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BANGKOK 19 July 2019 17:20
Grumpy Old Man

Thai business owners who think they own the public road

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54 minutes ago, seancbk said:

 

No, but I'd expect to be able to park outside my shop.   What if I needed to do regular deliveries and needed to be parked there to pickup/drop-off stuff?  

It's common courtesy to leave the spot outside a shop for the owner. 

Unless there is a parking meter outside the shop, everywhere I've lived in Asia treats spaces outside shops as for the use of the shop.

I think you are already living too long in this country. You have lost your sense of justice. There is no law here that guarantees the space outside from a shop house or other property to its owner. 

 

If you need this space you could ask the government. Maybe they will rent it to you...:)

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The OP is totally right, but...

 

You cannot change a whole country. Too many people here are thinking that they can do what they want and they believe only in the law of the strongest.

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Try double parking (blocking one lane), 

I think this is acceptable as I see it so often.

Probably a healthy option also - less risk to your life.

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1 hour ago, seancbk said:

If I owned or rented a shop I would consider the parking out front to be mine.   

 

You might consider it to be yours but its obviously not.Delivery vehicles are used to double parking while they load/unload.

 

One of the reasons my trips to the old city in our car are limited to about once a month now is there is no parking anywhere.

 

I've even taken to parking in some temples and dropping 20 baht in the donation box and walking away with a feeling of guilt !

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4 hours ago, Trujillo said:

Is that an actual photo of you in your avatar? 

 

Did you explain the law to them in Thai? If not, you might as well be clucking like a chicken for all the good it would do you. 

 

Having said that, I feel your pain. At some point, however, you should understand that your car will be "keyed" by someone, or your tires slashed. Just FYI.

As I've said before Thais can be very vindictive people. Take extra care if you cross someone. 

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4 hours ago, cornishcarlos said:

 

Thais also choose how to deal with their experiences, which will at some stage result in you ending up in   or worse...

 

Good luck with the next one, is it really worth it ??

i admire the OP but as you say 1, is it really worth it 2,  hospital/jail 3, they damage your car 

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17 minutes ago, Jonnapat said:

As I've said before Thais can be very vindictive people. Take extra care if you cross someone. 

because their childish and cowards

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