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    Thumbs down Territorial Farangs

    This territorial attitude and defiant unfriendliness only really affects the young backpat mainly, but get to the outskirts of Bangkok or places where farangs are scarce and when you do see another farang, it is unlikely he will return a smile.

    The other farang will like think to himself that this is 'his joint' and will consider himself too cool to socialize with another of his ilk as he is above that, he's been here over ONE YEAR now and he knows the score. These people think they are individuals yet they are more common than Listerine in Lolitas.

    Their attitude proves that we are all animals really because cats and dogs are the same. I remember whan I had a cat in the UK and I thought it would be lonely so I got another cat and it hissed! Not me, if I was driving my Citroen 2CV and I passed another 2CV owner on the road, I would toot my horn as if to say - 'Hey, you're the same as me - let's be friends!', well - not friends but it's the equivalent of a smile to acknowledge the existence of a fellow likeness. For the record I don't drive anything, never have - it was just an example.

    Anyway, last night I saw one of these territorial farangs with another TF - he was tall and lanky and from the UK and he pretended to ignore me, not that I went out of my way to be friendly to him but had eye contact been made I would have reciprocated with one of those, 'Oh hi, you're white the same as I am' smiles.

    What he doesn't know is that I recently had a go on his ex girlfriend so needless to say I had the last laugh.
    "I'm an outsider by choice, but not truly. It's the unpleasantness of the system that keeps me out. I'd rather be in, in a good system. That's where my discontent comes from: being forced to choose to stay outside.
    My advice: Just keep movin' straight ahead. Every now and then you find yourself in a different place."

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    He probably said to his mate 'oh no it's that cock scampy, pretend we didn't see him'.

    I found it a bit funny in CM that there were lots of farang but no comaraderie (sp?) between them?
    but saying that why should 'we' stick together, is there a rule book i don't know about?
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    Well, luckily I didn't have any tortoises on me at the time...

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    What he doesn't know is that I recently had a go on his ex girlfriend so needless to say I had the last laugh. gs hate to break it to you but if it was his ex he probably dont give a shit

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    have you shagged paris yet scamp ?

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    I suppose Pattaya is a bit different to up in the sticks, but my local bar could be back in England, probably has about 10-15 ex-pats, aging from early 30's to late 60's who use it most nights, mainly Brits and the banter and piss taking is non stop. Newbies are always made to feel wecome, some fit in and stay others don't.

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    ^^^not true

    when I related the tale of breaking up with my ex to my mate he paused for a polite 8 seconds before asking if I would mind if he had a crack at her, which pissed me off mightily as I was still heartbroken

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    There is a private school over the road from me and i saw the farang English teachers in 7/11. They were so far up their own behind I was shocked. I always smile and try to be polite but these guys were just F'ing rude. Cnuts I promise you.

    Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to ride any of their birds yet but thanks for the advice Scampy! I'll give it a try.

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    Why would I think I have anything in common with another white guy on the street? He's a farang -- so what? Russian, Western European, South American, they're white too. Hell, Stroller's probably a white guy.

    In all liklihood, I have more in common with Japanese tourists than a random white person. I'm not ready to offer the familiar nod to evry Takeshi and Kiyomi I pass.

    I generally don't respond to farangs any differently than I respond to Thais. I don't feel a kindred spirit. If I want to meet strangers, I'll go to a pub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Why would I think I have anything in common with another white guy on the street? He's a farang -- so what? Russian, Western European, South American, they're white too. Hell, Stroller's probably a white guy.

    In all liklihood, I have more in common with Japanese tourists than a random white person. I'm not ready to offer the familiar nod to evry Takeshi and Kiyomi I pass.

    I generally don't respond to farangs any differently than I respond to Thais. I don't feel a kindred spirit. If I want to meet strangers, I'll go to a pub.
    Point taken, I do keep myself to myself but i acknowledged these teachers and their response was to dis me. I was just agreeing to some extent to Scampy. But it's only happened once.

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    looper you seem a decent sort but come on hugh grant for your av !! we obviously (sp) come from different schools. though i could tell a story about my mate shagging liz before she was famous ! but i suppose i wouldnt be the first
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    To be honest, I don't really want or need to make new friends here, but I am always polite.

    There is an English English teacher around here who is in his 50's and for the past year we have always exchanged a nod, smile or hello.

    In the past year I have seen him about ten times, if I saw him at a bar I would probably start a conversation or he would because we have this mutual relationship that has now has a foundation.

    Then there's Gill, another English English teacher who is also in her fifties, maybe even early sixties - The three times we have met have always been early morning outside 7-Eleven whilst I am hungover.

    I prefer older people, they have nothing to prove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    Why would I think I have anything in common with another white guy on the street?
    Exactly!

    If you get someone approaching you here, he's either lost, scamming or a knob. I'll give directions, but that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    more common than Listerine in Lolitas.
    That gave me a laugh

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    It's the Dr. Livingstone syndrome.

    Some people like to think they're the only whitey for miles, and have a monopoly on interactions with the locals. Mind you in Scampy's case, I can see how people might get concerning about having their style cramped.

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    I disliked lots of the long-term farangs. Really snippity gossipmongers who looked down at tourists. "Oh, I live here." WTF cares? I had great times with some tourists who added a breath of fresh air and info. Some of the LTers with GFs were OK, some not. Some I dreaded getting to know coz all you got was the same ole stories and complaints. The farang neighbours who kept busy were the best. It was nice to chat with them and know they weren't going to ask for Bt500 coz the pension was late or stopping by for a beer or whatever was always repaid in kind. The pretentious snobbies? Saw enough of them, too. "Oh, I'm a doctor." Ya, right. Get to know these types and I'd cringe. Death doctors, maybe. The others? Who cares.

