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

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"It's nice to be nice" as my grandmother used to say.

You need to be careful of the crazy ones which there seems to be a lot of, she never said the last part as I'm sure crazy wan't as mainstream back then.

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Turning the question round the other way ... to the OP (StevenHeidbriderSr)

  • What is your great desire to connect with someone what, most likely you would not connect with back in your country of birth?
  • Why do you feel just a little bit slighted when they don't return your eye contact?
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Maybe he is just an open person, nothing wrong with that. Prefer this kind of people over the please-look-at-my-big-car with too much selfesteem types who think they are always better then others and they OWN Thailand just cuz they have money they're just antisocial arrogant sukcers nobody needs.

Why do you assume that someone with an expensive car is saying 'look-at-me' and has superiority issues? Im guessing you are a Brit :-) Edited by SantiSuk
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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.

Maybe it may have been more tactful.. anyway as a Brit I always enjoy meeting people, especially when there is a beer or two involved smile.png

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I leave for USA next week for 3 weeks -- first time on a plane in 2 years -- and will be back end of June. If you're near KK, as I remember, send a PM and I'll spot you the beers while(st) I drink a Singha Soda with lime.

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I leave for USA next week for 3 weeks -- first time on a plane in 2 years -- and will be back end of June. If you're near KK, as I remember, send a PM and I'll spot you the beers while(st) I drink a Singha Soda with lime.

Great ! I'm in Kalasin but never mind a trip to KK

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I leave for USA next week for 3 weeks -- first time on a plane in 2 years -- and will be back end of June. If you're near KK, as I remember, send a PM and I'll spot you the beers while(st) I drink a Singha Soda with lime.

Great ! I'm in Kalasin but never mind a trip to KK

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OK -- Maybe LEE-YO the hometown favorite?

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Doubt you are alone in finding this sort of reaction. I'll bet the Canadian is more at peace with his life here than some poor souls that seem to spend most of their time holding the closet door shut for fear the skeletons will escape. I am 17 years older than my wife of twelve years, and no, we didn't meet on the ballroom floor of a five star hotel.

... so you are 29 and she is 12..... no reason to smile, rather strange

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Can we give it a rest?

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Enjoy your trip to the States! I leave on Friday for Boston.

I haven't visited home in two years and I'm really looking forward to it. I have a full list of things I want to buy and bring back with me.

I was surprised and disappointed to learn that the checked luggage allowance is lower traveling from Asia to the States than if the flight had originated in the states.

I've also got a big list of things I want to eat. Maine lobsters and steamed clam will be a definite.

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.

Maybe it may have been more tactful.. anyway as a Brit I always enjoy meeting people, especially when there is a beer or two involved Posted Image

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I leave for USA next week for 3 weeks -- first time on a plane in 2 years -- and will be back end of June. If you're near KK, as I remember, send a PM and I'll spot you the beers while(st) I drink a Singha Soda with lime.

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Its 2 each 50 lbs bags international. But only 1 20 k bag domestic, unless you opt for business class.

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Doubt you are alone in finding this sort of reaction. I'll bet the Canadian is more at peace with his life here than some poor souls that seem to spend most of their time holding the closet door shut for fear the skeletons will escape. I am 17 years older than my wife of twelve years, and no, we didn't meet on the ballroom floor of a five star hotel.

... so you are 29 and she is 12..... no reason to smile, rather strange

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I usually eat a lot of rib-eye steak and Mexican food during my 3 week trips but a lobster would be nice too if I can get one in Vermont.

One of the great places I lived in to buy lobster was Denver, CO, because, when there was an over-supply, rather than have the prices drop in the traditional eastern Seaboard markets, they would ship them out to Denver and keep the market price steady on the East Coast... then they would practically be giving them away in the Rockies.

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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?

When Thais are overseas they fall over one another trying to make contact, eat Thai food and talk in Thai. Not all but many. They have this circle of Thai friends, regardless of background back in Thailand.

The main difference with Thais overseas and farangs in living in Thailand, is that most Thais are happy living overseas but with a lot of farangs here in Thailand they are not generally that happy. They are here because it is cheap. It is increasingly difficult to live on a pension back in their home countries.

Totally agree. The expat Thais here in Southern California seem to develop an instant bond after meeting. And all the class prejudices from Thailand disappear also. Everyone hangs with everyone. Wife is off socializing at the wat right now.

As for western expats in Thailand, have always been stymied by the level of unsocial behaviors. I presume there are a variety of reasons, but I would guess many are just generally unhappy with their day-to-day life. Things can get very boring and miserable if one let's them.

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I'm divorced from my wife of 25 years in the UK,we split the lot and here I am spunking it all on ths young Thai bird and her ever increasing extended family

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It's the worst thing I ever did but I have nothing to go back to now.

We have this lovely home that I don't own so I may as well see my days out here.

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