And I quote,”This is the scariest part of the week!”
And thus, we are not in much danger here in Mae Sot.
He is referring to our water cooler.
We have a water cooler in our kitchen so we can have cold, drinkable water. We use the tap water for washing clothes, cooking, showering, and even washing dishes, but it’s not drinkable. Thus, we have this handy-dandy water cooler.
There is a truck that drives through our neighborhood each morning between 7 & 8 to deliver water jugs. He honks his horn, and everyone comes out to trade their empty water jugs for a full one for just 10 baht. We have two that we rotate through every three or four days. Luckily, we live across from a little community that has tons of jugs to trade in, since usually he honks when we’re still in bed. Stephen is usually jumping up, scrambling to find 10 baht and his keys, then fumbling to get the five locks open on our door & gate.
Anyway, the real challenge then is putting it onto the water cooler.
It works by pressure, so you just tip the jug and water comes pouring out. You have to get it onto the cooler before it fills this little tank:
–and when water is coming out of a very heavy jug through a large hole at a very fast pace, that’s challenging.
And so we video-ed it.
And the best part, the first video Stephen tried he couldn’t get it up off the ground fast enough and became a blooper.