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43 minutes ago, faraday said:

Seeing your post reminded me of POTY. They said something simliar a few months back.

 

I thought they'd be err...contributing to this thread, by sticking their oar in...

 

Anyone seen the little rascal?

i was going to ask which POTY, what year, and which sex, but even before i replied, i knew who you are referring to. and yes.... where are 'their' comments? maybe missed this thread? normally got lots to say about westerners, and this one IS the match to the fuse. lets see if they, or he or SHE  responds.....55

 

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I find that many of the westerners I come across have some quirks about them, or are total nutcases to be honest... Not all, but many... Thailand is a place for many misfits..

So many I've met, within a few minutes tell their amazing lifestory, which amounts to bs.   Socially inept misfit, who come here, & continue their daft lives.

And I apologise to all here............................

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On 10/14/2020 at 3:58 AM, ThaiFelix said:

I agree entirely.  Too many dorks who dont make it at home, wont change their ways, so come here with the same problems and try to rewrite their histories in the hope they may impress.

 

My wife used to invite solo farang to our table thinking she was being kind.  I warned her time and again.  The very last time was a pork chop who had to show us how he could burp the alphabet, and for the whole restaurant to hear.  Real hit with the Thais.....not.  What finally convinced my wife was when afterwards he explained how he took a girl from a bar the night before and he was so good the girl wanted to pay him!!

 

There are some very decent guys here, some who I have worked with and remained friends for years but I never instigate a conversation with a farang stranger here.

 

40+ years ago in downtown Loei, my in-law kids spotted a young Irish backpacker couple walking in the river bed in the dry season.  Invited them up into the house, fed them and we had a great time.  They were the only travelers I'd seen in my two years or so there.  Loei town and surrounds had about 10 farangs back then, and we didn't see much of each other.  Very little English spoken then.

 

Today, I can't imagine.  I was Peace Corps, others were VSO or CUSO.  And a few missionaries. All were quite attuned to the culture.

 

 

 

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On 10/14/2020 at 11:04 AM, KarenBravo said:

Read my post again. It says "unremarked".

 

Seeing as I've followed this policy all my life in many countries and specifically 40 years in Thailand and come to no harm, I will continue.

 

Where would you draw a line? Obviously, not if a Thai cut in.

What about if a Thai said something rude to you? Still not enough?

How about a Thai touching your girlfriend? Still not enough?

What if a Thai was slapping your girlfriend?

 

Sorry, but I wouldn't ignore any of the above examples. I wouldn't be able to look myself in the mirror.

 

Here's a very true quote just for you.

 

“A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once. It seems to me most strange that men should fear, seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.”

 

William Shakespeare.

 

sounds like you,re made of stern stuff.

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On 10/14/2020 at 11:29 AM, Andrew Dwyer said:

If he could burp the Thai alphabet then that should surely have raised a round of applause ??

it would have done until he attempted to fart the national anthem and followed through

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9 hours ago, Lacessit said:

Believe it or not, I have met a retired guy who said he was part of the protection detail of the UK Royal Family. I believed him, very fit looking.

Quite polite and affable, the guys who are the genuine article don't need to prove anything to anybody.

And they say nothing of their past.

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18 minutes ago, heybuz said:

And they say nothing of their past.

He wasn't giving away any gossip about the Royal Family, not that I would be interested.

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3 minutes ago, polpott said:

What is this thread actually about? It seems to be built on the premise that farangs are ruder than other races. Nothing could be further from the truth. IME, in order of rudeness are:

 

1. Chinese.

 

2. Indians.

 

3. Russians.

 

English speaking farangs are way down the list.

 

Maybe you guys don't mix with others much as your social lives revolve around a barstool.

Disagree, the thread is asking why, and I'm no closer to an answer, except that some people will never suffer from hemorrhoids.

When I was in Hong Kong, I found as individuals the Chinese were polite and friendly. Different story when they are in a group.

I think the last time I was in a bar was six years ago.

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Just now, Lacessit said:

Disagree, the thread is asking why, and I'm no closer to an answer, except that some people will never suffer from hemorrhoids.

When I was in Hong Kong, I found as individuals the Chinese were polite and friendly. Different story when they are in a group.

I think the last time I was in a bar was six years ago.

Asking why what?

 

Hong Kong Chinese are a very different breed to mainland Chinese. IMO a lot to do with the "one child, one family" rule.

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3 minutes ago, polpott said:

Asking why what?

 

Hong Kong Chinese are a very different breed to mainland Chinese. IMO a lot to do with the "one child, one family" rule.

Asking why farangs are rude to each other. I can't remember claiming they are ruder than other races, although in the light of some of the responses on this thread I could be revisiting that.

 

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11 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

Asking why farangs are rude to each other. I can't remember claiming they are ruder than other races, although in the light of some of the responses on this thread I could be revisiting that.

 

Up yours you Aussie barsteward. 555.

 

I mix with a group of Aussies who are constantly rude to me, a Brit. "Pommie pooftah" is my nickname. At least they can take as much as they give. All in fun. A much misunderstood race.

 

I'm surprised you didn't give a shovel full of grief to the guy in the OP. My Aussie mates would have ripped him. Maybe you're not a true Aussie?

 

 

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1 hour ago, polpott said:

Up yours you Aussie barsteward. 555.

 

I mix with a group of Aussies who are constantly rude to me, a Brit. "Pommie pooftah" is my nickname. At least they can take as much as they give. All in fun. A much misunderstood race.

 

I'm surprised you didn't give a shovel full of grief to the guy in the OP. My Aussie mates would have ripped him. Maybe you're not a true Aussie?

 

 

Be of good cheer, if an Aussie knows you and is rude to you, it's because he likes you.

The word barsteward has at least two different meanings in Ozspeak. Prefixed by "You old....", it's friendly. Prefixed by "You young....." it means you are skating on thin ice.

I'm a true Aussie, although I may be more polite to lesser nationalities, as they have not had my advantages.

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