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    Are Thais generally disorganized

    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?

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    How ya doing mate?

    ^ Depends on the individual(s)/not the race IMHO...

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    Probably means they have no respect for you, and don't care what you say.

    Choose your roommates better.

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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.

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    Are they ladyboys?...

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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?
    2 useless people. Nothing to do with race.

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    i may have it wong yet generally need reminding what to do by generals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Probably means they have no respect for you, and don't care what you say.

    Choose your roommates better.
    Agree, been there done that.

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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?
    yep, completely disorganized

    can you change them ? no

    can you train them ? yes, but that would mean you have some kind of authority to do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly
    can you train them ? yes, but that would mean you have some kind of authority to do that
    Just aquire a government employees uniform and you can run rings around Thais. They never question people in uniform.

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    Oriental savages....


    If they could only be like us.

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    Yes, they lack any organisational skills.

    Things in the kitchen, tools around the garden, pens and pencils... Say anything about it and lots of agreement. Next time, same again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobforest View Post
    Yes, they lack any organisational skills.

    Things in the kitchen, tools around the garden, pens and pencils... Say anything about it and lots of agreement. Next time, same again!
    Id say the opposite is true. You must hang with dregs.

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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?
    Yes, it's a Thai trait. Would never happen with anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    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?
    Yes, it's a Thai trait. Would never happen with anyone else.
    Never...

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    It is an exceedingly common trait of the Thai, and ubiquitous among my Thai family. Or is it just Isaan?
    Last edited by sabang; 11-11-2015 at 09:25 PM.

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    Organised chaos with method in their madness, ah, the plot thickens..

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Involves lotsa twisted rhetoric and manipulating mind games....
    Oh, I know but sometimes I just don't give a shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    It is an exceedingly common trait of the Thai, and ubiquitous among my Thai family. Or is it just Isaan?
    More to do with education levels. Some farm girl with a year 8 education isnt going to be organised like a worldly educated person. Nothing to do with race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    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.
    You should write a book or 10 Dr Phil.

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    ^^ My wife has a degree though. Still the same.

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    My wife organises stuff to the extent that I can never find anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    ^^ My wife has a degree though. Still the same.
    No westerners are messy?

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