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    This subject comes up all too often. What The Fuck. Just because you got a white face I'm supposed to feel some kind of kinship with you? I don't go out of my way to avoid contact, nor do I to make contact.

    There are thousands people out there White, black, yellow, couple other colors. When the chance occurs and I may come to a situation that requires a smile, a nod or some sort of acknowledgment is one thing but just because I see another white face among the crowd? Or if some exuberant half-wit farang were to approach me like long lost mates just because he notice a white face in the crowd? More'n likely ask him to leave me be.

    On the other hand I do not avoid eye contact or fail to acknowledge those situations mentioned in the previous paragraph. I have seen a few whit guys with some chick in tow, even walked up the local home-store with oe waiting out front while his GF/wife/rented companion asked directions. I always smile and nod to the fellas out front drinkin lao kao, beer Chaang and gossiping like old women, Some times I'll have a shot or a bite with 'em farang or Thai just the neighborhood meetin place.

    Here was a guy with nowhere to look and nothing to occupy his time, His attempts to avoid my eyes were comical, I mean you can see walking up the street for 100 meters or so and this guy looked at his hands, his dick, the sky; and I still got maybe 60 meters to go! Think It kinda pissed him off by the time I got to the store he's run out of places to look. I got one of the most hostile looks of my life. I've spent some time with people that are just hostile by nature I know hostile looks, this one was a doosey, had to laugh at the guy's attitude. Nodded, went in for my smokes. I'm bettin this guy was a tourist or recent transplant with that "all white people in thailand are bad, except me."

    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B
    It's the Dr. Livingstone syndrome.
    Gimme a fuckin break! I go for weeks on end with out seeing a white face, I find it kind of strange when I come into town and there are white folks everywhere I look. Funny thing, this is where I bump into that "Avoid eye contact with all white folks" attitude most often; mostly among newbies & backpackers.
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


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    Trouble with many of the white people I see here is they're from places like the Ukraine or Kazakstan and cant speak a word of english. Like talking to a rock.
    Worse yet if they're from Scotland and I still can't understand a word their saying despite it being english. Listening to them just gives me a headache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B
    It's the Dr. Livingstone syndrome.
    Gimme a fuckin break! I go for weeks on end with out seeing a white face
    I meant some people like to think they are Dr Livingstone, even when they are living in lower Sukhumvit. Any intrusion by another whitey disrupts their 'sole survivor foreigner' complex and makes them no longer special and different.

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    Greens for Texpat & FF, virtual green (gotta spread love) for Marmers.

    Why the hell would I want to smile & nod at every white face I see? I smile & nod at people I know, be they Farang, Thai or Martian - why would I do it to complete strangers?
    If someone smiled at me, I would smile back, but that's more because I would think they know me (I've got a dreadful memory for people I've only met briefly) rather than any desire to be sociable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propagator
    Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp more common than Listerine in Lolitas.
    Quote Originally Posted by Propagator
    That gave me a laugh
    I don't get it
    I think it's only polite to acknowledge another farang when you are way out in Outerovershoes Issan I'm not asking for brotherly hugs or invite to dinner but when you are somewhere were guys crash their bikes into buffaloes because they just seen a white man on the trail there should at least be a little recognition between idiots that choose to live away from ???? can't seem to finish my thought ..maybe i don't want to see those other f***** farangs either

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    Last time I was in the middle of nowhere Isaan, there was a some middle aged, beer bellied farang covered in tattoos wearing a wife beater shirt tagging along with his bargirl wife. Luckily, I have brown skin so no Westerners assume automatic "kinship" if they see me. I have nothing in common with that guy aside from the ability to speak English.

    Similarly, my Thai friend learned to not automatically become too friendly with every Thai she met in the US. She actually had to "break up" with one annoying Thai lady who would never leave her alone. And other Thais she met would start conversations by talking about how much their husbands earned and how they don't have to work. She said that she was glad she spoke fluent English so that she didn't have to rely on having Thai friends only.


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    [quote=Carnwadrick;605462]
    Quote Originally Posted by Propagator
    Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp more common than Listerine in Lolitas.
    Quote Originally Posted by Propagator
    That gave me a laugh
    I don't get it

    Lolitas is a bj bar.

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    Sure, I wouldn't walk along Sukhumvit BKK with a big grin on my face, smiling and winking at every other whitey, that would probably get me arrested.
    But I live at Don Meuang and often see one or two white faces when I'm out. I usually try to make eye contact and give a friendly nod, but I have never had a smile back. Like FF said, it's funny to watch people trying to look anywhere but back at you.
    I'm not looking for a new best friend, but surely a nod and a simple 'Hi' is not too much to ask for, is it?
    Do not walk beside me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me for I may not follow. Just pretty much leave me the fuck alone!

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    ^ You've got it there in the last paragraph, it's about manners.

    FF got it too in his middle and latter paragraphs, Marmers, NR and a few others missed the point.

    I am highlighting the newbie types who hate the fact they are not the only ones here and therefore less unique.

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    When I'm out and about I always like to catch peoples' eye, no matter who they are. Nothing brightens up the day like exchanging smiles.

    And, I agree with Scampy; I find the deliberate avoidance routine practiced by many Farang to be both arrogant and irritating.

    Finally, you most definitely do have something in common with other Farang: you are both strangers in a strange land. A friendly glance simply says, "I'm friend, not foe."

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