Thais going green
2009 October 4, Sunday
I was in Bangkok recently and noticed that the Thais have started the green movement. Or at least, it has become more apparent of late. I noticed that more people are using their own shopping bags and check-out staff will put on a big smile when they saw that I brought my own bag.
However, at the Oriental Hotel I stayed in, there were no signs asking guests if they wanted their bed linen and towels replaced or not. So I decided to write my own note. I even asked the butler if the chambermaids would be able to read in English. They could was the answer.
So anyway, I saw a chambermaid along the corridor as I was going out and asked her not to replace my sheets and towels and her eyes lit up and said “environmental!” with a big grin. And gave me the thumbs up. I was delighted at her response of course.
The Oriental Hotel in Bangkok has remarkable service no doubt. And even the chambermaids spoke good English. But I just wished that they’d be a little more green. 🙂