Don Quixote had his windmills and apparently the Thai’s have their refrigerators. Okay, not all Thai’s do this but I have seen it more often than not which always leaves me scratching my head.
This particular Thai fridge belongs to Mo’s family in Petchaboon; they have two. If you notice there are two small wood blocks placed under the front of the fridge that gives it a slight backwards tilt. After seeing both of their refrigerators with a distinct tilt I had to finally learn the reason behind it. The answer was a simple “it keeps the refrigerator closed”. Now, if memory serves me someone took care of this particular problem a long time ago by inventing a magnetized gasket that goes around the entire perimeter of the door holding it fast when closed.
What perplexes me even more is the fact that all refrigerators have adjustable feet on them so the refrigerator can be leveled to the floor and hence the same tilt can be accomplished with just the feet. When I asked young brother where the feet were….wait for it…” Had to take off so could put wood under refrigerator”. Face meet palm…this is Thailand.
Next up I will take for a little rice farming in Petchaboon as farmer Talen once again makes an appearance…you won’t want to miss this one as I believe you will love to see a very embarrassing picture of farmer Talen on the job.