A sign that shows that Thailand kind of misses the point.... with signs
We get a real laugh every now and then when we see certain signs in this country. It's not like we are making fun of all Thai people because that is not the case at all. I love Thai people but I just feel like the government is ass-backwards for the most part here and to be fair to them, I don't have a great deal of respect and admiration for any other government including and especially my own back in USA.
Every now and then I will find a sign that just defies all logic and you can't help but stand back in awe that this was someone's job and they did it and saw no fault in it.
This picture was taken recently in an airport. I admire and appreciate the fact that they are trying to accommodate as many people as possible especially since in USA we don't really accommodate any language other than English. Perhaps a sign or two will be in Spanish as well but certainly not Thai. That is not what is amusing here though because there is nothing wrong with the Thai or the English on this unisex bathroom. What is so amazing is the braille.
In case you don't know anything about braille, it is a raised series of dots that make it so that blind people can read signs by running their fingers across it and I can't even imagine how difficult that is for someone to learn. I suppose if you can't see anything you probably don't mind devoting time to it because it's not like it would be cutting into your Netflix time or anything but one thing that this language must have is 3 dimensions.
If you look closely you will see that these series of dots are not raised and are also laminated over thereby eliminating any chance that the blind would even be able to use this sign. Therefore, the inclusion of the braille is completely useless for anyone that would need it.
I don't expect anyone to be able to read braille if they themselves are not blind but certainly anyone that even knows that braille is even a thing would be aware of the fact that if it is not raised, there is no reason for it to be there at all. What were they thinking? That a blind person can see but is only capable of reading dots?