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Anger over 'bad manners' of foreign couple on train

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1 minute ago, HooHaa said:

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


 

So outside Thailand this would be ok? 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Anger over 'bad manners' of foreign couple on train

 

Good to see that something to be angry over has been found. Has it been longer than a week?! Too Long. Lets feel that anger.:thumbsup:

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2 hours ago, PatOngo said:

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

Me too, might consider tonight whilst urinating by the road or taking a dump in a bush

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All the stuff that I see on a daily basis here and THAT is news???

Oh yes, I forgot, Thai people can moan about farang without being send for re-education. 

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15 minutes ago, sandrew33 said:

So outside Thailand this would be ok? 

in other countries the foot doesn't carry the same stigma.

Also in other countries if people are displeased, they tend to say somthing rather than going viral with their indignation.

Also, we are not talking about other countries, we are talking about thailand.

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A white couple did that on a bus. My girlfriend and her kids were in front of them. I just told the couple about how offensive that was and they stopped. I would have stabbed their feet.

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2 hours ago, agudbuk said:
2 hours ago, PatOngo said:
I need to pick my nose while I think about this.

Recent research says that picking your nose and eating the contents enhanced the immune system and is good for your health.

Was the research done by the Nose picking addicts association ???

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13 minutes ago, sanemax said:

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

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

There are signs everywhere; don't smoke, don't discard rubbish, don't take clothes off on the beach, don't have sex in tuk-tuks, no nose-picking,,, etc... 

 

But I'm with the school-of-thought that reckons to make it a topic on TVForum and shame the bad-mannered dudes.

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3 hours ago, claffey said:

It is extremely rude, disgusting and shows a complete lack of cultural understanding. However they are tourists and probably lack local knowledge..

 

In some countries it is considered extremely rude to remove your shoes in someone else's house. This is due to socks being smelly and dirty. So I wonder how many Thai people travel to other countries and take their shoes off when they are not suppose to?

 

Tourists of all nationalities may become involved in such cultural misunderstandings. Do they deserve to be photographed and posted all over the internet? Probably not and it may also be illegal under the cyber crime act?

 

The real fault is with the train staff and other passengers. A polite tap on the shoulder and a nice reminder that its impolite to put you feet up in Thailand may have worked. However the shyness and fear of confrontation stops many Thai people from doing so. They are not so afraid of confrontation whilst hiding behind their phones though!

what countries consider it rude to take off your shoes? name them,  bear in mind that most people who read thai visa have been to most countries in the world and are not  newbies! name one country.

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2 minutes ago, ginjag said:

Was the research done by the Nose picking addicts association ???

Professor Pigeon has researched this but because the subject is so vast he trimmed it down to; 'ladies picking their nose during sexual intercourse.'

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22 minutes ago, sandrew33 said:

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

I think a basic task like "taking down the feet" is possible to be explained just by pointing if the language barrier is preventing them from talking.

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This couple must have brought up by a very bad parentage. 

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While I love and respect this culture deeply, it certainly is one where doing anything and everything to avoid facing any problem head on is ingrained in every fiber of their being. Such a simple solution - one of the train officials politely points out the problem, or perhaps another passenger can do the same.

 

 

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she was so infuriated she posted it all over FB rather than having a polite word with the young backpackers who i’m sure would have been apologetic and cooperative..... attention <deleted> out her xenophobia online

 

 

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