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Thais are rude to me

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Earlier I asked in a post whether long term expats living here find an unfriendliness towards foreigners, and I mentioned that I had experiences of rudeness in Thailand.

The people who responded mostly disagreed this is an issue.

However, yesterday I came from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok after 4 months in Cambodia, during my stay in Cambodia I cannot recall a single instance of rudeness. As soon as I arrived in Thailand I experienced three blatant instances of people being rude for no reason whatsoever.

To list these:

First the lady at the Aranyaprathet bus station selling tickets. She speaks about three words of English and when I tried to enquire about basic information she acts in a rude manner. After giving me my ticket, she says something to me in thai, I though she was speaking English and didn't understand so I ask "excuse me" and she barks at me rudely the same thing in thai again. I had no idea what she was saying so the guy next to me translated. An example of shameful service.

Second, I love kids and get along well with them. However one little kid on the bus, begin staring at me in a really rude manner for no reason. The thai kids on the bus were misbehaving the entire trip and this kid was downright rude, and I know the difference between a rude stare and a curious stare. The mother did nothing to stop the kid.

Third, arriving in Bangkok I get in the taxi and say "Hello, Saphan Kwai please", the driver doesn't say a word, but starts grumbling, he says absolutely nothing, so I ask "Saphan Kwai BTS, okay?", again completely rude, insulting lack of any response. He did not even say yes, or okay. When we arrived he only managed to mutter a forced "thank you" when I gave him a 20 baht tip.

Today more rudeness from people in Bangkok, so I've been in the country less than 24 hours and experience more rudeness than in Cambodia over two years. I still love Thailand, because you still have three nice and polite people for every rude one, but the Land of Smiles moniker is not going to hold up for long if Thais continue behaving this way.

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Sadly your story rings a bell until you get a thai gf or bf,then attitudes tend to reverse,but is it not the same in your own country i from uk and find that a lot of the so called aliens are treated similar.

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OP I have to ask why you are even posting this? You even say that you have already posted a topic in a similar vein and comments mainly disagreed with you. Seems like you are trying to validate your feelings.

Sorry but the examples you give can happen anywhere (although apparently not Cambodia laugh.png ) I personally think you need to chill and I hope that you get the message from the above replies that most of us really don't care coffee1.gif

tonytigerbkk above puts it far more eloquently thumbsup.gif

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helpful as I am I'll give you a good advice....move to Cambodia....

CC is correct and may I suggest that you get out of Dodge very quickly lest someone sneezes in your general direction or has silent but racist thoughts about you.

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A lady at the bus station barks at you,a kid stares at you and a taxi driver grumbles.presumably, they had not forgotten the red carpet when you returned to your place of residence,as you would have no doubt listed that too, you must be a very sensitive fellow is all i can say.

may be the OP should charter himself a helicopter and he can travel about at his leisure and not have to interact with those pesky natives who keep staring at him in a rude manner

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I always used to hold the door open for people, still do when I forget not too. I cant remember one Thai ever saying thank you or someone holding the door open for me.

Thais can never say thank you for anything regarding a farang........ Its in built from School age in my opinion !

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Maybe learning to speak a bit of rudimentary Thai would solve the problem?

how would that stop children starring at him in a rude manner...? laugh.png

Maybe the OP is just a funny looking f er biggrin.png

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