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Grumpy Old Man

Thai business owners who think they own the public road

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7 hours ago, Grumpy Old Man said:

 

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Each box is full of chains, in fact, OP sells chains:thumbsup: the little secretive man!

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11 hours ago, Juan B Tong said:

Changing the world one parking space at a time!

Good luck Mr. Grumpy.

 

 

I'm not sure why the OP has to be referred to as Mr. Grumpy?

It's everyones right to park on the public road, and 99% of the time nothing is or would be said it the person parking were Thai. It's more often than not simply because they see it's a foreigner that they come off there soap box, and decide to take on their authoritative tone, just so they can tell us what needs to be done. I have had this resistance done to me before, concerning parking, and it was in front of barber shop I had planned to visit. I parked there anyway, and the senior lady that told me I couldn't not, 

simply proceeded to beat my car with her broom. I contacted the police, and after waiting for 30 minutes for them to so up, the shop owner explained to the police, and the police kindly asked me to move my car, so the lady would stop complaining...

The next time I visited the barber, I was able to park at another near by spot instead, and during my wait in the shop I saw several thai's park in the same spot the lady had such an issue with. Each time she came out and each time when she saw it was Thai citizen she just turned around and walked back into her shop. 

I thought perhaps all excitement was behind me, and I would not get to see the shop owner vent her more desirable side, when I was just about to leave, she got a motorcyclist trying to park in this precious spot, and when the driver took off the helmet, her she came in full force. 

The driver didn't know what was going on, so the lady simply pushed over the motorcycle.

Driver apparently called the rental agency, and when they arrived was when the fun really took off.

Thai man pulled a chair out of his truck, and proceeded to chase the lady into her shop, bashing everything in sight, after breaking up most of the store front good, he picked up the motorcycle loaded it into the truck and drove off.

So yes the shop owners thing the street belongs to them, 

as does Central plaza shopping, where they try to sell vip parking slots in the underground parking lots.

 

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27 minutes ago, ajarnmarc said:

I'm not sure why the OP has to be referred to as Mr. Grumpy?

His TV nickname might be the biggest clue.

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11 hours ago, seancbk said:

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

 

If there is driveway in front of the shopfront, it is illegal for a car to block it so the renter can get in and out. However, it is almost impossible to keep the space free.

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10 minutes ago, Ulysses G. said:

If there is driveway in front of the shopfront, it is illegal for a car to block it so the renter can get in and out. However, it is almost impossible to keep the space free.

There was a recent news article where some older lady got blocked in her driveway.  I think she went ballistic on the car.  Don't recall exactly.

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19 hours ago, Grumpy Old Man said:

 

Yes the photo is of myself.

 

Thank you; I do understand there is a risk factor for standing up for yourself

I understand the annoyance you feel... but there are both issues of law and issues of customs. It happens often enough that the custom seems to be the owner of a property can reserve the space in front of their premises. I don't like it either but there are customs in my country that I don't like and have to accept. 

 

Whether it is convenient for me or not - polite or not... it is really in my best interest to go along with and accept this reality. A parking space is not worth a fight to me...

 

ps - I once had a very old lady throw water on my car window while I was parking in front of her shophouse... she was about 90 and pretty frail but I think I might have been able to take her in a street fight... but, even if I won, there seemed no honor in the victory. For as long as she has lived there, she has considered that her right. And besides, what if I lost? 

 

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13 hours ago, giddyup said:

See how laid back you are when you come back and find it keyed or tyres flat.

You've misinterpreted what I posted. If a shopkeeper tells me I can't park there, I just move to where I can.

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The OP remember nothing is rational in Thailand. And when it comes to Falang you mean nothing


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Interesting really got my attention when you indicated you had a bolt cutter?  Yea right.

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10 minutes ago, markaoffy said:

The OP remember nothing is rational in Thailand. And when it comes to Falang you mean nothing


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I disagree with that statement. Just because the rationale is different to your upbringing and what you conceive to be correct, does not make it irrational. And if you have been treated or have viewed others being treated as if you are "nothing" then I suggest you take a good long, hard look at yourself and try to understand why you receive no respect.

 

 

อึนก  ฝรั่ง comes to mind and I hear it when a lot when I go to places heavily populated by westerners in singlets or 200 baht knock off t-shirts, shorts and flip flops.

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Good for you and you are 100% right but please be careful as Thais overreact, throw fits and love dramas. Basically if they think your actions make them lose their precious 'face' you could have a serious problem.  But you are right.

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54 minutes ago, Farangwithaplan said:

I disagree with that statement. Just because the rationale is different to your upbringing and what you conceive to be correct, does not make it irrational. And if you have been treated or have viewed others being treated as if you are "nothing" then I suggest you take a good long, hard look at yourself and try to understand why you receive no respect.

 

 

อึนก  ฝรั่ง comes to mind and I hear it when a lot when I go to places heavily populated by westerners in singlets or 200 baht knock off t-shirts, shorts and flip flops.

I would suggest the Thai HiSo's and Amaart treat them as 'nothing' not most foreigners.

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Parked kerbside right outside a nice restaurant last night. A Thai lady came out of the restaurant. Tap on the side window.

 

Politely, but very firmly "Cannot park here."

 

My wife explained that there were 4 of us, and we had planned on eating in her restaurant, which was true.

 

Big smiles. "oh .... ok ok .... park here no problem ok ok ok. "  55555555

 

She turned out to be a very charming host, and she later explained to the girls that they try hard to keep the 2 parking spots for customers, but mostly it was a losing battle.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, electric said:

Parked kerbside right outside a nice restaurant last night. A Thai lady came out of the restaurant. Tap on the side window.

 

Politely, but very firmly "Cannot park here."

 

My wife explained that there were 4 of us, and we had planned on eating in her restaurant, which was true.

 

Big smiles. "oh .... ok ok .... park here no problem ok ok ok. "  55555555

 

She turned out to be a very charming host, and she later explained to the girls that they try hard to keep the 2 parking spots for customers, but mostly it was a losing battle.

 

 

 

Parking spots in CM central are rare as gold , I can understand why they would reserve for their customers.

 

What I don't understand is with the rarity of parking spot and the small spots, why are there so many people with large cars hoarding half the road?

 

CM central is only suitable for bikes and small cars.

 

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