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    I'm messy- but I still can be trained to put sumfin back in the same bluddy place it came from. Especially if i borrowed it from someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I'm messy- but I still can be trained to put sumfin back in the same bluddy place it came from. Especially if i borrowed it from someone else.
    Speak softly and offer extra chillies as a reward

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    Buy your buddies a 92 piece socket set for Christmas. In six months you'll know if they are trying to get under your skin or just lazy bastards.

    If it's a she get her a dish set or silverware or tupper/ corning wear ect. Expect the same result.

    When I was a practicing Journeyman I hated it if someone would grab a tool out of my box. Drove me knuts if they didn't put it back in the right spot.

    Glad I'm more laid back now. If cooking something isnt in its own place I can deduce it's in the dishwasher.

    I keep a spare refrigerator in the detached garage. Easy to keep stock of whats important. The tool boxes are to the right of the fridge. Life is simpler if your organized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baconandeggs
    Some farm girl with a year 8 education isnt going to be organised like a worldly educated person.
    What absolute Tosh.

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    Scissors, ladders, tools, pots, silverware all missing. I think their thinking is that if nobody asks for it back within a week it belongs to them. Ha mai jer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjun12 View Post
    I live with two Thai people who almost never put an item back where they took it from. I have repeatedly asked that they do this but they do not acquiesce to my requests. Is this a common trait of Thais?
    just look at their urban development ? does it look organized ? NO

    look at their political system, it's a complete mess

    look at their judicial system, it's a joke

    look at their code of conduct on the road, do they look organized ? of course not,

    it's simply not in their gene, and it's cultural

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    ^^ My wife has a degree though. Still the same.
    I work at a Russell Group uni in the UK and often go into the houses of post-grads and assorted highly educated people who are messy as fuck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by khmen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    ^^ My wife has a degree though. Still the same.
    I work at a Russell Group uni in the UK and often go into the houses of post-grads and assorted highly educated people who are messy as fuck!

    People of a certain age often are.

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    Disorganized ? Thais seem to have a great need to develop mindfulness. My wife's constant forgetfulness seems to boil down a lack of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    Organised chaos with method in their madness, ah, the plot thickens..
    Yup.


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    God, I'd almost forgotten about that. However do their linemen deal with that shit ? And how many get electrocuted ?

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    ^No troubles just string another line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    God, I'd almost forgotten about that. However do their linemen deal with that shit ? And how many get electrocuted ?
    Ever witnessed an [Thai] electrician/lineman do their thing?

    No problems or accidents - they understand the systems [no grounding/always live]. It's what they do.....and life goes on.

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    Have fiber optic cables passed Thailand by?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    Have fiber optic cables passed Thailand by?
    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by baconandeggs
    Some farm girl with a year 8 education isnt going to be organised like a worldly educated person.
    What absolute Tosh.
    Consider the source, Noons..

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjun12
    I live with two Thai people who almost never put an item back where they took it from. I have repeatedly asked that they do this but they do not acquiesce to my requests. Is this a common trait of Thais?
    I think so. My wife's brothers and sisters constantly borrow things and forget to return them. They leave things where they use them, never returning them to where they belong. When I call them out they tell me I am mean.
    There is an art to calling out Thais, as an individual or collective, without offering the usual lost face or imploding their shallow sensitivities...

    If you're not clued in, observe how they challenge, criticize, or call each other out.
    Involves lotsa twisted rhetoric and manipulating mind games....most of which Farang don't have the ability to comprehend.....the underhanded and slight deviance of the interaction.

    Once you've mastered the art of all this, you've mastered the game - whether they recognize such or not.
    I noticed the same thing. They come at everything obliquely, nothing direct, so there's always a face saving exit. Sometimes takes awhile to get to the point.
    A hard trait to get used to for a flat-footed Yank like myself, but my wife deals with it with aplomb.
    Speaking of...
    I'm only moderatly tidy, nothing serious or obsessive, but my wife never puts anything away, let alone wherever it came from. Never. Her whole family is the same way. Has nothing to do with class or education--they're all comfortable, master degreed, world traveled, etc. etc. Drives me crazy.
    Maybe it's a cultural trait, Maybe they're just slobs.
    My mother was the same way.

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    Not Really!

    I've lived here for a long time and I would say that as a rule no, but some certainly are just like any other nationality. You need new roomates.

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    I think it depends on what they learned as a child from their parents. If the parents tought them how to be organized, then they will be. If they allowed their children to never be tidy or organize their life, they will not be as adults and can not be changed.


    It pretty much depends on ones environment while growing up. Trade in your two roommates for a couple of organized ones.

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    I dont think its so much disorganized as the fact most cant put anything back in the same place they took it from. Paper towels, kitchen utensils, pot, pans, shoes, but most of all remote controls. Took me half an hour to find the remote so I could turn on the Rhonda Rousey MMA fight today.

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    My Thai wife is well organised runs a tidy house and a tight ship and is a hard worker. Hasn't always been like this, maybe l trained her or she just matured.

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    Rigger, out of curiosity, what were her parents like? Were they role models, or were you just successful where so many others have failed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Rhonda Rousey MMA fight
    You mean the Rhonda Rousey getting her as kicked fight.

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    My missus very organized. I'm the disorganized one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    Rigger, out of curiosity, what were her parents like? Were they role models, or were you just successful where so many others have failed?
    Father worked in bruni for 20 years, Chinese blood, mother was hard working and lady from the Loie. It could be in the genes. She is self driven and really strong willed.
    I guess l got lucky, mind you l spent 7 years with her and the family so l Didn't dive in head first

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