER MONKEYS SAID
I can empathize with that I think. A bit of friction on the knob can be quite pleasant occasionally but there's definitely a limit.
Have fun in Thailand! Am a little tipsy.
DH: There is a delightful 'frisson' which is fine, but this Rudolph the red-balls reindeer caper is just not on... and watch them run away!
exVPS: you're not paying attention.
all those doctors...and not one sample?
Haha, well come back here n you would get some good loving. hehe
Good GENTLE loving. With anodyne salves, moisturisers, ointments, powders, emollients, liniments, unguents, creams (cremes, if you shop at Lane Crawford), lotions, potions, oils and balms.
Sav: Not all Medical Reps do samples. Thats a Big Pharma thing to get the patients addicted. My machines weigh 110kg, nearly as much as me, I don't have one in my briefcase!
i meant the doctors...an ontiment for your *rash*
note to self: refrain from using southern humor
Sav: OK KERLUNK, got it now. Prollem, is I didn't get to SEE any doctors!!!
i saw that darlin..i do read your lengthy, detailed and at times GDF hilarious (ok, most of the time) posts...but i'll not belabor this subject anymore *w* (in the states, you could casually mention it to a nurse and she'd give you a sample)
sometimes, it's like shootin fish inna barrel
This is Asia. They'd give you some dried turtle foreskin or something...
but if it worked!