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Dexlowe

Entitlement, privilege and utter rudeness.

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This is their country...they can and will be rude given the opportunity...sometimes I patiently wait my turn...other times I resume my rightful place in line...much to their dismay...

 

My favorite is the full sized truck and SUV drivers...try to intimidate because they have the larger vehicle...I move their butts back to their side of the road by moving my vehicle to the middle...if the try to intimidate by moving within a few feet of my bumper...I break hard and let them pee their pants...👍

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I like to play bowling with the Chinese hords that walk like they are alone taking all the space. 

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8 minutes ago, Puchaiyank said:

This is their country...they can and will be rude given the opportunity...sometimes I patiently wait my turn...other times I resume my rightful place in line...much to their dismay...

 

My favorite is the full sized truck and SUV drivers...try to intimidate because they have the larger vehicle...I move their butts back to their side of the road by moving my vehicle to the middle...if the try to intimidate by moving within a few feet of my bumper...I break hard and let them pee their pants...👍

Don't forget, there are 10,000,000 yes, ten million privately owned guns in Thailand!

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I've encountered similar situation, but its a rare less than once a year occurrence and for the most part the staff handle things very well themselves so we don't have to get involved. 

 

- Only once I've had to tell the staff... "No you don't serve him next, I was next in line and then another person (pointing to the other person) was behind me" I was in a McDonalds (with my Son)... the Thai guy (*looking low to middle class) who'd tried to push in was upset and stormed outside the shop, then started giving me the bird through the window, so funny and childish. 

(*if we're going to class on this)

 

- A poor person trying to push in, in front of me at 7-11, whose staff just ignore them and serve me before them. 

 

- Another poor person pushing in, in front of me, again at a 7-11, I tap them on the shoulder and point to the back of the line, they move to the back. 

 

- An Indian lady checking in, in KL for a flight to Bangkok, she's in front of me but then invites 8 or so friends to join her. I tell her its just her in front of me, or if she wants all of her friends to join her she moves to the back of the line, she moves behind me (in front of the Thai lady behind me) I say no, back of the line behind the Thai lady. The Thai lady thanks me. 

 

- A Thai lady (middle-upper class, just excited a chauffeur driven Toyota Alphard) comes into the shop in Bangkok, talks straight away (in Thai) asking for her order, the order is not ready, she admonishes the staff (and thrown in some English, I suspect for my my benefit). The staff are apologetic, she is rude. Then demands her order is dealt with there and then. The staff tell her that she will have to wait behind me, then the person who is behind me... She's not pleased, then the staff talk to me and ask what I am after, we converse in Thai, the woman, while angry starts to look a little sheepish for her outburst (she was partly right to be upset if she'd ordered ahead of time (it was a large order), but her outburst showed a sense of entitlement). 

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Come on boys your days are so boring that you are worried about some thai trying to cut in line. Then of course the message is they all do it.

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11 minutes ago, moe666 said:

Come on boys your days are so boring that you are worried about some thai trying to cut in line. Then of course the message is they all do it.

I guess being in the CIA is much more exciting. I can see you twitching on your barstool.

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I haven't experienced this much in Thailand. The noticeable time was at a hotel breakfast when an Iranian lady tried to push in front of me at the omelet station. The cook recognized me from the day before and pointed over the lady(sic) to me and took my order. I thanked her after. I do speak Thai and ordered in Thai that seemed to baffle the pushy lady. 

Some cultures seem pushier than others but I don't put Thais in that group. 

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40 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

for the most part the staff handle things very well themselves so w

I'm not so sure about that, mate. Before they react they first have to factor in krieng jai and then assess the persons they are dealing with. Most shop assistants (especially in fast-food outlets) are passive, trained to obey and not think and generally of a lower social standing than the lady in my incident. So there are a lot of confusing forces around them.

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2 hours ago, Dexlowe said:

She did apologize, to her credit,

Entitlement, privilege and utter rudeness, so whose being rude now. 😆

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2 hours ago, Puchaiyank said:

This is their country...they can and will be rude given the opportunity...sometimes I patiently wait my turn...other times I resume my rightful place in line...much to their dismay...

 

My favorite is the full sized truck and SUV drivers...try to intimidate because they have the larger vehicle...I move their butts back to their side of the road by moving my vehicle to the middle...if the try to intimidate by moving within a few feet of my bumper...I break hard and let them pee their pants...👍

Thai road behaviour is bad enough without westerners adding to it with that sort of conduct. You are as much a danger as most of the Thai drivers on the road.

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As the well known phrase goes "Sh*t happens" , its only a problem if you allow it to be.

Your values/manners may not be theirs, but trying to educate/correct some people may prove problematic. 

 

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That behaviour is nothing compared to Saudis. They would come into the bank when there was a long q and walk straight to the front. The tellers always served them ( guest workers ), but I always gave them a piece of my mind for kow towing to them.

 

 

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I've had Thai people trying to cut in front of me at 7/11.  Before I have a chance to tell them in Thai that I'm there first, the young check-out girls always tell them that she's serving me.

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Break checking some idiot Thai driver who is tail-gating or driving like a di..ck he..ad is a very stupid thing to do. Swallow your wounded pride pull over and let them pass and you will live long and prosper. Otherwise you run the very real risk of being shot at. Seems like a pretty easy choice IMO.

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