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    Just remembered a friend's short tale of getting fed up with a Bangkok taxi driver for taking the long way.

    His spoken Thai is (by his own admittance) poor but he thought he had directions down....

    "No,...No!!! Leo Kwai!! Leo Kwai!!," he bellowed out repeatedly into the taxi driver's ear.

    Lucky he only got a dirty look in return, I suppose.

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    Shouting at Thai simply because they have done something stupid or dangerous is futile and will in most cases simply confuse them. If you're hurt then you remonstrate in a manner that will permit them to apologise and, if appropriate, to offer some compensation fitting the incident. If the event came to nothing then forget it and thank your good luck etc. Venting your anger publicly here is uncool - quite why you live among them in the boonies is mystifying, it's akin to checking into a loony bin for the ESN and hoping they don't drool over you.

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    More about cyclists shouting at bad drivers.....IME, if you do it just be prepared for what might happen next

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    Much better to vent ones anger on line and safer.

    Fooking annoying stupid, coonty coonts, twat, cock wombles!!!!!!!!

    That's better, ok maybe more...

    Idiotic, retarded, infantile, stupid wankers...

    Breathe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    If you're hurt then you remonstrate in a manner that will permit them to apologise and, if appropriate, to offer some compensation fitting the incident
    Did you get Gulliver's to buy you a second pack of sausages for your troubles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Much better to vent ones anger on line and safer.

    Fooking annoying stupid, coonty coonts, twat, cock wombles!!!!!!!!

    That's better, ok maybe more...

    Idiotic, retarded, infantile, stupid wankers...

    Breathe
    What Thais are you around?

    You don't live here and the one you imported can't be found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farangrakthai View Post

    well, just like in the uk or the states, it matters whether you're hanging around trailer trash/chavs like living with some country bumkins upcountry or living in pattaya.


    Quote Originally Posted by Farangrakthai View Post
    i don't know the reason, but thais don't generally honk their horns in bkk (except a short "beep beep") to get moving at a traffic light.

    and, I LOVE IT.

    bkk is much quieter than many cities inthe world (especially india) because of the lack of honking horns (i walk to work after taking a motorcyce taxi every morning to the bts).
    I agree on both counts. And I found that a huge % of suburban Bangkok drivers were slow and considerate. Just once in a while though, you would hear about someone losing the plot completely. I just never saw it, and I got around the place a lot, regularly.

    I also subscribed to Pragmatic's wife's philosophy....."just don't start getting upset". Once you do, the anger takes over. And culturally, you are now dirt.

    I had to learn the hard way though....in Banglamphu, 1987, I got thumped over the back of the head with a lump of wood by a young gutter-rat whose mate was distracting my attention. All over a trivial matter, really.

    Luckily some backpackers wandered past and disturbed them. A few years later, an Aussie guy got killed in a back alley there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Much better to vent ones anger on line and safer.

    Fooking annoying stupid, coonty coonts, twat, cock wombles!!!!!!!!

    That's better, ok maybe more...

    Idiotic, retarded, infantile, stupid wankers...

    Breathe
    I have tourette syndrome when I drive here. I scream and yell all at people constantly. Once, my air conditioner broke and I wasn't able to vent my spleen as usual without endangering myself. Thought I would explode on the way to the repair shop.

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    I drove in Taiwan, and encountered idiocy and self-centredness. But I didn't curse. Whilst in Asia, locals rules predominate. We are in their world; their paradigm.

    Here in Australia i curse...a lot ! Because we are sharing the paradigm......they know what they should be doing and don't. And the foreigners should know how to drive in Oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    What Thais are you around?

    You don't live here and the one you imported can't be found.
    What you think you know and what you actually know are two different things you know.


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    You're fooling no one Flouncy.

    Did you have the cash change for the 'Departure Tax Fee' payable at Swampy, or had it been thieved?

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    I just let the wife do the shouting, she's far better at it than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    You're fooling no one Flouncy.

    Did you have the cash change for the 'Departure Tax Fee' payable at Swampy, or had it been thieved?
    You fixed the fuse in your microwave yet mardars?, there getting a bit peckish in the kitchen

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    Code for 'It was thieved'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I have tourette syndrome when I drive here. I scream and yell all at people constantly.
    LOL

    My wife would probably tell you that im the same way when I drive.

    Im also a lane hog & a dickhead.

    I will not, ever, under any circumstances, move over if someone is riding my ass and hitting their brights. Oh hell no.

    I also wont move over if someone is crowding me into making way for them either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    I will not, ever, under any circumstances, move over if someone is riding my ass and hitting their brights. Oh hell no.

    I also wont move over if someone is crowding me into making way for them either.
    Same. I think it's important as a matter of principle.
    Change that. If it's a crazy yokel pickup truck tailgating me, I will do the Thai thing and ignore it for just the right amount of time to keep face, then change lanes as if it was what I was always intending to do. Because I don't want to be rear-ended at the next red light.

    Usually I'm on a bike. One of the things I picked up on quite early in my Thailand driving was to use peripheral vision. If you look directly at a cnut who is pulling out from a side street and meaning to cut you off, or coming up beside you to edge you out, if the cnut knows you've seen him he will be emboldened. But don't glance his way, he fears you don't see him and will be more circumspect.
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    I don't shout at Thais, I shout at my farang friends for being rude to my Thai friends. 555 It is crazy that I have a couple of farang friends that meet with me in my local market and find it nearly impossible for them to pay any kind of social respect to them, drives me crazy.

    Can't say I have a lot of friends but I do know a lot of people on both sides and I always try to respect who they are. I like people and think that IF you don't have FRIENDS, YOU have NOTHING.


    If you can count your TRUE FRIENDS on one hand, YOU are truly a lucky person. I think I have 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliminator View Post
    I think I have 3.
    Same here and 2 of them are Thai.

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    Should Thais shout at farangs?

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    Shouting, screaming, gesturing and generally losing your cool is ill advised in any country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Should Thais shout at farangs?
    Up to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Shouting, screaming, gesturing and generally losing your cool is ill advised in any country.
    You are right in what you say but here in Thailand I find it hard going to not shout at some selfish twat that almost caused the death of me because he can't wait before pulling out on me. With me it's a natural reaction. I'm a ginger.

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    ^ May they find a cure soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    ^ May they find a cure soon.
    Too late for me. I'm surprised I've got this far.

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    Often there's no need to shout, just make them feel like the fukwit that they are.

    Took Sproglette to the new My Little Pony movie today. Bought the tickets and a promo ticket for a Pinky Pie cup with the popcorn n pepsi. 900b for the lot the robbin' b@stards.


    Went up to the popcorn stand and showed them the stub for the pinky pie cup.

    Oh Mai mee. Out of Stock lao. Hulk cup g'dai mai?

    Hulk cup? You want to give her a big green fisted Hulk cup, instead of the pink pony cup she's just paid for and is expecting, hand held out to highlight the 4 yr old girl standing there in a pony dress, hair colored in pony pink and purple, big pony teddies under each arm holding a ticket for a pink pony cup.

    Called her over to give him the ticket for the pink pony cup.



    Bit of a grumble and he walks out the back, comes straight back out with a pink pony cup still in its wrapping.


    You can't give the koonts an inch.

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