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    Bragging

    What is it with ex-pats and bragging? They love to do it. It's always over superficial shite that they believe is important to them or makes them look like they are knowledgeable about Thailand and it's locals.

    Some of the most common brags.

    1. My wife has a degree
    2. My wifes family is "connected"
    3. My wifes uncles brothers dogs uncles friends uncles next door neighbour is the chief of police of Nakhon Nowhere.
    4. I'm friends with somebody who is connected
    5. I'm friends with somebody who is the chief of police Nakhon Nowhere
    6.My friend is a millionaire

    feel free to add your own

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    actaully my missus aint connected,

    she aint got a degree,

    she has got some pissy little plot of land in nakon nowhere,

    i met her in a bar....

    maybe i got this bragging thing wrong hey....

    but did i mention that i've an undercover op for the MI5 ??

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    Maybe I meet the wrong type of expat then.
    The only braggers I seem to come across are the ones who think they are Playboys of the western world, and they ain't married.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    actaully my missus aint connected, she aint got a degree, she has got some pissy little plot of land in nakon nowhere, i met her in a bar....
    Did you marry her in the end or not?



    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    The only braggers I seem to come across are the ones who think they are Playboys of the western world, and they ain't married.
    Start to pay more attention to the forums and what people write.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post
    What is it with ex-pats and bragging? They love to do it. It's always over superficial shite that they believe is important to them or makes them look like they are knowledgeable about Thailand and it's locals.
    I don't know...maybe you are being a little harsh...

    People are people and many are always a tad defensive.

    But perhaps even moreso here. There are so many negative stereotypes thrown around here that you can't really blame some for wanting to dissipate those stereotypes from the outset - if only for their own self-esteem...

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    My missus is more of a bragger then me.
    Although she is connected.
    She does have a few million stashed away.
    And she has a degree in management.

    I keep my mouth shut and nod my head.

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    I don't deny that Thais love to brag as well.

    I really have noticed recently though how much expats on forums and in person are justifying things or just trying to make themselves look better than they are with a name drop here and there.

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    Bragging get's you unwanted attention.
    It also makes people loss interest in you.

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    Most braggers have a problem with their banking system, I know because they always need that helping hand till the glitches are sorted out. Funny, that.

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    I'm so timid, shy and insecure that a little on line bragging is the only boost my self-esteem ever gets.

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    I think Thailands the only place in the world where when you meet someone he imediatly tells you , my wife's got a degree, connected, rich ect. It's all just euphmisums for saying "my wife's not a whore"....who cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post


    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    The only braggers I seem to come across are the ones who think they are Playboys of the western world, and they ain't married.
    Start to pay more attention to the forums and what people write.
    I have been paying more attention recently and the one constant if the never ending negative threads you start.

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    Squizza has a point this time.

    Personally I by pass simple bragging and go straight for out and out lying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Coward
    I'm so timid, shy and insecure
    Stop bragging AC!

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    So who is this Ken May then ?

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    I am not a bragger, I come from the elite of my country, dine & wine with celebrities whereever I go, and my gf doesn't need a degree, since I frequent the offices and homes of anybody important in the area we live, this, of course, is a result of my having learned the lingo and know all about the culture of Thailand, took less than a year to build all this, don't understand why these underachievers find it so difficult to come to terms with Thailand and the world in general.

    I rarely mention this, nor the fact that amongst my stock of mia nois are a few names better not mentioned, since they are gossiped about on TV and magazines which concern themselves with the private lives of the hi-sos.

    I used to be a senior consultant for MI5, so I could have any problem being taken care of in a flash, but the badgering of the envious lowlifes who inhabit cheap bars and obscure online fora rarely bothers me.

    The recent 1mil diner event was a bit of a flop, nice food, though, I almost did a review on it in here, but realised the audience in here wouldn't appreciate the difference between a 1956 Chateau de Berquere and a glass of fizzy drink.
    Last edited by stroller; 21-02-2007 at 10:06 AM.

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    I have a large one!

    So does my girlfriend

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    true false

    1. My wife has a degree

    2. My wifes family is "connected"
    We hate them and they don't like us much either

    3. My wifes uncles brothers dogs uncles friends uncles next door neighbor is the chief of police of Nakhon Nowhere.
    Dont know if this counts: she's gotta an uncle that's a piddly market sort of 'police' and takes bribes off the poor vendors though

    4. I'm friends with somebody who is connected

    5. I'm friends with somebody who is the chief of police Nakhon Nowhere

    6.My friend is a millionaire
    Ain't got (m?)any with or without $

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomChances View Post
    I think Thailands the only place in the world where when you meet someone he imediatly tells you , my wife's got a degree, connected, rich ect. It's all just euphmisums for saying "my wife's not a whore"....who cares.
    you mentioned some time back that your's was still studying and working the farm

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    Quote Originally Posted by in4zip View Post
    you mentioned some time back that your's was still studying and working the farm
    That alludes to another part of the problem with complaining about bragging.

    Sometimes, a person is simply stating a fact about something they have/do/whetever. Someone without immediately views it as bragging.

    Man tells his tailor he has 10" on the flop. Tailor says he's bragging. Man says he's not. He just wants to make sure the trousers have the required room...

    Fine line sometimes.

    For the record, I stopped using that tailor anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Torbek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by in4zip View Post
    you mentioned some time back that your's was still studying and working the farm
    That alludes to another part of the problem with complaining about bragging.

    Sometimes, a person is simply stating a fact about something they have/do/whetever. Someone without immediately views it as bragging.

    Man tells his tailor he has 10" on the flop. Tailor says he's bragging. Man says he's not. He just wants to make sure the trousers have the required room...

    Fine line sometimes.

    For the record, I stopped using that tailor anyway.
    and what other part of the other problem might that be Torbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torbek
    For the record, I stopped using that tailor anyway.
    Given your avatar it's a wonder he could fit you at all....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Coward View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Torbek
    For the record, I stopped using that tailor anyway.
    Given your avatar it's a wonder he could fit you at all....
    Aye, he was a good tailor...

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    The one that gets me is "my wife is Chinese Thai" bloke gave me that one in the pub one night.I asked him if she could speak Chinese... he said he didn't know and walked away,

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    was he Australian?
    name begins with A....

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