There are elections here in Rayong next weekend. I for one will breathe a sigh of relief when they are over.
I live in a normally quiet and peaceful community on the outskirts of Rayong. But that peace and quiet has been shattered for the past two weeks by the cacophonous electioneering of rival candidates.
They drive round and round the village from early morning until early evening with loudspeakers roaring their strident messages in stentorian and testosterone-charged voices that would do a regimental sergeant-major proud. Do they really think that screaming their slogans at 90 decibels is impressing the electorate?
If I were back home in Australia I would call the police and have them charged with disturbing the peace. But this is Thailand, so I will just have to put up with it for a few more days.