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    Feet Washing?

    For years I have been intrigued by the Thai washing rituals..Head washed in the morning, feet washed at night, then the superstisions, don't wash your hair on a Wednesday or the day you were born.
    Like the "don't cut your toe nails on the day of your birth too!
    I was asking the wife, what is this about cleaning the feet before bed?
    She replied that it was due to the feet being the lowest part of the body, and, hence the dirtiest...obviously she never stuck her thumb up her arse!

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    Never heard of that.

    Shower in the morning and at night.

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    ^^Not sure if it's intended or not, Miggins, but some of your posts have me in stitches.

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    Keep up the good work miggins. Your social and cultural analysis is so informative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    Never heard of that.

    Shower in the morning and at night.
    It's quite common here in the land that time forgot..the mother in law "tyranosaurus rex" is even more supersticious, these are the bunch that like to put charcoal imprints on the kid's head before he leaves the house.. sort of in the same place as the indians put that little red spot..only here it is ash from the fire!

    Cutting your hair on a Wednesday is a NO NO, the local barber (alcholic AIDS ridden expert) even closes his shop as no-one comes.

    The birthday day thing...not sure..it seems to be confined to the more rural areas, but it is a bit strange!

    I want a very large bird to fly overhead on a Wednesday and drop it's guts all over the mother in law and the wife, just to see if they get the shampoo out!

    And, just to let it be known rather than waste time and bandwidth on a seperate post, (which neither of, I have spare) I eat my words about the Liverpool/Man U game...in fact, I am busy cooking a huge bowl of Humble Pie!

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    you should be grateful the missus don't hop into the cot with dirty feet and more to the point extend the same courtesy in return

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    Its a strange thing, maybe you don't feel the same, anyway,when I first came here, I belived a lot about what I learned in schools in the UK.
    Then, I started to see things a bit differnetly, and saw that the Thais did things differently, medecine, herbs, local cures for ailments etc. and I started to question my beliefs, sadly, after 10 years, they are FUCKING STUPID, ands what's more, so are most of the lies I learned in the UK!
    So, I am in a bit of a "no mans land" where it appears for the best part of my life, the UK school system (apart form Maths/Physics/English Language ..all the real shit that was a pain in the arse..) has lied to me, and the Thai version is even worse...beam me up Scotty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    For years I have been intrigued by the Thai washing rituals..Head washed in the morning, feet washed at night, then the superstisions, don't wash your hair on a Wednesday or the day you were born.
    None of that junk in my house. Mrs. Chi washes her hair every morning and does what she has to do and does not believe in superstitions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    Like the "don't cut your toe nails on the day of your birth too!
    As well she trims them when they need it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    I was asking the wife, what is this about cleaning the feet before bed?
    Maybe she should try mopping the floor so her feet don't get dirty? I for one, think you should eb thrilled she does not crawl into bed with any crusty grogans hanging off her toes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    obviously she never stuck her thumb up her arse!
    Mrs. Chi is clean from head to toe. The fart hole need not be dirty if proper hygiene is used!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    For years I have been intrigued by the Thai washing rituals..Head washed in the morning, feet washed at night, then the superstisions, don't wash your hair on a Wednesday or the day you were born.
    None of that junk in my house. Mrs. Chi washes her hair every morning and does what she has to do and does not believe in superstitions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    Like the "don't cut your toe nails on the day of your birth too!
    As well she trims them when they need it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    I was asking the wife, what is this about cleaning the feet before bed?
    Maybe she should try mopping the floor so her feet don't get dirty? I for one, think you should eb thrilled she does not crawl into bed with any crusty grogans hanging off her toes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    obviously she never stuck her thumb up her arse!
    Mrs. Chi is clean from head to toe. The fart hole need not be dirty if proper hygiene is used!
    Even if the feet are clinically clean, put your finger (or her thumb if she is adverse to anal intrusion) and I bet you a million, her arse smells worse than anyones feet...Go on...try it and report back...30 minutes after a good shower..shit smells like shit!

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    The wife is asleep..I 'll pop in and get an "anal sample" could get me a bottle/heavy object over the head...Sort of like secret Squirrell on an ass bandit raid...call the SAS (Special Arse Sevice) will report back if it smells worse than my feet..if you don't hear from me in 24 hours..you know the arse smelled worse,...and I got caught!!! And by the way, my feet smell like rotting children!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    The wife is asleep..I 'll pop in and get an "anal sample" could get me a bottle/heavy object over the head...Sort of like secret Squirrell on an ass bandit raid...call the SAS (Special Arse Sevice) will report back if it smells worse than my feet..if you don't hear from me in 24 hours..you know the arse smelled worse,...and I got caught!!! And by the way, my feet smell like rotting children!
    Enough experimenting, belive me the arse smells worse than any FEET, it has cost me a lump on the head, but a vital experiment, time to wash my feet..guess I won't be going anywhere near anyones ANUS tonight...seems like I've spoilled the surprise!

