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    What uniform?

    Several months ago new tenants moved into the house across the soi. Nice people, mid 30's. She's a teacher and we are told he's a soldier.
    He spends weeks away at a time and then comes home for a week.
    I've seen him in what appears to be civvies when he leaves. Neat. Tan slacks and white polo, and he keeps a pistolr tucked into the back of his pants, under his shirt.
    Yesterday he turned up again, this time with a colleague and they both wore an all black uniform. Combat boots, black cargo pants, black shirt, and this time his pistol was in full view in a holster.

    What type of "soldier" do you think?

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    Forestry Police. What do I win?






    A Thai forestry official takes a note as he examines lions in the enclosure at a zoo-like house on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand Monday, June 10, 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Forestry Police. What do I win?







    A Thai forestry official takes a note as he examines lions in the enclosure at a zoo-like house on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand Monday, June 10, 2013
    A trip to Pattaya to hand select LT's choice of available pies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    I've seen him in what appears to be civvies when he leaves. Neat. Tan slacks and white polo, and he keeps a pistolr tucked into the back of his pants, under his shirt.
    Yesterday he turned up again, this time with a colleague and they both wore an all black uniform. Combat boots, black cargo pants, black shirt, and this time his pistol was in full view in a holster.
    He is a plain closed policeman but yesterday was "scouts" day at school?

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    Sukhumvit litter patrol?

    The thai are crazy about their uniforms, every man and his dog has one.

    It reinforces the idea of patriotic thainess, love of "the group" and delineates their position in the pecking order, probably the most important aspect of uniform wearing. It also controls any aspect of a persons individuality from shining through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Forestry Police. What do I win?






    A Thai forestry official takes a note as he examines lions in the enclosure at a zoo-like house on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand Monday, June 10, 2013
    No, the insignia on the shoulder of this guy is black embroidery and hard to make out. There's not a splash of colour anywhere. Also he keeps his long sleeves buttoned at the wrist. No cap or headgear that I've seen.
    We were told he's a soldier (but that might mean a number of things) and that when he's away he's stationed in Yala.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Yesterday he turned up again, this time with a colleague and they both wore an all black uniform. Combat boots, black cargo pants, black shirt, and this time his pistol was in full view in a holster.

    What type of "soldier" do you think?
    Are you peeking out the window like grandma?

    Go have a chat and ask him. You're his neighbor. You're entitled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Watson
    A trip to Pattaya to hand select LT's choice of available pies.
    You are always welcome mate.

    Best call first to make sure the missus has stock as she is selling them faster than she can make them.

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    Different district different uniforms.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Yesterday he turned up again, this time with a colleague and they both wore an all black uniform. Combat boots, black cargo pants, black shirt, and this time his pistol was in full view in a holster.

    What type of "soldier" do you think?
    Are you peeking out the window like grandma?

    Go have a chat and ask him. You're his neighbor. You're entitled.
    No, Hick, I live in an average type of suburban soi where all the houses open out to the street. You know, the whole front of the house slides open, so no curtains to twitch. As I sit here typing I need only turn my head slightly to see the entire section of street frontage and what the people in two houses opposite are doing in their front room.

    Not the Thai way, I believe to just go and ask what he does. He keeps a distance and has always been aloof.
    I'm only curious. The black uniform and the black on black insignia and holstered side arm are not your normal neighbour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    The black uniform and the black on black insignia and holstered side arm are not your normal neighbour.
    All depends on where one lives. If you go down Sa Kaeo way near to the National Parks that boarder Cambodia then you'll not be surprised to be living next door to someone who's a forestry policeman. As well as a side arm many also carry pump action shot guns. Used to scare the elephants out of farmland back into the reserves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    Several months ago new tenants moved into the house across the soi.
    Peaking through the curtains. Tilak. Tilak come look......come look.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    She's a teacher and we are told he's a soldier.
    Tilak, Tilak why wasn't I told?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    and he keeps a pistol tucked into the back of his pants
    Tilak. Tilak he has a gun in his pants.


    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    Yesterday he turned up again,
    Tilak, Tilak he's turning up again!

    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    this time with a colleague and they both wore an all black uniform
    Tilak. Tilak now there a two dressed in black with holsters.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    and this time his pistol was in full view
    Look, look Tilac his pistol is in full view!

    I am glad I do not live adjacent to you you psychotic idiot!

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    ^ He also has a ponytail..... while pushing 60 yrs old....


    Hmmmm.


    Still, he'll be wearing one of these uniforms soon.




    Bloke's dodgy as all fok.


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    ^ Such a twerp and the type of person one should avoid in their life.

    Look, Look, Look Tilac.........These nasty anonymous people have just given me another red. Call the men in black with their guns...........

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    You two are pathetic. Really.
    Amazingly, Lying Welching LT more so than our resident jerk this time.


    The difference between aspersions cast by you two and by me is that the ones I cast are factual and real whereas yours are born of your pathetic imaginations.

    Carry on guys.

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    Tilac. Tilac........Loy Toy just gave me another Red and is saying I am a jerk off fool.

    Tilac saying.........Duckling go to bed and if I am lucky you will wake up after all the neighbours have already gone to work.

    Then I can prepare your tablets so you can have a peaceful day without the demons that possess you.

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    are you sure his wife is a teacher?

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    She's definitely a teacher.
    This guy looks like your 2nd photo, but he has no colour whatsoever anywhere on his uniform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    Sukhumvit litter patrol?

    The thai are crazy about their uniforms, every man and his dog has one.

    It reinforces the idea of patriotic thainess, love of "the group" and delineates their position in the pecking order, probably the most important aspect of uniform wearing. It also controls any aspect of a persons individuality from shining through.
    sure does you hit the nail on the head.. but thats not the reason they have them

    the reason is we .. europeans .. had in the 19th century uniforms for everything and it mimmic a facade of advancement they took to uniforms .. as prior they didnt really had them... when their civil service was formed they were a nation just comming out of mass slavery slavery, most thais were bonded slaves or peasants... then they went overnight into a nation state so the borrowed from european customs without having a native equivalent ..
    19th centuary europe. (excluding Britain). coal miners had dress uniforms, firemen did rail guards did.bank staff did ect ect
    its like the small dress swords .. european dress swords were very common on government costumes in thailand in the 1900s as well
    there is several types if you collect them german made..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peeping Manfan View Post
    She's definitely a teacher.
    This guy looks like your 2nd photo, but he has no colour whatsoever anywhere on his uniform.




    Nutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    Nutter.
    Nah, not a nutter. Just someone who's inquisitive. I too would check my neighbours out, as they would me. I wouldn't like to be living next to some desperado and not know it.
    Sometimes it's an advantage to know about your neighbours as you may need their assistance in the event of an emergency.

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