Jump to content
BANGKOK 24 March 2019 19:50
rooster59

Woman's airport meltdown: Compatriot says: That's a Thai for you!

Recommended Posts

Had a bit of a "meltdown" myself in Home Pro last night. My Ex. who is here on holiday bought a table lamp. At the checkout I gave the cashier my phone No. to gain a few points (club card). ...Problem No.1...they didn't have a bag big enough for the shade ...only had ones big enough for the lamp itself....Problem No 2. She gave me a discount of 79 Bt. but wouldn't give me the lamp without seeing my passport ..to get the discount, I presume. I didn't have it on me or my driving licence which was in the car. So I said forget about the discount and let us be on our way...."Passport...passport"  they kept asking me for...,",nevermind discount I kept telling them, just let the points ride and I'll get their benefit another time ..like always .. No way, the manager appeared along with about 3 other staff members and two men who were collecting the trolleys. At this stage I loudly said .."FORGET ABOUT THE DISCOUNT...NO WANT"...everybody switched off at that point claiming they didn't understand English and walked away from me. My Ex. then gave the cashier an extra 79 Bt. and bought a carrier bag for the shade ..and we duly went on our way.

  As always ..I blame the mobile phones...people are getting more vegetative than ever.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ask the guy taking the video if he gets his monthly blood too?

 

Edited by Solinvictus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, overherebc said:

Generally adopted by the person in their own mind. 

Most who think they are Hi-So really just think they are so much better than anyone else and expect everyone to 'obey' them.

Clearly the case with this woman. Usually Thai Chin and a husband who has a minor post in government/army/police. And other posters have questioned why I refuse to associate with these types! Give me a down to earth baan noak any day.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, GettingBye said:

Whats all this jibber-jabber about this being so Thai?

 

This kind of thing happens everyday in the US. In fact, there was a video just a few days ago from Florida of an American woman going bonkers and trying to jump over the ticket counter in FL, I think.

Not to the extent it happens over here. If you have status you can demand or expect privilege. Upset with your Smart Phone, just punch the sales person in the face, and apologize later. No harm, no foul (if you have the status)  and of course no police action, charges or fines. It's all part of the P-Nong relationship

Time to get studying Thai Culture 101  :thumbsup: 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Had a bit of a "meltdown" myself in Home Pro last night. My Ex. who is here on holiday bought a table lamp. At the checkout I gave the cashier my phone No. to gain a few points (club card). ...Problem No.1...they didn't have a bag big enough for the shade ...only had ones big enough for the lamp itself....Problem No 2. She gave me a discount of 79 Bt. but wouldn't give me the lamp without seeing my passport ..to get the discount, I presume. I didn't have it on me or my driving licence which was in the car. So I said forget about the discount and let us be on our way...."Passport...passport"  they kept asking me for...,",nevermind discount I kept telling them, just let the points ride and I'll get their benefit another time ..like always .. No way, the manager appeared along with about 3 other staff members and two men who were collecting the trolleys. At this stage I loudly said .."FORGET ABOUT THE DISCOUNT...NO WANT"...everybody switched off at that point claiming they didn't understand English and walked away from me. My Ex. then gave the cashier an extra 79 Bt. and bought a carrier bag for the shade ..and we duly went on our way.
  As always ..I blame the mobile phones...people are getting more vegetative than ever.
 
Would have been easier to wear the lamp shade, and convinced everyone it's the latest fashion.

Sent from my SM-G920F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

airasia give commission to their employees that find overweight carry on luggage. very expensive to send that carry on bag as checkin. kl to bkk was 200usd for a carryon bag that was 10kilos

 

airlines need to be culturally aware and have leeway and discretion.

 

a possible strategy to have the overweight costs waived is to simply say you dont have the funds immediately available to pay and just tell them you will not go on that flight. they must then find your already checkin in luggage in the plane and remove it. this causes a delay that will be way more costly to the carrier then the pocket money they want to charge you

 

it will likely also be less costly for you to book a different flight and prepay excess weight as checkin even eating the cost of ticket

Edited by atyclb
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, bannork said:

This clip sees the return of one of my favourite Thai phrases- manut pba - translated loosely as a lady who demands privileges, i.e. expects to jump the queue, will do anything to be served first or have special treatment.

Sorry to correct you but it means pretty much the opposite. Guy shooting the video called the woman "manut ba" when she was having difficulty understanding that she could only have 7kg in her carry on. Most Thais recognise it from a popular Thai cartoon, not dissimilar to "The Flintstones". Actually comes from a primitive tribe in Southern Thailand. Usually used to mean uneducated, lacking in even the basic knowledge.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, bluesofa said:

That'll put you in check, mate.

No, I am only a Rookie, but am practising every Night !

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

She looked pretty slim... How about fat people. I think airlines should scale people also. Overweight people with unhealthy lifestyles should pay extra. Fat people are also annoying for people who sit next to them. Just saying :). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For me, as long as the bag fits in the overhead locker it shouldn’t be an issue. The weight is 14kg whether it’s in the hold or the overhead. It still has to go in the plane.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wish they would weigh all carry on bags

Yes, also count the quantity one is one? Right?


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...