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    Is this stupidity or normal Thai way of thinking things through

    When traveling especially to a new tourist destination i always book a package which includes accommodation, airport transfers and breakfast included
    When arriving at the destination airport anywhere in the world your driver holds up a sign with your name on it so you know which driver is there to pick you up, saves all the hassling by freelance drivers at the airport
    It seems that phuket airport is thinking about banning these signs, another brilliant idea to drive tourists away to other holiday destinations
    Whats your opinion about this

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
    It seems that phuket airport is thinking about banning these signs, another brilliant idea to drive tourists away to other holiday destinations
    You worry too much. It seems quite vague, and it simply wont happen. Relax..

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    ...and try not to draw conclusions about seventy million people based on one idiot. That would make you idiot #2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    You worry too much. It seems quite vague, and it simply wont happen. Relax..
    Lots of quite vague ideals have become rules in Thailand in the 12 years i have lived here in phuket if a lot of people do not disagree with them and let their feelings be know

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    ...and try not to draw conclusions about seventy million people based on one idiot. That would make you idiot #2.
    A real trolling response, is that the best you can do, makes you a idiot not me you DH

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    Wow, you really are highly strung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post


    Wow, you really are highly strung.
    Yup. He gets bent out of shape pretty quickly, and becomes quite aggressive with it.

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    What's the reason for the authorities wanting to ban these signs?

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    is this a trick question?

    the short answer is yes, Thais are retarded

    next question,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    What's the reason for the authorities wanting to ban these signs?
    They are too stupid to realize that sign-holding will turn into clamoring verbal approaches .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    What's the reason for the authorities wanting to ban these signs?
    I was told its because the new airport buses are losing money because they do not have enough paying passengers, second hand information but very likely to be true
    Last edited by petercallen; 28-10-2018 at 04:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
    It seems that phuket airport is thinking about banning these signs, another brilliant idea to drive tourists away to other holiday destinations
    Whats your opinion about this
    I've never heard of it so don't know if it's true ... but if true, a guess would be that it would reduce the number of pre-booked taxis (possibly coming from several miles away) and increase the number of taxis required that are sitting waiting at or just outside the airport. This would benefit the taxis operating out of or associated with the airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Yup. He gets bent out of shape pretty quickly, and becomes quite aggressive with it.
    Not really, if you cannot take it do not give out by trolling anonymously on a forum as lot lot of people do like you, i would suggest you grow up if its
    possible for you to do so

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
    Not really, if you cannot take it do not give out by trolling anonymously on a forum as lot lot of people do like you, i would suggest you grow up if its
    possible for you to do so
    LOL. Thanks for proving my point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
    Is this stupidity or normal Thai way of thinking things through
    I'm waiting for a poster to suggest, "What's the difference?".
    In this case, it does seem very Thai, and it does seem stupid. Kneejerk of one person with a bit of rank and a complaint from someone with connections, with no regard to the fact that it will make no difference to the number of bus passengers, and only make things difficult for both the innocent hired drivers and their innocent passengers.

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    Whats the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    ...and try not to draw conclusions about seventy million people based on one idiot.
    This type of character and mindset is quite common among the ignorant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
    I was told its because the new airport buses are losing money because they do not have enough paying passengers, second hand information but very likely to be true
    Encouraging visitors to use public transport, therefore reducing pollution and congestions seems like a good idea.

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    .....as opposed the the normal Farang way of thinking.


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    Is this thread really about people holding up cardboard in an airport?

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    Down the road from the house he's lived in for twelve years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Is this thread really about people holding up cardboard in an airport?
    No....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Club Soda View Post
    You have been in Phuket for 12 years Peter, can you not find your way home without a placard with your name on it being displayed in arrivals?
    I do not go to the airport very often mate, last time was in October 2017 and our son who has a Toyota commuter minibus dropped us of and picked us up, he does not need a sign we all know what each other look like, that's how i know about the new proposed regulation, there is another regulation that they are planning to bring in as well but i wont mention it here and get the trolls all excited

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobar View Post
    Encouraging visitors to use public transport, therefore reducing pollution and congestions seems like a good idea.
    You should use the bus then and save the world, personally i will always use private transport that delivers us to the front door of our house
    The buses travel a set route and you still need some way of getting from the bus stop to your home if its not in walking distance

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    Confusing thread this one.

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