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Well folks I need to vent . Not sure I'm allowed to but here goes :- :D

OK, we all have bad days , bad weeks even .

Sonkrans well and truely behind us, only a few casualties that I know of personaly.

The Inlaws have returned from the trip to the Chiang Mai mental hospital with a prescription as I expected. Can't help thinking it was a failure of the 30 baht health system and that if I had purchased health insurance for all of them they would be all safely and securely in straightjackets by now :D

A couple of Storms have left me with a few roof tiles to fix, several trees to remove and a general mess everywhere; Don't know where to start.

The last three days, we've lost approx 17 Ducks to a Dog or Two. Kids got a look at the Dogs but I can't help thinking that if I was to camp out at the neigbours demanding payment for my losses I'd be completely wasting my time.

Kids computers been on the Blink. Local Computer Wizz Kid who has two successsful shops can't seem to fix it. A windows system file keeps getting currupt. Wizz Kid reloads windows for 200 baht and the computer comes back missing bits everytime. OK, last time the fans weren't working because he had disconnected the wiring, this time I'm missing a hardDrive. The problem was because the Kids leave a games disk in the CD/DVD compartment and the fact I was born yesterday, maybe its because the Kids Disk was an Original and not a pirate copy that the pirate Copy of Windows that I now seem to have doesn't like it or something. Never mentioned the Harddrive. Pointless complaining even if I could speak thai. Ofcourse I did complain and meraculously the diskdrive appears in his hand but he's not a happy chappy; afterall , He always removes a Harddrive if you can spare it and he's never had a complaint before. Go figure why :)

One of the Motorbikes doesn't sound very well. I took it in several times, the first time they cleaned everything and it was fine for a day. the problem is almost certainly a problem with the starter system, most likely the starter motor sticking. its only done 6000 kms but its a few years old . This time they change a piston in the engine. There ya go. all fixed. <deleted>. But what about the strange noise and why do I have to kick start it.

Again no point discussing why they changed the piston, afterall no ones every complained before, Everyone gets a new Piston <deleted>, whats the problem , Its the Bloody farang again. Never satisfied. why does he have the audacity to question things, Does he not understand this face thing at all .

Anyway, atleast I'm not in the mental Hospital myself and I'm not about to engage in a Civil war over this Face thingy.

Anyway, thanks for listening, I feel better already. Its good to talk :D

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"Anyway, thanks for listening, I feel better already. Its good to talk "

Mai pen rai krap!

:D:):D

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At least you are not complaining about the air quality or water level in the Mekong river, which seem to be a favourite among the northern farang population.

Get a sling shot, have a few cold ones, enjoy the sunset and teach the local dogs a lesson.

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At least you are not complaining about the air quality or water level in the Mekong river, which seem to be a favourite among the northern farang population.

Get a sling shot, have a few cold ones, enjoy the sunset and teach the local dogs a lesson.

Thanks sorensen, A few Cold ones planned . Funny thing about the Dog/Dogs. They didn't touch the Chickens. Probably been Taught already about chickens. If I can catch them , the Dogs that is. I'm going to attempt to rip them apart with my bare hands. That should be a fair fight I think and prompt some comment from our Dog Lovers.

The other option is to let them take all the Ducks I suppose. yeah ... maybe thats the best solution.

Oh, I was complaining about the Air Quality last month :)

I've fixed a few things in my life, Cars , Computers etc.. So its having a little knowledge of the Job in hand which makes it difficult sometimullshit sometimes dished out to save Face.

Thanks for Listening Sven, and well jackdawson I guess your joking ! ? ....... Right !?

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hope you feel better.Make sure you are not next in line for the mental hospital,am told its a fine line.

Indeed it is. I'll certainly be venting some rather disturbing laughter to myself this evening after having a few pints of Knowledge. :)

my problem is I don't learn from my mistakes, I've had it all before.

No the fine line or breaking point would be having to return to Mr Brown and War Criminal Blairs Blighty :D.

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I'm surprised some of our more devout Buddhist members haven't suggested you are receiving karmic payback of some sort. :)

We had some damage from the wind last night, too, but I'm pretty sure it was because of that cobra we kill earlier in the evening. But what was I to do? Our dogs had it cornered and quite riled up. It was either the snake or the dogs and I of course was on the side of the dogs.

So either the dead snake got his revenge on our house or shit just happens. :D

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hope you feel better.Make sure you are not next in line for the mental hospital,am told its a fine line.

