Hugh Paxton’s Blog is never short of ideas! Here was one of mine. And here was the response!
I thought my idea was quite good. I loved her response.
I still think my idea was good but heck! I’ll have another idea tomorrow!
A good solid “We are not interested” is a refreshing slap in the face.
From: Pen Pramoj [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 3:49 PM
To: Hugh Paxton
Cc: Midori Paxton
Subject: Re: An idea.
Dear Khun Hugh,
We are not interested.
The Pramojsali Company Limited
Sent from my iPad
On 23 Jun 2015, at 07:03, "Hugh Paxton" <paxton.bkk> wrote:
Dear Khun Pen,
I have had a good idea. I hope that you think it is a good idea, too!
A lot of people are leaving Thai Village and you want more people to come in and rent the houses.
If I wanted to rent any place in Thai Village I would choose No 57. It is full of plants, life, birds, there are bicycles and pictures, people coming and going, …it’s a home.
The rest of the Thai Village properties look increasingly shoddy or flood prone. Or like next door to us – still unfinished and noisy.
When people leave, the whole area will be even more derelict and ugly. That is what prospective renters will see. Horrid!
My plan: We organize and shoot a Thai Village promotional video. You waive one or two months rent if you are satisfied with our product. We act as your agents in a gentle way and open our doors to prospective renters. My feeling is that Thai Village is a place of wonder! Potential!
Thai Village began to change when building commenced. I still feel that the essence of the place remains. It is why I love it here.
Right now you couldn’t rent anything out. Not even my place. Who wants hammers at 7AM every day?
Give us the go ahead and we’ll make a video that will give this place a chance!
I may become the next chief farang of Thai Village. Not because I am the best. Because I am almost the last! All the bossy ladies have gone.
Please think it over, Khun Pen. Annabel, boating in the pond, trees, fruit, happy people…it would be a very nice video!
Think seriously about my suggestion?
Hugh Paxton (No 57)