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

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JL im sorry you had an experience like that with Brits.

However if you bump into one of us manxies, you will recieve a warm welcome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX8Dg4nW7lU laugh.png

Is that the same guy that does the "Industrial Revelations" series? Or have I been in Asia long enough that they all look the same to me?

I loved that guy, but then in a later season, they replaced him.

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Are you the one who's wearing a Osama Bin Laden mask?

Just kidding, same in Sisaket, Ubon Ratchathani, Surin, etc.....-bah.gif

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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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I don't feel slighted in the least. I just think the Guy has problems and move on. I guess if I saw they at least had a genial smile instead of a my dog just died frown I wouldn't even have posted.

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Perhaps it's just me,but I don't find people miserable and forlorn,just say something simple to break the ice,very often they are only too happy to talk to you,but just didn't want to be rejected by making the first move. Or sometimes they don't want to talk at that particular time,their body language should reveal whether to speak or not,and avoiding eye contact should also be a clue.

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Or they might just be miserable [email protected] whatever store or continent they are in.

There is also an increasing number of expats in LOS from non English speaking countries. That too might be a relevant factor

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Or they might just be miserable [email protected] whatever store or continent they are in.

There is also an increasing number of expats in LOS from non English speaking countries. That too might be a relevant factor

Guaranteed. Nice people but no English skills at all. I deal with them on a daily bases.

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I remember reading a few of these "Isaan expats are unfriendly in Tesco" post in the past, so decided to pay attention .. hard at my age.;)

Sort of keeping track, I have come to the conclusion that it may be the fault of the complainer. When crossing paths with other westerners in Tesco, Do Home, etc, I make brief eye contact and give a pleasant nod .. usually returned in kind.

If someone doesn't make eye contact, I assume their feet or back may be hurting. I know how that feels. I have back problems. They probably just want to get the damn shopping done and get home!

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Thailand is a very distrusting society.

(As evidenced by the lack of socializing

amongst themselves at almost any mode

of transportation.) Therefore, after living

for an amount of time here, I have "adopted"

a sense of suspicion, aloofness and anti-social

manners. I understand about the American

small-town banter, but here we become a

little bit like the paranoid Thai society.

I will still give eye-contact and a smile as

acknowledgement, but I've run into enough

(farang) scoundrels that I would be wary of

anything other than the most transient "Hello."

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Tesco seems to get a few mentions on this type of subject. I use Tesco's and other places of course, but to be honest I'm usually in there with a list and zooming (yes zooming) around getting my stuff and get out. I see other farangs, sometimes we make eye contact, more often than not we don't. I'm not sure if I look grumpy, maybe I do or maybe I don't, I'm not really bothered and I'm not really bothered how others look either to be honest, they are doing their thing and I'm doing mine and as far as I know there is no set way to appear whilst you're doing it.

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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.

Your wife is twelve?Those Isaan girls sure do grow up fast!w00t.gif

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Hi Dave. Mate I think you have this wrong. Neither the OP or the people referred to are in their home country and in Issan there is as many miles between farangs as there are in the Top End where Dundee came from. Live here all year and see if your attitude changes. Hogan's character is outgoing and typifies people who are not surrounded by their peers everyday. Visitors always welcome here.

So then

When can I move in with you?

I like a land as you describe Issan.

How many miles would that be?

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Or they might just be miserable [email protected] whatever store or continent they are in.

There is also an increasing number of expats in LOS from non English speaking countries. That too might be a relevant factor

Guaranteed. Nice people but no English skills at all. I deal with them on a daily bases.

You mean fellow Americans ? cheesy.gifcheesy.gif

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^^ that's a really nice thing that you have done ... clap2.gif

With that attitude, I reckon once someone has had the opportunity to spend time with you ... you'll be overrun with friends and acquaintances.

Nice positive story.

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