    Looks like a few days of waiting are in order till we check out the CHUTNEY CLOSET again!

    The things we sacrifice for HUMAN DEVELOPMENT!

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    keep the bedsheets clean, aint nothing superstitious about it,

    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins
    I was asking the wife, what is this about cleaning the feet before bed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    For years I have been intrigued by the Thai washing rituals..Head washed in the morning, feet washed at night, then the superstisions, don't wash your hair on a Wednesday or the day you were born.
    None of that junk in my house. Mrs. Chi washes her hair every morning and does what she has to do and does not believe in superstitions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    Like the "don't cut your toe nails on the day of your birth too!
    As well she trims them when they need it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    I was asking the wife, what is this about cleaning the feet before bed?
    Maybe she should try mopping the floor so her feet don't get dirty? I for one, think you should eb thrilled she does not crawl into bed with any crusty grogans hanging off her toes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    obviously she never stuck her thumb up her arse!
    Mrs. Chi is clean from head to toe. The fart hole need not be dirty if proper hygiene is used!
    "The Fart Hole"...does she only expell air..not a little smelly turd now and again, my missus SHITS like buffloe on laxatives,
    Nice to know you shower on a regular basis, however, if you were to stick your finger 1-2" up her ass, does it smell like shit?
    Now, tell me, should we worry about our feet or aour assholes?
    Me...I like a clean ass... I've never fucked feet in my life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins
    Now, tell me, should we worry about our feet or aour assholes? Me...I like a clean ass... I've never fucked feet in my life!
    how often does half an inch of your missus ass wipe itself on your bedsheets mate?

    she have piles falling out then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    For years I have been intrigued by the Thai washing rituals..Head washed in the morning, feet washed at night, then the superstisions, don't wash your hair on a Wednesday or the day you were born.
    None of that junk in my house. Mrs. Chi washes her hair every morning and does what she has to do and does not believe in superstitions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    Like the "don't cut your toe nails on the day of your birth too!
    As well she trims them when they need it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    I was asking the wife, what is this about cleaning the feet before bed?
    Maybe she should try mopping the floor so her feet don't get dirty? I for one, think you should eb thrilled she does not crawl into bed with any crusty grogans hanging off her toes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    obviously she never stuck her thumb up her arse!
    Mrs. Chi is clean from head to toe. The fart hole need not be dirty if proper hygiene is used!
    "The Fart Hole"...does she only expell air..not a little smelly turd now and again, my missus SHITS like buffloe on laxatives,
    Nice to know you shower on a regular basis, however, if you were to stick your finger 1-2" up her ass, does it smell like shit?
    Now, tell me, should we worry about our feet or aour assholes?
    Me...I like a clean ass... I've never fucked feet in my life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins
    So, I am in a bit of a "no mans land" where it appears for the best part of my life, the UK school system (apart form Maths/Physics/English Language ..all the real shit that was a pain in the arse..) has lied to me, and the Thai version is even worse...beam me up Scotty!
    you are ready to move to the CMN phase

    this is where you attempt to convince yourself that the moon is made of cheese and no man has set foot there as a sample of the cheese has not been returned to earth. you should maybe also cast your mobile phone into a klong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins
    Now, tell me, should we worry about our feet or aour assholes? Me...I like a clean ass... I've never fucked feet in my life!
    how often does half an inch of your missus ass wipe itself on your bedsheets mate?

    she have piles falling out then?
    Ha Ha,
    What makes you think a half inch...maybe a quarter!
    As for piles, no problem..I keep poking them back up!
    But believe me..shit stinks!

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    I have been summoned to bed now, apparently I have spent too much time communicating with people who speak the same language...and tomorrow, I have to go and visit my sons school, obviously the stink of Lao Kao and Beer Chang will land me a disadvantage..however..once they see the school fees paid in advance, like any good Thai, they will Fawn and cower appropriately..Their little bowing hands heald so high above their heads..Shit, you could be lying on the ground covered in dog shit, but if you have the CASH...they'll fucking smile 'till the cows come home! And whatch the likes of Abishit, he's going to make the rural poor beggars look like royalty soon! TWAT!

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    Would love to green miggins for outstanding use of english vernacular, but apparently i'm out of ammunition. Crying with laughter, thanks miggins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    Enough experimenting, belive me the arse smells worse than any FEET, it has cost me a lump on the head, but a vital experiment, time to wash my feet..guess I won't be going anywhere near anyones ANUS tonight...seems like I've spoilled the surprise!
    Might wanna give your hands a quick rinse, too.

    Looks like a few days of waiting are in order till we check out the CHUTNEY CLOSET again!

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    I don't see the point in having a shower before bed if she's not even here.

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    Change the sheets often?

