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Anger over 'bad manners' of foreign couple on train

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1 minute ago, mark01 said:

Not nice in any country, but far more "unpleasant" things happening in this country to complain about. IMO.

Yes, that goes without saying , of course there are more unpleasant things happening than putting your feet up

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Maybe the Thais should focus their anger on the babies and children that are being sold to peddle on the streets until all hours of the night.

 

Or many of the other disgusting things that are passed off as just normal around here.

 

If this is the biggest thing you have to complain about then you're having a pretty good day.

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3 minutes ago, Thian said:

I see Thai putting their bare feet on other chairs in restaurants all the time.

 

They also like to put their feet under their butt while they sit in the skytrain or restaurants or airport lounges.

 

They even let their young baby walk on the buffet in Sizzlers.

 

I also see them change diapers on tables in the restaurant or kitchentable in a restaurant.

 

Or they bring loads of babies into Sizllers who cry nonstop and throw food around...you should see the floor after they're gone.

 

But of course this is their country and they can be as lowclass as they like.

But they don't put their feet into a position right next to someone else's head! Maybe I've spent too much time in Thailand, but I completely understand why the Thais are so upset with this. Had I been on the train I probably would have gone over to them and told them what rude and ignorant <deleted> they were being.

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Of course, if the transport authorities had any brains in their heads they would put a line all around the train (on the inside), and on the seats, with a sign saying (in English, Russian and Chinese)  "feet below this line, please." 

 

Just can't educate these Thais.

 

 

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Just now, ALLSEEINGEYE said:

Maybe the Thais should focus their anger on the babies and children that are being sold to peddle on the streets until all hours of the night.

 

Or many of the other disgusting things that are passed off as just normal around here.

 

If this is the biggest thing you have to complain about then you're having a pretty good day.

People are able to get annoyed about more than one thing 

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1 hour ago, Myran said:

This has nothing to do with not knowing local customs or cultural differences. Anyone with a basic level of decency and respect for others would know that you don't put up your feet like that.

 

And of course the Thai bashers are out in full force, braying like hyenas about examples of poor behavior from Thais they claim to bear witness to on a nigh on daily basis, as if that would somehow rid these foreigners of any guilt.

 

"Foreign couple steals candy from baby? Yeah, but what about that Thai guy who killed his girlfriend a year ago? Surely you need to stop reporting negative news about foreigners as long as there are Thai people behaving badly!"

It's bad manners for sure. So is squatting with your feet on toilet seats, chairs and tables. Peeing, gobbing and picking the nose in public.

At least it's only a few farang guilty of being offensive.

 

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Just telling the tourists that this is considered impolite and asking them to take down their feet would have been too easy, better take a picture and post it on facebook

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2 hours ago, PatOngo said:

I need to pick my nose while I think about this.

You must be a waiter at a Thai restaurant!

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"Although we have different cultures, I think all countries teach their people to have good manners.”

 

Does that include China and Thailand ?

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14 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

Of course, if the transport authorities had any brains in their heads they would put a line all around the train (on the inside), and on the seats, with a sign saying (in English, Russian and Chinese)  "feet below this line, please." 

 

Just can't educate these Thais.

 

 

Surely is the rude people that need education about polite behavior .

Or should there be numerous signs telling people what they should be doing ? 

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7 minutes ago, jackdd said:

Just telling the tourists that this is considered impolite and asking them to take down their feet would have been too easy, better take a picture and post it on facebook

They may have done this, in Thai... One suspects that language might be an issue in such matters :) 

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this is a simple cultural misunderstanding that could be easily averted with signage.


 

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Rather than focus on the obvious Thai issue with foot location shouldn't the issue here just be the complete lack of behavioral standards? 

 

These people are probably the same ones who put their feet up in a similar manner on planes - or worse they stick their feet on the tray tables ?

 

When did basic decent behaviour in public become something that needed enforcement with signs or requests to abstain? 

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