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Not so sure your idea of solving the problem would improve the hospital staff's general image of Westerners.

Maybe, maybe not :D

Meadish, this is why the English get a bad reputation for fighting in Thailand. It's generally from the tourists trying to act the big man in front of the Thai ladies. A German is the obvious target for the typical British thug. :D

Nothing to do with nationality - bout putting someone in their place mate. Act like a <deleted> perhaps you should be treated like one??? :o

Now if you don't have the stomach for making a situation right I think that says more about you then me. :D Don't be daft if you think I wouldn't embarrass the lad and let him decide if a scrap was in order. :D

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Not so sure your idea of solving the problem would improve the hospital staff's general image of Westerners.

Maybe, maybe not :D

Meadish, this is why the English get a bad reputation for fighting in Thailand. It's generally from the tourists trying to act the big man in front of the Thai ladies. A German is the obvious target for the typical British thug. :D

Nothing to do with nationality - bout putting someone in their place mate. Act like a <deleted> perhaps you should be treated like one??? :o

Now if you don't have the stomach for making a situation right I think that says more about you then me. :D Don't be daft if you think I wouldn't embarrass the lad and let him decide if a scrap was in order. :D

There's stepping into a situation and sorting it out and there's going over and giving someone a good beating. If you think that in this situation the solution is:

Good smacking is prob what would be needed. I think anything less, prob the ignorant c*nt wouldnt get through his thick skull on what proper behaviour is

Then your not the kind of tourists Thailand needs. You are hardly aware of the situation with regards to what the guys problem is, and straight away suggest violence as probably needed. And in a hospital of all places! :D

It's no wonder many Thais view English people as drunken violent tourists, louts, thugs, hooligans etc.

Meadish is absolutely right, you will worsen the image of westerners.

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I say no. I doubt many of us would step in this issue at home with some white guy yelling at another white. Let these people be singled out from you and just let the Thai people know that you are not one of them by behaving with the up most respect. :o

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Not so sure your idea of solving the problem would improve the hospital staff's general image of Westerners.

Maybe, maybe not :D

Meadish, this is why the English get a bad reputation for fighting in Thailand. It's generally from the tourists trying to act the big man in front of the Thai ladies. A German is the obvious target for the typical British thug. :o

Personally, I would have interviened if I had seen any man hit a woman. I was raised seeing my mother beat, until I turned 12 and took a baseball bat after my step-father. I don't care what nationality, race they are or how big they are. I just can't see abuse and do nothing. I might be a little careful in how I set up the confrontation, witnesses and all, but I'd deal with it. That is the one type of anger that I can't harness for too long. I find a way to share with the deserving person. I haven't been arrested yet, although I have gotten my a$$ beat a time or two, but that score evened out eventually, if the guy really deserved it.

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Not so sure your idea of solving the problem would improve the hospital staff's general image of Westerners.

Maybe, maybe not :D

Meadish, this is why the English get a bad reputation for fighting in Thailand. It's generally from the tourists trying to act the big man in front of the Thai ladies. A German is the obvious target for the typical British thug. :D

Personally, I would have interviened if I had seen any man hit a woman. I was raised seeing my mother beat, until I turned 12 and took a baseball bat after my step-father. I don't care what nationality, race they are or how big they are. I just can't see abuse and do nothing. I might be a little careful in how I set up the confrontation, witnesses and all, but I'd deal with it. That is the one type of anger that I can't harness for too long. I find a way to share with the deserving person. I haven't been arrested yet, although I have gotten my a$$ beat a time or two, but that score evened out eventually, if the guy really deserved it.

Well thats all very nice to know, thanks very much, but if we could just get back on topic about the German man who didn't hit a woman at a hospital but did during a conversation/argument between them called her 'stupid' and told her to 'shut up'. I'm not sure we'll need your expertise on carefully setting up confrontations ( :D ) and baseball bat martial arts on this one. :o

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It's no wonder many Thais view English people as drunken violent tourists, louts, thugs, hooligans etc.

Meadish is absolutely right, you will worsen the image of westerners.

Som Nam Na!!! :o

BTW I've intervened on prior occassions, no smacking as of yet, but plenty of thanks from Thai(s) being verbally abused. :D

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I reckon the best way to handle the situation the OP describes would be to go and offer assistance..

Eg.. say to the rude person " are you having some trouble, maybe I can help ?" .. try to diffuse the situation that way.

totster :o

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I reckon the best way to handle the situation the OP describes would be to go and offer assistance..

