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    Two things that piss me off

    I try to be a live & let live, sort of fellow but I must admit a couple of things about local farangs irritate me.

    #1 The Farang that insists on waiing & saying Sawadee Krap upon meeting you. I always respond with a Gidday mate, and a scowl.

    #2 The farang who thinks its cool to wear one of those big "homeboy" medals around his neck.
    Now the thai men are stupid enough to believe that wearing a fvckoff big medal will, deflect bullets, make their dick another 6" longer, or attract women, but surely a westener would know better ?

    Am I just a grumpy old crunt?
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    Am I just a grumpy old crunt?
    yes U r!

    but i agree wiv ya. do ya ya git any farangs that wai each other? that pisses me orf also!

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    Westerners trying to wai other westerners? Classic.

    Yes that would piss me off as well!

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    Oh ya...I wanted to punch the friggin idiots who did that (sometimes I got away with giving them a kick in the shins). And always a long-drawn out wai, like they're Hamlet doing the "to be or not to be" scene. FO. This always came from the FNGs on their first trip away from mummy and daddy, and usually Canadian gits.

    Um, what's a homeboy medal?

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    Jet, the homeboy medals are those big ass amulets you see Thais wearing. You gotta be crazy to think it's stop shit from happening to you. I don't wai other farangs but I have caught myself saying sawadee krup a few times when passing people. I hardly wai anyone unless they wai first, mostly because I'm older than most of the others or something.
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    Does it equally piss you off to see Thai people shaking hands and wearing neckties or Christian crosses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai View Post
    Does it equally piss you off to see Thai people shaking hands and wearing neckties or Christian crosses?
    In 16 years here I have never seen one Thai offering to shake the hand of another, in fact I cannot recall any Thai offering to shake mine, although had more than a few girls offering to shake my todger.

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    When I see a group of those high school/middle school boys....and they give me that hello/I love you/fuck you routine.....I just give them a big hearty "Hello nice to meet you too" while grabbing my package....you should see the looks on their faces when I do it......Some of you white guys should do it sometime....it works great.

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    Farangs that brag their stunning gf is free, till you start questioning them, and then justify their extortionate outlays not as payment but rather voluntary contributions towards a new wardrobe or home extension.

    Got one like that right here and right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai
    Does it equally piss you off to see Thai people shaking hands and wearing neckties or Christian crosses?
    I understand where you're coming from with this BH...but it hardly equates...and as already stated I have never seen a Thai offer to shake hands with another thai and if you have do let us in on the secret...

    Thais have been wearing ties since the reign of King Rama V who brought the fashion back from Europe, so no that doesn't piss me off. I'm a kiwi but I don't get pissed off because our Maori brethren don't wear their flax skirts anymore...it's just called "progress"...

    However, you're last point does piss me off. I have many Thai girls in my training classes for flight attendants who wear crosses around their neck and I generally ask them if they are Christian. They look at me as if I'm crazy...but most of the time the answer is no. It's just a fashion item for them...

    The whole amulet thing gives people a false sense in invincibility and induces the feeling that they can now do whatever stupid thing they like and the amulet - or entity behind it - will protect them...most foreigners see this as mere superstition and therefore question the sanity of those who wear them...

    I don't think the OP was refering to those who have genuinely converted to Buddhism...most of the amulet-wearing farangs I see are around bars, which doesn't sit well with fundamental Buddhist beliefs!..



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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    I have never seen a Thai offer to shake hands with another thai and if you have do let us in on the secret...
    Sure, when the BIL's drinking buddies come by it's often handshakes all around. He's about 30. They never wai each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    It's just a fashion item for them...
    And don't many farang wear amulets as "fashion items"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai
    Sure, when the BIL's drinking buddies come by it's often handshakes all around
    BH that's not what we understand by a "handshake"... that's a wishywashy soft touch of male hands together...not the same thing at all!..

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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    It's just a fashion item for them...
    And don't many farang wear amulets as "fashion items"?
    yep, and both piss me off...I'm a great believer in the separation of church and state...and feel that there are plenty of other things which people can wear as fashion items without encroaching on the religious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    I have never seen a Thai offer to shake hands with another thai and if you have do let us in on the secret...
    Sure, when the BIL's drinking buddies come by it's often handshakes all around. He's about 30. They never wai each other.
    If I saw the "drinking buddies" shaking hands, yea, that would piss me off, because its just thoughtless adoption of rituals that belong to other cultures, in the belief that its cool or maybe trying to convey the impression that they are worldly wise. Do actually they understand the significance and derivation of the handshake ?

    As for the Crosses around their necks, I see a lot of that, because my daugters go to a Catholic school, so the sisters wear a cross, no that doesn't piss me off because they understand the significance, and its a visible expression of their faith.

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    ^^any bloke wearing jewellery is a poof.

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    Yea, add one more thing that pisses me off, old cvnts with bald heads, pony tails and earrings.

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    To me all of this is pretty harmless; even amusing in a pitiful sort of way.

    I do find it odd that the Thai adoption of a silly Western custom like the wearing of neckties is seen as "progress" but adoption by Westerners of a Thai custom is enough to piss someone off.

    Klongmeister, I'm with you on the separation of church and state but I hardly see how the adoption of a religious icon as a fashion item constitutes the encroachment of one upon the other.

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    BTW, I last wore a necktie on December 1, 1979....

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    You lot are easily pissed off!

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    Ken May always says "Sawatdee Khrap" to westerners here, but he's eccentric.

    I like to reply with "jambo" or something equally applicable.

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    Thais referring to me as "farang" when they know my name piss me off.

    Western people referring to other western people as 'farang' piss me off too.

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    ^What do you refer to them as? Caucassians?

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    'foreigner'

    or if I know their nationality, i'll use that.
    Can't go lumping the English in with the Welsh under 1 umbrella.

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    I don't understand why it pisses you off.

    I don't give a shit if someone says to me Sawasdee, good morning or bonjour. They all mean the same thing. Why does it matter ?

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