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    You Know You've Been in Thailand too Long When:

    You know you've been in Thailand too long when:
    • You can go for weeks without toilet paper
    • The footprints on the toilet seat are your own
    • It's perfectly acceptable to drive on the wrong side of the street.
    • You decline to wear a motorbyke helmet because it will mess up your hair.
    • You have a pinky fingernail an inch long.
    • It is no longer surprising that the only decision made at meeting time is the venue of the next meeeting.
    • You no longer wonder how a civil servant earning 400US$ a month can afford to drive a Mercedes.
    • It's exciting to see if you can get into the elevator before anyone else can get out
    • "Sexpats", "Pirates", "Yellow Fever" and "Rice Queens" are part of your vocabulary
    • It's just part of the adventure when the waiter correctly repeats your order and the cook makes you something completely different.
    • When shopping at the supermarket, a farang stares you down when he catches you looking into his basket while you wonder to yourself what farangs eat?
    • You are not surprised when three men show up to change a lightbulb.
    • You are careful to cover your mouth when picking your teeth, but openly pick your nose at the dinner table.

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    when SLAGDOGS is part of your vocabulary

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    -You duck your head automatically when you pass in front of someone.
    -You accept ice in your beer.
    -Your wrist always has some form of band around it.
    -You pat scabby dogs on the head.

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    ^ thought you were in HK?

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    I am but I was in Thailand for a few years and regularly go back.These are some observations.

    - When your dog lives somewhere down the street.
    - When you think the foot is the best part of the chicken.
    - When you think brown nosing is a commendable trait.
    - When you turn off the news and switch to the gossip channel because you think it's more relevant.
    - When you think a 30 year car loan is normal .

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    Quote Originally Posted by momo8 View Post
    "Rice Queens" is part of your vocabulary
    What does "Rice Queens" mean?

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    You are turning down babes that would be fighting off guys left right and centre over in the west.

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    ^Erection problems again smeggy?

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    5 hours non-stop today mate

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    Look, I'm as funny as Momo

    - When the traffic doesn't bother you anymore everybody drives like that
    - When it's nothing out of the ordinary to see a family of five on a motorcycle and the dog riding pillion
    - When you visit your home country and you experience culture shock
    - When you start believing that "monogamy" is just a type of wood
    - You duck your head automatically when you pass in front of someone.
    - You accept ice in your beer
    - Your wrist always has some form of band around it
    - You pat scabby dogs on the head
    - In a street brawl you side with the locals
    - Rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner is perfectly OK
    - You stand five minutes in front of an escalator planning your day

    Quite a good idea to split them up so it looked like you were thinking them up by yourself

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    - when you think copying is totally acceptable and even a good thing.

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    I'm afraid the problem is...
    You usually do not know or want to know when you've been for too long in Thailand...

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    You Know You've Been in Thailand too Long When:

    You've answered a poll like this ten to fifteen times a year for over ten years or more !

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    when you are stuck in traffic, and your biggest problem is you cannot figure out 4 down for that days crossword.

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    ^yeah, i know KW, that beano crossword is getting hard these days, ain't it

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    You Know You've Been in Thailand too Long When:
    You decide you've had enough ... not taking the piss or anything Momo

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    ^yeah, i know KW, that beano crossword is getting hard these days, ain't it
    beano?

    nah, bugger that, this was the kids crossword.

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    you get fined at the airport on departure

    i think i have posted that before

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    -When You only own one winter jumper. And you wear it every day in December.

    -When you start calling mandarines 'oranges'.

    -When you rely on the soi dogs to be your alarm clock.

    -When you start nodding and saying 'nhhggg nhhggg nhhggg' sounds whenever you're listening to and agreeing with someone.

    -When you can no longer string a full sentence of English words together ... 'where go now?

    -When socks seem like a strange idea. But if you are going to wear them, they go just fine with thongs.

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    - when you think nothing of having a roll of toilet paper on the dinner table

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    when you ask "how much?" when a friend/colleague shows you their new phone

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    - When you own a 'spork'

    - When you're almost up to the 20k mark on TD.

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    You get dished up perfectly cooked lamb steaks, mashed potatoes, snow peas and carrots and gravy...not to thick, not to thin......but you still steal spoonfulls of your sons fried rice.

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    When you think that all blokes next to you at the urinal at any public toilets will try and spy your cock.

    When you think its normal that beggars will enhance their "plight" upon seeing a farang about to go past, and you still give them bugger all.

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