Indeed it is. I'll certainly be venting some rather disturbing laughter to myself this evening after having a few pints of Knowledge. :)

my problem is I don't learn from my mistakes, I've had it all before.

No the fine line or breaking point would be having to return to Mr Brown and War Criminal Blairs Blighty :D .

returning to blighty would be instant karma,a fate worse than death.

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VF, I've witnessed this 'Fox in a Hen house' situation too many times . I'll side with the Cobra in future, atleast until I see the next cute puppy .

Karmic Payback, I doub't it, but I never dismiss anything outright.

Shit does just happen here granted but the face thing in the repair shops is a travesty. Why can't they just say they haven't got a F8&ing Clue how to fix anything they haven't fixed before and save me the couple of thousand baht :D

Oh and do excuse my french :)

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Apparently some dogs in my g/f's street were 'misbehaving' now there's one less than there used to be. I've been told it was 'aroi mak mak' not that she tasted it but she has it on good authority. When I was there, after a particularly noisy night, I suggested the idea of Tum Yum Ma.

Maybe you should discuss the price of a single duck, then the price of a dog whilst building a fire and getting a cooking pot ready 'so, after I eat your dog, I will owe you....how much?' 'mmmm hiew ma' invite them over for the meal and ask them to bring the dog :D then act all surprised if they're not willing....'huh? what's wrong? your dog ate my ducks, now I'm gonna eat your dog, how else do I get my ducks back?'

Seriously, don't come back to the UK, you'll have a never-ending series of days/weeks/months like you've just had, only folks won't smile when they try to <deleted> you over :D unless they're tories of course :)

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Apparently some dogs in my g/f's street were 'misbehaving' now there's one less than there used to be. I've been told it was 'aroi mak mak' not that she tasted it but she has it on good authority. When I was there, after a particularly noisy night, I suggested the idea of Tum Yum Ma.

Maybe you should discuss the price of a single duck, then the price of a dog whilst building a fire and getting a cooking pot ready 'so, after I eat your dog, I will owe you....how much?' 'mmmm hiew ma' invite them over for the meal and ask them to bring the dog :) then act all surprised if they're not willing....'huh? what's wrong? your dog ate my ducks, now I'm gonna eat your dog, how else do I get my ducks back?'

Seriously, don't come back to the UK, you'll have a never-ending series of days/weeks/months like you've just had, only folks won't smile when they try to <deleted> you over :D unless they're torie:

Thats how the Thais do it Biff. but I'm not in the Club. Chicken or Duck gets killed by a dog. owner of said duck or chicken gets very disgruntled and head off to see VF who gives them 200 baht. Nice and easy but if the Flang wants justice its not there Dog or you unleash a century of reprisals from the collective. No , Dogs got to go but discretely. It will go nicely where I've put the ducks before filling in the hole.

As for Tories , War Criminal and all round good egg Blair did a good Job of smiling a lot if I recall , before putting the country in a situation it has no hope in hel_l of getting out of . and I can thank the C%#t and Labour for putting up my private pension age from 50 to 55.

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Apparently some dogs in my g/f's street were 'misbehaving' now there's one less than there used to be. I've been told it was 'aroi mak mak' not that she tasted it but she has it on good authority. When I was there, after a particularly noisy night, I suggested the idea of Tum Yum Ma.

Maybe you should discuss the price of a single duck, then the price of a dog whilst building a fire and getting a cooking pot ready 'so, after I eat your dog, I will owe you....how much?' 'mmmm hiew ma' invite them over for the meal and ask them to bring the dog :) then act all surprised if they're not willing....'huh? what's wrong? your dog ate my ducks, now I'm gonna eat your dog, how else do I get my ducks back?'

Seriously, don't come back to the UK, you'll have a never-ending series of days/weeks/months like you've just had, only folks won't smile when they try to <deleted> you over :D unless they're torie:

Thats how the Thais do it Biff. but I'm not in the Club. Chicken or Duck gets killed by a dog. owner of said duck or chicken gets very disgruntled and head off to see VF who gives them 200 baht. Nice and easy but if the Flang wants justice its not there Dog or you unleash a century of reprisals from the collective. No , Dogs got to go but discretely. It will go nicely where I've put the ducks before filling in the hole.

As for Tories , War Criminal and all round good egg Blair did a good Job of smiling a lot if I recall , before putting the country in a situation it has no hope in hel_l of getting out of . and I can thank the C%#t and Labour for putting up my private pension age from 50 to 55.

