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Miserable,unsmiling,and Forlorn Lookings Farangs.....

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I have nodded to a few over the years, but I admit it's dangerous...........One may eventually become a friend? rolleyes.gif

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Why, on Earth, do you think that they wish to acknowledge you ... let alone interact with you?

Relevant just before the 1 minute mark.

If that same person (you mention in your OP) was back in your home country and you met them in a TESCO/WalMart etc ... would even engage in eye-contact ... we both know the answer is no!

So why, once you have made the great swim across the pond, do you think that the other person shares anything in common with you?

It's actually a racial comment in your OP because you are making a decision based on skin colour.

You OP says more about yourself then others.

Just relax. If you wish to make friends from your Culture ... great ... but picking them up in TESCO maybe not the smartest strategy.

Yep ... I know where my coat is.

In addition, there's every reason to look miserable in Tesco. Foreigners have the unreasonable expectation that the shelves will be properly stocked.

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Posts like this make me chuckle.

I can just imagine everyone going shopping in the UK, USA , Canada, or where ever saying "Hello" to everyone. You'd be in the supermarket forever.

Just a side note. Do Thais say "hello" to every Thai that they see in BigC too?

Me too Stevo biggrin.png

People who walk around with a permanent smile on their faces and wanting to talk to everybody are normally the ones to avoid IMO ......they're either on drugs,p*ssed up or simple laugh.png

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Don't forget, to many farangs being bound to a Thai wife can be a heavy burden. Some feel kind of tricked into it, but that's what they did to themselves ofcourse. laugh.png

Do you want some of this ? I didn't think so, hahaha.

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I understand the op. Around See Chompu there's hardly any of us westerners so we always say hello to each other. Especially the older guys who live up there always like to stop me and have a chat. I think after a while it must be nice to have a proper conversation in decent English maybe?

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Or they might be just happy ( in addition to BOLOA"s options.

Sounds a bit like a pint glass half empty/ full scenario?

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Almost 20 years back I was at a hotel pool in Pattaya and had -- as a Yank -- spent some time with a Swedish guy. One morning I accompanied him to a table where there were some retired Brits. The Swedish gent and I sat down and we all chatted for a while.

The next morning I was out by the pool without the Swedish gent and I causally started to say hello and sit down by the British gents from the day before when one of them said "We didn't ask for you to sit here. We don't want you to sit here. We don't want your company." At which I excused myself and said that it won't happen again ... and that was a lesson learned.

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If that same person (you mention in your OP) was back in your home country and you met them in a TESCO/WalMart etc ... would even engage in eye-contact ... we both know the answer is no!

Where I come from (in Lancashire) the answer is yes. In my culture it's very much as Santi Suk describes.

I can only assume Davis48 is a Londoner (or from some other urban centre).

I found Stevo's suggestion that Thais don't do this even funnier. It can take half a bleeding day to get the shopping done when I go with the wife as she never stops yakking with any bugger she can...

I can understand where many of you are coming from. When we lived in Chanthaburi, I once made the mistake of talking to a bloke in Robbies and he turned out to be a scouser.

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Almost 20 years back I was at a hotel pool in Pattaya and had -- as a Yank --  spent some time with a Swedish guy. One morning I accompanied him to a table where there were some retired Brits. The Swedish gent and I sat down and we all chatted for a while.

 

The next morning I was out by the pool without the Swedish gent and I causally started to say hello and sit down by the British gents from the day before when one of them said "We didn't ask for you to sit here. We don't want you to sit here. We don't want your company." At which I excused myself and said that it won't happen again ... and that was a lesson learned.

The reply should have been: bugger off... I am a hotel guest and I will sit where I like.

Just to annoy them.

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Do you say hello to every stranger you pass in your supermarket back home??

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Don't forget, to many farangs being bound to a Thai wife can be a heavy burden. Some feel kind of tricked into it, but that's what they did to themselves ofcourse. laugh.png

Do you want some of this ? I didn't think so, hahaha.

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The "Burden" - Factor can become a serious matter (but only after the "Investment" and "commitment" phase is already done.)

A couple of Farangs may be sitting somewhere in the sticks, dwelling over things like: "With this kind of money, that I sunk here, I could have rented a nice flat for 237 years in Pattaya, bare of any ""burden".

Meeting Farangs in the sticks: No wonder that some appear a bit "grumpy" at times.

And not to forget: Interpol and Thai-Police are well connected in the meantime. This especially in "Tourist-Hubs". But hardly so in "the sticks".

Purely hypothetical: Farangs in the sticks, upon seeing a fellow Farang and avoiding contact (even eye-contact), could there be a reason for that?

Cheers.

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Almost 20 years back I was at a hotel pool in Pattaya and had -- as a Yank -- spent some time with a Swedish guy. One morning I accompanied him to a table where there were some retired Brits. The Swedish gent and I sat down and we all chatted for a while.

The next morning I was out by the pool without the Swedish gent and I causally started to say hello and sit down by the British gents from the day before when one of them said "We didn't ask for you to sit here. We don't want you to sit here. We don't want your company." At which I excused myself and said that it won't happen again ... and that was a lesson learned.

I have always found it prudent to ask people if they mind me joining them rather than forcing my company upon them.. there's a lesson for you..

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Almost 20 years back I was at a hotel pool in Pattaya and had -- as a Yank -- spent some time with a Swedish guy. One morning I accompanied him to a table where there were some retired Brits. The Swedish gent and I sat down and we all chatted for a while.

The next morning I was out by the pool without the Swedish gent and I causally started to say hello and sit down by the British gents from the day before when one of them said "We didn't ask for you to sit here. We don't want you to sit here. We don't want your company." At which I excused myself and said that it won't happen again ... and that was a lesson learned.

I have always found it prudent to ask people if they mind me joining them rather than forcing my company upon them.. there's a lesson for you..

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might consider a harmless

Like I said, I had spent time with them the day before so I was maybe too casual about it. I learned that what what you might look upon as a harmless encounter might not be looked upon as such by others. Also, it was one of the few times I had encountered in my travels anyone from the UK and that This is Not America.

I'm pretty sure had I asked these particular gentlemen if they minded my joining them, the answer would have been much the same.

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