Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Harassment is fun

Following is the email correspondence we’ve had with the serviced apartment building in Bangkok we used to live in.

From: Us
Subject: Room for One Week
To: Our former apartment building
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009, 8:57 AM

Hello!

This is Jacquie and Matt [Us].  We stayed with you for about 2 months during the months of May and June.  We'll be coming into Bangkok during the first week of May and we were wondering if you had any rooms for us.  We would require only a studio apartment.  You were in the process of adding onto the building when we left, so maybe one of the new places would do us fine.  Your website doesn't specify what your rates for a week are, and we were wondering if you could let us know if a discount applies.  We were thinking that somewhere between 2000 and 2500 baht would be a fair price.  Let us know the rates, and we'll confirm a room with you.

Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,
Us

From: Them
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 8:35 AM
To: Us
Subject: Re: Room for One Week

Hi,

Sorry. We do not have rate for 2000-2500 baht per week. Minimum rate is 4000 baht.

Thank you.

SSV Team. [Them]

From: Us
Subject: Re: Room for One Week
To: Them
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 6:48 AM

Hello,

That is over half the entire monthly rate you offer.  We only want to stay for a quarter of a month (ONE WEEK).  You must be kidding.  If you aren't kidding, we won't be seeing you.  We can stay at the new Ibis hotel in Sathorn for the same amount of time for the price you offer.  YOU are NO Ibis.

P.S. I'm NOT an idiot.

Us

From: Them
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:53 AM
To: Us
Subject: Re: Room for One Week

The monthly rate is not including water and electricity. But weekly rate is including water and electricity. Ok. No problem. You can stay anywhere you want.

Thank you.

SSV Team.

From: Us
Sent:
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:35 PM
To: Them
Subject: Re: Room for One Week

I know how much electricity costs in Thailand.  I live here.  For a studio apartment it would be no more than 1500 Baht for one month.  And water is free right now.  [Thanks, Thai Government!  But we still can’t drink it]  So, divide 1500 by 4 and you get 375.  For example:  7000/4=1750.  Then, 1750+375=2125.  This is 1/4 of the monthly rent.  Why are you trying to steal?

Us

3 comments:

Lojo Beautiful said...

Time to take it to the streets!

twitch said...

Math prevails always.
I will wear a yellow or red or blue shirt (depending on the week) and protest by singing folksy Thai music and getting one of those big hands you see at sports games.

Ahhhhhhhhyou take that!

deedub said...

hahaha.. "SSV team." Idiots