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Are you an Introvert in Thailand? Or an Extrovert? Do you sit at coffee houses gabbing and gobbling? Gobble Gobble!

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The reason I ask is that below my window, all day today, stood young men clucking and giggling like hens laying eggs.

I am now an annoyed introvert.

I don’t suggest these topics because I enjoy doing so.

I am compelled because I am deeply disturbed.

I am disturbed by pointless noise and wasted lives, wasted lives pursuing trivial pursuits and frittering away, most frivolously, remaining days.

In my introversion, I have found that one of my all-time favorite pastimes is to sit and marvel at the intelligence of Thai myna birds flitting about and mulling over more important matters with their fine and well-feathered brethren.  And the beauty of this is that it is FREE for me.  Fortunately or unfortunately, this pass-time is available only in Thailand for free. In some other countries, people must pay for the pleasure.

Sitting by myself on my balcony, I do not need to spend my money at questionable coffee shops which do not serve premium coffee from Italy.

Come to think of it, the guys downstairs sound more like geese than hens.

Plenty of rolling laughter, ebbing and flowing, and enough gas to last for hours almost nonstop.

I suppose I might have been born an extrovert, and thus be predisposed to participation in this type of giggling, something I regard as a social affliction and nothing more than heehawing of mindless utterances that no one ever remembers by next year. Do they even know what they are talking about from one minute to the next? How could they, I wonder.

But I really cannot tolerate cocktail parties very well. After five minutes of gabbing, I just want to return to my balcony and read.  I read all sorts of stuff.  For example, this morning I spent a few hours reading the Golden Rump, which is a play that I highly recommend to all young men who have too much time on their hands. Or, maybe I just dreamed I was reading it because a Golden Rump is hard to find. One thing I am looking forward to is attending The Golden Rump Festival this July.

And I thank Goodness for making me an introvert, especially I am grateful for so many years of blessed peace and aloneness which is so superior to gas and lonesomeness.  Praise be!

I will continue to stay out of cafes and coffee houses, now that they are opening up again.

But, can you?

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I am looking forward to the time when it is safe for my wife, daughter, and I to meet with friends and family to chatter over a nice meal with a few drinks, and putting the world to rights. 

My near neighbours have already started to have friends around for drinks and BBQ most evenings, so we hear the chatter and fun. I don't begrudge it at all (doesn't affect or endanger us) but too soon for us - with me being in a fairly high risk category.

 

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24 minutes ago, CharlieH said:

"clucking and giggling like hens laying eggs." 


Whilst you do much the same it would seem

smiling and smirking at a screen

whilst ernestly tapping away on your keyboard all by yourself.🤔

 

So now I am the guilty party?

Well, then I do plead guilty.

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Thailand is an introvert's paradise.

 

Thai culture promotes introversion, so as an introvert, I find it very easy to communicate with the majority of Thai people.

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12 minutes ago, tgw said:

Thailand is an introvert's paradise.

 

Thai culture promotes introversion, so as an introvert, I find it very easy to communicate with the majority of Thai people.

Never a truer word has been spoken, Amen.

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3 hours ago, JohnBarleycorn said:

I am compelled because I am deeply disturbed.

I think we gathered that by now, John :tongue:

 

I agree, most people can't help themselves but gossip and talk sh!t and it does irk me somewhat. However, it is my suspicion, beautiful though they are, that your beloved myna's are also talking a load of old bolllox, in their respective tongue of course. IMO, unless man or beast is discussing the vagaries of super-string theory and the brilliance of the universe (beer and beauty of the female form caveats), they are wasting oxygen.

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3 hours ago, JohnBarleycorn said:

I am disturbed by pointless noise and wasted lives, wasted lives pursuing trivial pursuits and frittering away, most frivolously, remaining days.

Unlike the worthwhile pursue of sitting by your window watching other people having fun. Personally  I find the voices in my head much more entertaining also.:crazy:

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