Anyway, I found this thing on my way to Tesco Lotus. Tesco Lotus is kinda like Target or Walmart. I had planned on taking a tuk tuk to the floating market but I want to save that for another day. What's a tuk tuk, you ask? It's a cross between a bike and a car. I'll take a picture of one later. Anyway, back to Tesco Lotus. I figured I'd walk there since I can see the sign from our balcony.
I started walking. And walking. I could see the sign but couldn't figure out how to get there. I kept walking down streets that lead me to things like King Kong and other weird random shit. Then I'd pretend like I meant to walk down a dead end street, with everyone staring at me, and continued walking. Finally I get there, dripping with sweat, and in I walk. EVERY cashier stopped what they were doing to look at me. I just bowed my head and went with that whole movie star thing I'm trying to pull off.
Tesco Lotus is actually fantastic. Found oatmeal, Nutella and that terrible peanut butter shit for the hubs, and measuring cups in case I ever decide to try and figure out the stove here.
Enough of that. That's not the point of my story.
Tesco Lotus is part of a larger mall called "Ayutthaya Park." Justin told me there's a True store somewhere in there, which means I could buy a phone there and set up a calling plan. I wander around and finally find it. Here's how that went down:
I spy the iPhone and start looking at it. I know what it looks like and I know what it does, but I want the workers to see me interested in something so they wander over. Which they do.
Me: Hi. I'm interested in buying this iPhone. Is there a monthly plan available for it? (spoken twice as slowly as usual)
Female Worker: iPhone. 3G. Empty!!!
Me: Yes. I would like to see the price for this.
Female Worker: iPhone 4 coming SOON!!!
Me: Should I wait for that? I think I'd like to get this one.
Female Worker: iPhone! Empty!
Me: Yeah. Maybe I'll come back later. Kapuka! (that means thanks)
Female Worker: Yes. iPhone very good!
So...pretty much I don't have an iPhone.