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laolover88

The Mai Ben Rai Up to You problem

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Not about language. Not funny gossip either.

As you know there are a number of ways both these things can be said

Interesting fracas in the household this morning.

I am snoozing. Said last night: If you are hungry we'll go out and buy some breakfast in the morning

About 07.30 I hear the gate opened and the motorbike gone

Children 13 and 15

No driving licence. no insurance, no helmet.

I am a bit "upset"

Wife: Children free to do what they want. All Thai people free to do what they want.

Me: Not free to kill themselves if it can be avoided

Wife: They free. Up to them

Me: What if they kill someone else?

Wife: Never mind. Accident happen. Need to learn. Up to Them

And my wife is a Chula graduate!!

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graduate in what i ask ??obviously not common sense

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Buddhist fatalism. Has nothing to do with degrees or education. Weren't you one of those guys fleeing the nanny state back home?

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If you lived in a small village, you would be upset every day... The only thing worse than the 9 and 10 yr olds driving is the drunk teenagers... as well as drunk adults who should know better...

This one is not up to you, [or me either] sorry. All I can do is scrape them up and visit them in the hospital.

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Mai Bpen Rai takes care of everything including the avoidable and tragedy.

The idea is to stack the odds in your favor by doing the right thing.

Unfortunately doing the right thing sometimes doesn't work.

Mai Bpen Rai.

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Buddhist fatalism. Has nothing to do with degrees or education. Weren't you one of those guys fleeing the nanny state back home?

I dont think it's anything to do with religion.

My wife is buddhist but will only use the bike to go to the local market 1 or 2 kms away. Everyone has to wear a helmet and only adults are allowed to ride.

Our eldest is 14 and the only 2 wheels he's allowed to ride is his mountain bike.

In any balanced relationship, issues like this are discussed and rules agreed.

The OPs issue is nothing to do with "mai pen rai" but more to do with the fact his wife and her children don't respect him.

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If you own the m/c, up to you who uses it.

If your children, up to you as dad.

If not, not your business.

Her kids, her m/c her business.

If you don't like it, just leave.

How easy is that?

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If you own the m/c, up to you who uses it.

If your children, up to you as dad.

If not, not your business.

Her kids, her m/c her business.

If you don't like it, just leave.

How easy is that?

Exactly!

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I had to google "Chula graduate"

Mai Bpen Rai.

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And this is how, every year we are the second most dangerous roads country in the world.

Children DONT need to learn by having an accident. That is why parents are here for, to explain. It's called education.

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I really like the idea of "Mai Bpen Rai", it does make a great conversation stopper.

A bit like "Who gives a fark"

"I just won lotto" Mai Bpen Rai.

"Jesus died for your sins" Mai Bpen Rai.

"The world is ending" Mai Bpen Rai.

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Yesterday i hurt my hand while doing some woodwork,lots of blood and hurt like hell!I just stayed away from Ann until the bleeding stopped and put on a band aid from my

secret stash in the workshop.

When she saw it she was upset as usual and told me to wear gloves and be very careful next time.She gave me the hospital and go see the doctor talk but i told her i cleaned the wound very well and i do not need to take any antibiotics.

Today the wound looks clean and no sign of infection at all,Ann told me again to wear gloves from now on(she really cares about me) and not to do any work today

Then i told her maybe next time she goes to the market she should wear a helmet,her answer wait for it!!!!! WHY?

MY answer,mai pben rai.I rest my case.

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