Eg.. say to the rude person " are you having some trouble, maybe I can help ?" .. try to diffuse the situation that way.

totster :o

Would you do that in Britian with a disagreement between two Brits? Just curious.

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It's no wonder many Thais view English people as drunken violent tourists, louts, thugs, hooligans etc.

Meadish is absolutely right, you will worsen the image of westerners.

Som Nam Na!!! :o

Well I expect it's easy for you Brit, you fly over for a holiday, beat people up to teach then some manners, your friends punch out taxi windows, and then you to toddle back off to the west leaving us farangs that live in the country with a shitty reputation.

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I reckon the best way to handle the situation the OP describes would be to go and offer assistance..

Eg.. say to the rude person " are you having some trouble, maybe I can help ?" .. try to diffuse the situation that way.

totster :o

Would you do that in Britian with a disagreement between two Brits? Just curious.

It would all depend on the situation bop... remember, I was talking about the OP's particular situation.

totster :D

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I reckon the best way to handle the situation the OP describes would be to go and offer assistance..

Eg.. say to the rude person " are you having some trouble, maybe I can help ?" .. try to diffuse the situation that way.

totster :o

Would you do that in Britian with a disagreement between two Brits? Just curious.

It would all depend on the situation bop... remember, I was talking about the OP's particular situation.

totster :D

Right, and I am wondering that the only reason he wanted to do something in the first place was that the event was taking place in Thailand. So, maybe the OP and some otheres here might not have a problem with a white guy yell and another white. Like they feel the need to protect Thais, like Thais need protection.

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Well I expect it's easy for you Brit, you fly over for a holiday, beat people up to teach then some manners, your friends punch out taxi windows, and then you to toddle back off to the west leaving us farangs that live in the country with a shitty reputation.

Uh I've yet to smack anyone in thailand mate- so lets be truthful. I know its hard for you to be that way, but please get your facts straight, I don't appreciate being misquoted. :D

As for the baht bus window - my mate tapped and it shattered. :D It was silly situation and I think I stated as much. BTW that has no relevance to this topic - stop grasping at thin air. I think you should take a look at yourself before you point your finger at me. Just face it you have the backbone of a jelly fish. :D

As for my reputation in Thailand - good as gold ask anyone!!! :D

BKK - no worries I still think you alright, and I'll have a few pints with you any day and I promise I won't smack you. :o

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I reckon the best way to handle the situation the OP describes would be to go and offer assistance..

Eg.. say to the rude person " are you having some trouble, maybe I can help ?" .. try to diffuse the situation that way.

totster :D

Would you do that in Britian with a disagreement between two Brits? Just curious.

There is a difference I suppose as you would imagine two brits to be communicating fluently and understanding each other perfectly.

If you see a Thai and a tourist argue then maybe you can help diffuse the situation by helping to translate if they are having communication difficulties. Maybe its one of those 'typical Thai problems', the ones that may have got you hot under the collar when you first encountered them but have learned how to deal with easily now and you can pass that experience onto the tourist and calm it down that way. If you see a situation that escalates out of hand then first you need to understand exactly what's going on, before deciding how to deal with it.

Attacking someone because they said 'shut up' to a woman and called her 'stupid' when you know nothing more of the situation is crazy behavior, and quite rightly illegal.

Deciding the German is in the wrong because you wish to protect the Thai woman white knight style is foolish. Deciding the German is wrong because you have only heard him speak, and are assuming that the Thai woman is not at fault in anyway is stupid.

You should remember this is a hospital, it can be a very stressful situation for some people and who knows why he was there? Family member sick? Just heard he had 6 months to live? Perhaps he's just been overcharged by 20 k on a hospital bill and he's getting scammed before your eyes?

Of course by now Brit would have gone in like a bull in a china shop and either smacked someone or got smacked himself and it'd just be more english and german tourists fighting in Thailand. :o

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Of course by now Brit would have gone in like a bull in a china shop and either smacked someone or got smacked himself and it'd just be more english and german tourists fighting in Thailand. :D

BKK - you know and I know quite well calling a thai person stupid and shutup isnt going to help the situation infact it will only make them less inclined to sort the situation out. No need to be rude and abusive - this is what I am calling attention to, and yes I would intervene because this poor behaviour does reflect on us and its rather cringe worthy. Infact this sort of behaviour isn't acceptable anywhere in the world and its our duty to call people out when they behave poorly. :o

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Don't want to stop this good, ah, discussion :o But I think the OP said the German fellow was calling the Thai Lady "stupid" and to "shut up".

Personally I think the only time that is appropriate language is when my ex-wife is concerned.

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