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Anger over 'bad manners' of foreign couple on train

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3 hours ago, agudbuk said:
3 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.

 

Oh no it's snot.

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1 hour ago, captspectre said:

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.

Mexico.  People really don't like you taking off your shoes in their houses.  Peace Corps Mexico trainees are always very surprised when they learn this in their cultural awareness training before being put in host families' homes.

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3 minutes ago, JTXR said:

Mexico.  People really don't like you taking off your shoes in their houses.  Peace Corps Mexico trainees are always very surprised when they learn this in their cultural awareness training before being put in host families' homes.

 keeps their dust and sand out of your sox

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I think this behavior is plainly rude, never mind cultural differences. I don't know of any Western Country where this would be acceptable. America maybe... :tongue:

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I travel on the train quite often between  Ayutthaya and Bangkok and see Thai with their feet on the seat in front of them, and throwing rubbish wherever they want, so if this is a cultural thing maybe you should tell the Thais about their own culture.

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29 minutes ago, Hooliganzone said:

This is no misunderstanding it' not allowed or done in my country of origin, its rude, disgusting and I don't give a toss behaviour not a lack of  cultural understanding and they say Thais are uneducated LOL...

I could not agree more with you. :-) We think the same. Total ignorance and rudeness. No excuse at all. Plain arrogant and rude. Back to school to learn the basic steps in common respect and decency.

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Just a propaganda post to create I'll will with foreigners. I ride the train with some regularity. Thais do this too when there is room. Maybe I should have photographed, along with topless men in town and those of all sexes relieving themselves along the roadside. Grow up. 

People will do what people need to do. No more no less. 

The majority of Thai people are wonderful people. But this is a deliberate attempt to distroy the feeling of kinship among all people. Sad to see this getting bandwidth

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This type of behavior on trains, plains and buses is just rude and disgusting no matter who does it.

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Can't say I care all that much.

As long as their feet aren't in my lap (and that's OK if it's a cute young woman), live and let live.

It must be real hard to go through life being offended by stuff other people do.

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That scene would annoy me no matter what country I am traveling in.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Many Lampang people became furious after seeing pictures of a foreign couple raising their feet over the head

Doesn't look like a foreign couple, two foreign women IMHO.

Poor use of English, way more offensive to me.

 

PS.

As a white man I accept no blame or joint responsibility for the actions of white women, I came here to escape them, their bad manners, their obscene entitlement and their generally poor behaviour.

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17 minutes ago, StefanBBK said:

I think this behavior is plainly rude, never mind cultural differences. I don't know of any Western Country where this would be acceptable. America maybe... :tongue:

I only on Pennsylvania Avenue

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Why do silly people have to try and turn this round and bash Thai people. Firstly it is nothing to do with Thai people. It is someone quite rightfully, saying how rude and ignorant these two foreigners are.  I think they have that right when it is their country and their culture. Most of us would not like it at all. We are guests here. Grow up and act like it. And to be fair, often facebook posts are from Thai's condemning a Thai's behavior. This one happens to be about two ignorant foreigners. Sometimes I wonder at the human race's intelligence or lack of it.

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4 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!

Rubbish, putting your feet on the seat in front like that, wether there are people sitting there or not, is rude  and disrespectful in any country. 

 

 

 

Brigante7. 

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