Ah yes, club membership would be needed. I can foresee a 'black ops' 'eyes on target, one dog down' scenario in your neighbourhood some time soon :D

I guess we'll agree to disagree as to who's broken Britain, hope your week gets better mate, I always enjoy your posts.

Cheers,

Biff

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Quiet on the Forum I see so I thought I'd give you an update on my Week.

I suppose things have a habit of sorting themselves out. The Dogs got the remaining ducks. It won't come as a surprise that I didn't get the Dogs.

I found my slingshot but the rubber had perished so it was useless. Someone has left a nice small but heavy hammer in the garden. It seem to fly very well so I patrol the garden first thing in a morning. It'll do the trick I'm sure. Anyway, I had to fill the pit because of the smell.

I had a couple of beers but just got a headache unfortunately :D

I did take up an offer of a chat and a sip of whiskey from a local firendly BIB and his friends. An offer I usually decline.

The conversation was very topical, one of the Guys spoke reasonable english and well, I haven't laughed so much in ages.

A few minutes discusion on shirt colours led to a long discussion on the role of the BIB in Thailand today. His view, and not mine necessarily was that they are under enormous pressure from high to (four letter word) involving penetration of a member of the same species, usually but not totally necessary I suppose. It would explain why every BIB I've met seems to have a least 4 women on the go. The BIB reinforced this by using a darting tongue movement and gesturing with his fingers in my general direction. It was a bit disturbing so to get things straight I enquired wether he penetrated poo ying or poo Chai, and wether he occasionally used his other appendage or just his hands and tongue. Fits of laugher followed luckily and hopefully he was too pissed to remember the conversation.

Anyway, I'm feeling much better now. Its not the first time I've noticed a little tension around about a Full Moon. :)

The Familys picking up too, a little set back was his wife went fishing but in someone elses pond. The owners of the pond took posesion of her husbands motorcy and the fishing net. She had done a runner so to speak. Anyway, he has to pay 2000 baht and they'll return his motorbike. The motorbikes with the poo yai ban at the moment. There was no BIB involvement for obvious reasons.

Anyway, its reasuring to know that the family are blameing his temporary insanity on Spirits (pee) rather than the Lao Khow and his wife contantly dragging him into the gutter.

As for who's broken Britain Biff, I suppose we are all a little guilty of that but its easier to blame scargill or the Iron lady I suppose. I can't see much difference between the tories and new labour and there 'new Economy' to be honest though, there all at the feeding trough. I do know none of them will have the balls to do what needs to be done though so its going to be more of the same.

Anyway, over and out

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Jubby, let me know if you need help with the roof. I will come give you a hand. I have the tools available and a tall step-ladder. I can whack a few trees into smaller pieces also, if you need help with that. Sometimes, we just need someone to show up and lend a hand to get our perspective back. It sounds like you have lost yours, temporarily. You need to make sure it doesn't become permanent.

I can't help with the in-law thing. I can't help with your homeland government thing, either.

As for the ducks, which are sadly gone, there may be help for any future ducks that you find yourself purchasing. Electric fences are typically cheap and do wonders for dogs that don't know where they aren't welcome. My father was very fond of the typical livestock electric fence and it worked well on cattle and horses but not for swine. However, for neighbor's dogs, he used household current and he put those wire fences where they were needed and usually only ran them hot when he was home and could be watching when the dogs showed up. He would see the dogs coming, apply the electricity and enjoy the show. He even wired up a metal trash can that the neighbor's dog was fond of overturning during the night. He just set the thing on a rubber tire, which was setting on a large piece of wire mesh, attached the wiring and listened to the dog go nuts in the middle of the night. It actually took the dog, a large boxer, two nights to learn his lesson. I guess he thought the first time was a fluke. He never came back after the second time.

Except for the corner posts, which can be trees or buildings, the rest of the fence posts can be PVC pipe, set in concrete-filled coffee cans. That makes them very portable and easy to adjust the wire height up and down for different sizes of animals. I know they sell fence chargers here somewhere because I have seen them around. That type only needs one bare wire. If you go with household current, two strands of bare wire is best and you will need to be able to monitor the fence when it is on so that you don't hurt innocent people or animals. There is a good chance that you will kill the dogs if they can't get away from it when it hits them.

Now, whether or not you take my offer of help or my advice, please keep us posted here, and often. Like you said, the ol' forum is running pretty quiet these days.

And for the animal lovers out there that aren't going to like this, think about the ducks and forget about the dogs. The dogs have it coming and they stand a chance of being educated instead of killed. The ducks don't have that option.

kandahar

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