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The original post looked like a paid effort to start a controversial subject like many posts on TV are. TV makes money from advertisements which proliferate in posts. Therefore it is economically rational for TV to pay employees to post.

A number of posts unrelated to news items are often just a revenue harvesting effort by TV.

Are you employed by TV?

Really ... Really ... Not that I know. TV has plenty of genuine traffic and does not need to 'manufacture' more.

Do you receive any benefit from TV for your services?

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One of the main reasons I left Australia was because of the people (the country is far more beautiful than Thailand). I was telling one of my customers in Australia how westerners love to complain and make their lives miserable. This is not my moan but an obvious observation. She summed it up quite well when she said "If you complain here all you will get is someone trying to compete with you".

It is true - just like the Monty Python sketch where the old pommy moaners try to beat each other into submission with escalating stories of how negative their lives have been. That sketch is based on reality.

That is not to say I do not love Australians - they have many wonderful qualities - but they do like to moan.

You know what really gets me? When the farang here (a good example being one of my Australian mates here who is a nice guy) COMPLAIN THAT THE THAIS DO NOT COMPLAIN AND THAT IS WHY THIS COUNTRY IS IN SUCH A BAD WAY. Why should he complain if the Thais not complaining gives him so much more to complain about - so that he can complain about them not complaining and all the effects that there not complaining have on the country that he can complain about? haha A great example of how complaining is addictive, almost always leads to absolutely nothing except depression and is to be avoided as much as possible.

Get away from Farangs - you will find a people who are so much more lovable, happy and who can teach a farang more than he is usually willing to learn.

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Damn, I wasn't able to spend all my money this month!

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I have not been employed by anyone for a very long time. Even my blog is a non-commercial enterprise and a labor of love. You seem to have a very active imagination.laugh.png

He was refering to the origininal poster. Was that you under an alias? smile.png

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dam_n, I wasn't able to spend all my money this month!

The spots on my dog are not identical and symmetrical.

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I love people who start a topic berating moaners and then moans about them as do most of the replies.

What can be better than a whiney post about whiners?

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IMO I think it sometimes depends on who I talk to. I've lived in Chiang Mai now for 2 years and I've met a variety of expats living here. It seems that if I'm talking to an expat who's really settled down here, then I hear less bitchin' and moanin'. By that, I mean guys who have married a Thai woman, bought a house, and maybe have a job and kids here. Sure, they still complain about some things but all in all, they seem content and positive about being here. On the other hand, when I talk to many single expats in bars or restaurants here I think I hear more moaning and groaning about what's wrong in Thailand and how they should fix this and fix that...and it's not this way back home and blah, blah, blah It's one reason I don't frequent some bars/restaurants in Chiang Mai much anymore where they seem to "reside". I'm also single and I admit can also be guilty of too much complaining too at times but I try to catch myself and tell myself I chose to be here so I can either like it and enjoy it the best I can or I can just make myself miserable being here.

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I never understand, why unhappy expats continue to stay in LoS, when everything is so bad compared to home and/or other places. facepalm.gif
Go home or go to one of the other “better” places. thumbsup.gif

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I never understand, why unhappy expats continue to stay in LoS, when everything is so bad compared to home and/or other places. facepalm.gif

Go home or go to one of the other “better” places. thumbsup.gif

I agree, but my guess is that they would just start up bitchin' and moanin' about that place after they got there because "that's what they do"! But at least I (and you) wouldn't have to listen to them.

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I have not been employed by anyone for a very long time. Even my blog is a non-commercial enterprise and a labor of love. You seem to have a very active imagination.laugh.png

He was refering to the origininal poster. Was that you under an alias? smile.png

If he was talking to the OP, harry, then why in the world was he quoting me?

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according to the local expats in the OP it sounds bad in Chang Rai

i am better off in Pattaya

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Lol. Cihuahua, I like your comment. . You are accumulating money and must complain of course.

Some of my Thai friends do not complain. They tell me to enjoy enjoy and to forget it when I start complaining

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I have not been employed by anyone for a very long time. Even my blog is a non-commercial enterprise and a labor of love. You seem to have a very active imagination.laugh.png

He was refering to the origininal poster. Was that you under an alias? smile.png

If he was talking to the OP, harry, then why in the world was he quoting me?

The original post looked like a paid effort to start a controversial subject like many posts on TV are. TV makes money from advertisements which proliferate in posts. Therefore it is economically rational for TV to pay employees to post.

A number of posts unrelated to news items are often just a revenue harvesting effort by TV.

This is the words of the post. I and I am sure others took him as refering to the OP.

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The worst whinge I ever heard was from an American - apparently the humidity here takes 20 yards of his golf drive. Thought he was saying it in jest, but he got visibly angry when I choked on my beer with laughter.

The dude was serious, but as I listened more it was apparently just the tip of his "complaint iceberg".

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I enjoy having a listen to the moaners now and then. Not too often as it gets a bit depressing but always gives me a chuckle when I venture away from the village. One group I avoid like the plague though are the hard core drug addicts. I usually manage to spot them early enough and vacate quickly.

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