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i have been saying this for years.   you totally disrespect Thai culture by wearing shorts, tee shirts and flip flops.   same for going to the bank.  

I wouldn't dream of going to immigration without my pants on!  Also, a clean pair of trousers over them probably helps as well... 🙂

Dress shorts disrespectful? This a tropical humid environment so shorts and a short sleeve shirt are more appropriate. Farangs or Thais wearing singlets, flip flops and those stupid cargo pants anywhe

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15 minutes ago, edwardandtubs said:

Do yanks really not understand what 'pants' means to half the world?

Well I hope they don't mean undercrackers. I've never worn them since I came to Thailand. Not even for immigration. I have my limits.

 

 

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8 hours ago, DannyCarlton said:

Well they've lucked out with me then. Government workers in Thailand have usually bought their jobs. Zero respect from me. I can say, in all honesty, that the guy who guards my village, Pong, gets far mor respect from me than some random Immigration Officer. He's a true gent and will do anything for you.

The higher up most probably , and some of the pretty young girls - it's obvious what they are employed for, But if you're not in those categories then the salary is pretty low by Thai standards say working in a bank and they have do deal with a great deal of offensive, smelly farangs and their consorts on a daily basis. I would imagine those working in the office front counters handling application will not got much of the tea money either. I once had the honour to be a guest of the deputy governor of Saraburi for his office Christmas party - with everything gratis for everybody so there are some extra perks for staff on high days and holidays.

 

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Another dumb convention.

 

Making the “farang” jump through innumerable, meaningless hoops gives these peons a sense of power and esteem they can’t get anywhere else in Thai society, it would seem.

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