What To Do in Thailand If There’s a Pothole in the Road (Photo)

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One thing that always makes me laugh about Thailand is what Thais do if a pothole suddenly appears in the road. Rather than just leave it there for people to drive down, they push a big stick down the hole then attach plastic carrier bags, or a flag made of paper or ribbon, or some other object that will draw attention to the stick. Then…..they leave it there.

This one was in my soi for about three weeks, before the authorities finally came and filled in the hole. Meanwhile, what was actually a tiny hole suddenly became a monumental obstacle, that every car coming down the soi had to drive around, and it was murder to avoid at night. Plus, you should have seen it at rush hour!