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4 hours ago, fruitman said:

I really loved those small MOS-burgers with a thick slice of good tomato....but once i got one with a large piece of very chewy meat in it, that slipped through the mincer i guess but i 've never been back there. Also their staff became very arrogant and stupid. But all those fastfood chains have the same problem which is the staff...they can't speak english, are not serviceminded, have no manager, no education and no manners.

Why do you have an unrealistic expectation that young, minimum wage Thai staff at a US based fast food franchises, should speak English? 

 

It's a fast food joint, not int'l relations at the UN.  Point at the stupid photo and say, "Num-bah Tree Peas" (or whatever).  If they ask you, "Sue-pah Sie, Suh?".  Don't panic, just say No. 

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Why do you have an unrealistic expectation that young, minimum wage Thai staff at a US based fast food franchises, should speak English? 
 
It's a fast food joint, not int'l relations at the UN.  Point at the stupid photo and say, "Num-bah Tree Peas" (or whatever).  If they ask you, "Sue-pah Sie, Suh?".  Don't panic, just say No. 


He doesn’t understand why when he tries to order a BigMac with the cheese folded over onto one side, lettuce only on the opposite side, no pickles and extra thousand island dressing on the side they never get it right.

They also refuse to accept the Australian discount coupons he found on the internet...
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1 hour ago, 55Jay said:

It's a fast food joint, not int'l relations at the UN.  Point at the stupid photo and say, "Num-bah Tree Peas" (or whatever).  If they ask you, "Sue-pah Sie, Suh?".  Don't panic, just say No. 

They ask much more...youaaa ly supaaa sy mai? You ea ea eat heee? And then mostly the oldest one is called who has to take over because they see my face not understanding a word of it.....sooo strange and soo hard to say.

 

And no of course the Thai staff at Mac Donalds doesn't need to speak english, even the reception at large hospitals can't or the security/police in the malls. So why would they?

 

That's why i hope the staff at Taco Bell can speak english...they are at Mercury place where loads of foreigners go to shop in Central Chidlom or stay in a 5* hotel. But hey, who cares for customers or quality tourists? Only there money counts.

 

 

 

 

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They ask much more...youaaa ly supaaa sy mai? You ea ea eat heee? And then mostly the oldest one is called who has to take over because they see my face not understanding a word of it.....sooo strange and soo hard to say.
 
And no of course the Thai staff at Mac Donalds doesn't need to speak english, even the reception at large hospitals can't or the security/police in the malls. So why would they?
 
That's why i hope the staff at Taco Bell can speak english...they are at Mercury place where loads of foreigners go to shop in Central Chidlom or stay in a 5* hotel. But hey, who cares for customers or quality tourists? Only there money counts.
 
 
 
 


Yes, most tourists are much too smart to be able point at an item on a menu card...
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32 minutes ago, fruitman said:

They ask much more...youaaa ly supaaa sy mai? You ea ea eat heee? And then mostly the oldest one is called who has to take over because they see my face not understanding a word of it.....sooo strange and soo hard to say.

 

And no of course the Thai staff at Mac Donalds doesn't need to speak english, even the reception at large hospitals can't or the security/police in the malls. So why would they?

 

That's why i hope the staff at Taco Bell can speak english...they are at Mercury place where loads of foreigners go to shop in Central Chidlom or stay in a 5* hotel. But hey, who cares for customers or quality tourists? Only there money counts.

The oldest one they call over must be thinking, "Jeez, it's THIS guy, again".  🤐

 

I know what you're saying though, I get it.  But come on brudda, we be educated, well-traveled Westerners from advanced countries.  Surely we can suss out how to procure a Big Mac from a Thai teenager standing inside a McDonalds, wearing a McDonald's uniform, selling Big Macs. 

 

Edit:  Try having fun with it next time you go to McDonalds.  Ask them for a Double Whopper with cheese, hold the onions. 

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I walked by this afternoon, the queue waiting to get in was two dozen people, all Thai.  I'll try again next month.

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1 hour ago, camble said:

I walked by this afternoon, the queue waiting to get in was two dozen people, all Thai.  I'll try again next month.

Agree on principle.  I hit a Taco Bell once on trips to the US, but it's not something I would stand in line for.  Certainly not without beef and beans.  Once they sort that out, and the "new" factor dies down, I'll stop in when I'm in BKK.

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23 hours ago, Yellowtail said:

When I take my kid to McDonald's here, the westerners in line almost always seem to be Europeans, almost never see Americans there.

Thats becasue I can go every day in the USA. Even if I dont want to. 

 

6am, sunrise over the Coast, Egg McMuffin in hand.....

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20 hours ago, Nyezhov said:

Thats becasue I can go every day in the USA. Even if I dont want to. 

 

6am, sunrise over the Coast, Egg McMuffin in hand.....

I hope you keep your curtains closed.

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I had a dream last night I was eating beef and beans at Taco Bell....I was very happy until I realized I was just having a dream....

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13 minutes ago, mogandave said:

How miserable must one be if they’re dreaming of Taco Bell?

LOL.......

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3 hours ago, mogandave said:

How miserable must one be if they’re dreaming of Taco Bell?

Wait till you see his blanket:

Image result for taco bell blanket

 

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