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A couple of years ago I became witness to an event that has edged itself to my memory. I single guy came walking down a Bangkok Soi. Just outside one of the bars three British fellows in their mid 20:s was playing with their newly acquired water pistols. Remember this was one day before the official Songkran. One of the guys has had a few too many; he decides to have a go at this single guy and empties his weapon all over him (the biggest thing with a monstrous tank) .

The single guy turns around and calmly pleads to the guys not to do this to people outside the official Songkran. He also explains that the reason for this is that a lot of people are carrying electronics like cameras and mobile phones and unless they are prepared to get soaked they can get ruined. He then picks up a mobile phone which is now dripping a bit to say the least... He also asks them to please be so kind and pay some respects to the locals, they are visitors in Thailand and should at least TRY to behave.

The three guys just laughs and completely soaks the single guy. One guy even ran back for a bucket of ice and ran down the soi and poured the content over the guy. I was with a couple of friends at the bar and all five of us thought they went way over the line and probably deserved to get smacked for it.

It is what happened next that I cant erase from my memory. Ten minutes later, a Toyota pickup stops outside the bar and the single guy steps out of the front seat with a golf club. He calmly walks up to one of the attackers and slams the golf club over his shin. I will never forget the sound of the bone that cracked like a wafer.

I have always believed that the guy deserved it, that the three attackers didn't give <deleted> about his mobile phone etc., the question is how to react when this happens to one self?

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I just release the hounds. Seems to work well even when its song kran if i walk with my 2 bang kaew dogs nobody dares to make any aggressive move towards me. Next thing is to teach the dogs to use water guns and totally dominate the village. :D

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When a Farang splashes water on another Farang outside the"official" Songkran celebration period, it NOT Okey?

What about when a Thai splashes water on Farang outside the "official" Songkran celebration period, would that BE OKEY?

Or should the "Offended" Farang just chill out like most other Thais do during their festival.

I used to be "Offended" myself but over the years have learned to accept and have fun during this period. I look forward to Songkran because it is a wonderful time to take photos. Now especially with my 18 to 200 mm zoom lens... heh heh...

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the question is how to react when this happens to one self?

I believe it calls for one penalty stroke, so depending on what the par was on that hole you could be looking at bogey, at least.

:rolleyes:mario299

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A good point made in this post for some of those who have not been here for Songkran before. That is to keep your mobile wrapped in a polythene bag. Make sure also your bank cards are safe and dry too - ever tried to use them after they have been soaked? I got dunked by a gang and with no warning a few years back and it took a long time to get my bank cards replaced.

Walking past a fire hose on full blast soon drenches everything.

As for early Songkran? I've never experienced that yet. Maybe i have lived in more sensible places so far where the water games usually stop after 9 p.m. And where they do not soak you unless you nod your assent.

A golf club does seem a bit harsh. A dose of water board torture seems a mich better idea against idiots like those mentioned :ph34r:

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If you've seen one bucket of water you've seen them all,no thanks.It's time to hibernate for a few days.

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Ever notice that the worst offenders are those that have been marginalized in life? Ugly, or morbidly obese, or failures in love, business , school; just a big sorry collection of losers. Check it out this year. The people trying to hurt someone or are obnoxious about it, are going to have faces and lives that scream out, I am a failure. Songkran gives them a chance to take out their unhappiness and target those that appear to be better looking, more successful and more likeable.

Don't believe me? Just watch.

I'm not going to be here for Songkran. I'm just too beautiful and successful to stay.laugh.gif

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To be honest I would not worry because there is nobody here. the place is dead .

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Ever notice that the worst offenders are those that have been marginalized in life? Ugly, or morbidly obese, or failures in love, business , school; just a big sorry collection of losers. Check it out this year.

I have been here for 20 years and IMHO this is complete bullsh*t. I have seen far more "normal" looking a-holes purposely bother other people than weirdos.

I have always suspected that most of the the real oddballs either flee the country or hide in their rooms and whinge and moan on Thai Visa.

Edited by Ulysses G.

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Ever notice that the worst offenders are those that have been marginalized in life? Ugly, or morbidly obese, or failures in love, business , school; just a big sorry collection of losers. Check it out this year.

I have been here for 20 years and IMHO this is complete bullsh*t. I have seen far more "normal" looking a-holes purposely bother other people than weirdos.

I have always suspected that most of the the real oddballs either flee the country or hide in their rooms and whinge and moan on Thai Visa.

Takes one to know one :D (look at post count) Just joking i dont see you whinge

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Will be in a nice resort on holiday outside of Thailand ........bliss

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i just wish the tourists would have the good sense to, for example , let the kids that work in the Family Marts or the obvious "one motorbike and a kid" families get past unscathed.

Generally speaking its the tourists that get totally over excited and lose perspective.

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Ever notice that the worst offenders are those that have been marginalized in life? Ugly, or morbidly obese, or failures in love, business , school; just a big sorry collection of losers. Check it out this year.

I have been here for 20 years and IMHO this is complete bullsh*t. I have seen far more "normal" looking a-holes purposely bother other people than weirdos.

I have always suspected that most of the the real oddballs either flee the country or hide in their rooms and whinge and moan on Thai Visa.

Have fun and then come back and report how exciting it is to have water thrown at you.From just another oddball.:rolleyes:

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