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    Never heard that Wednesdays were deemed no hair washing days, but all the barbers and stylists are closed as it's an inauspicious day for hair cutting.
    Best little pleasure in the world is being squeaky clean before diving into bed at night. Washing feet anytime is heavenly, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    I don't see the point in having a shower before bed if she's not even here.
    I'd expect a soap dodger to say that.

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    The feet washing stuff comes from a compendium of practices for a healthy life. They were collected and put into the form of a poem, Sawasdi Raksa, by the famed Thai poet Sunthorn Phu. Every Thai knows Sawasdi raksa and it's deeply ingrained in Thai culture. I wrote about it on here a long time ago as it was interesting to me and I think it woukld be interesting to any foreigner who wants to know the background to some of what many consider strange Thai behaviour. The OP is here http://teakdoor.com/living-in-thaila...tml#post267530 but I'm going to quote it in full anyway;

    ---
    Yellow Shirts, Pus-Filled Boils, and the Splendour of the Feet

    (Seperated from my other thread on Thai magic and superstitions
    because this is more about Thai literature and poetry than magic)

    I'd guess that most of us know that the people of Thailand have a
    tradition of matching the colour of their clothes to the days of the week.
    Most noticeably on Mondays when the country is awash in yellow. The most
    common explaination for the wearing of yellow is that it's in honour of HM the
    King. This is true, but it's not the whole story.

    One of Thailands greatest poets was a chap known as Sunthorn Phu. He was
    born in 1786 and lived at the court of Rama II. Sunthorn was quick with
    words and Rama II, himself a poet, favoured him greatly. Sunthorn
    produced many of the greatest works of Thai literature. Unfortunately he was
    hot-tempered and arrogant and, after the death of Rama II, he was banished
    from court and his title of Sunthorn, meaning melodious, was taken from
    him.

    One of his most popular poems is called Sawasdi Raksa, meaning Taking
    Care of Ones Welfare, bodily and spiritually. This codifies, among other
    things, the colour of clothes appropriate for each day. I'm not aware of a
    good poetic translation into English but as it's an interesting poem I'd like to
    share this prose version. Quite a few of the recommendations made in the
    poem are still observed today.

    The original was written 8 syllables to a line with an internal rhyming scheme.

    ---

    Sunthorn writes for the Royal Princes according to the Blessed Texts.
    These words are fit for those of rank and dignity.
    Observe them and your luck and life will be long,
    Your descendants many, and your power and happiness daily increased.

    Live according to the teachings of the Ancients.

    In the morning, arising from bed, do not be angry.
    Turn to the East and South and three times say
    The prayer for the washing of your face.

    Your first words should be words of praise, do this
    And your dignity will be enhanced.
    In the morning splendour resides in the face, in the day
    splendor resides in the body.

    Bathe and anoint yourself with scented water, this
    Brings happiness and health.

    In the evening a mans spendour resides in his feet,
    No woman's foot may be laid over that of a man.

    He who faces East while eating is assured
    Of power and a long life.
    Facing South he will be loved by all.
    West brings happiness and health and makes suffering small.
    Facing North brings evil, short life, and ill-luck.

    When sitting do not spit, do not look down.
    Facing North while seated drives away evil spirits
    And keeps you safe from spells and curses.

    Arising from sleep, wash your face,
    brightness and clarity will be yours.

    Before leaving your house bathe and sprinkle face
    And body with scented water.
    Victory will walk with you.

    Do not allow your wife to sleep on your arm,
    Wash always after sleep.
    Fortune will smile on you and keep you from harm.

    Wash your hair on Saturday and you will be
    Free from calamity.
    Cutting one's nails on Monday and Wednesday
    Will keep the accursed away.

    The garments for each day are of seven colours.
    Sunday, Red will bring good fortune
    Monday, Yellow is for a long life
    Tuesday, Purple invites good luck
    Wednesday, Yellow and Red, or many-coloured and glittering
    Thursday, Yellow and Green
    Friday, Blue or Blue-gray.
    Saturday, Black to bring terror to the enemy

    When bathing in the river or stream
    Always face the direction of running water
    Do not face the water for then the evil
    doers may curse you.
    Do not pollute the waters.
    Always show respect to the water goddess, Mae Ganga.

    A man should know the magical arts,
    Every night he should practice his incantations,
    Practice will make them potent and effective.
    When the dogs bark and howl do not say harsh words,
    for then your own word will not be respected.

    Do not spit while there is a wind for if the
    Saliva falls upon any animals your spells will lose
    their power.

    Pay respect to monks, it will enhance your dignity.
    Do not curse the wind, the sun, or the rain.
    Do not wish for the day to end and darkness to come.
    At dawn pay respect to the Sun,
    At dusk to the Moon.

    Before sleep remember your parents and teachers.
    Always praise their virtues and their graces
    for they made you as you are.

    When wearing the loin cloth fold one end
    in to the right side.
    You will be safe from the teeth and claws of
    crocodiles and their kind.

    Do not walk under a bridge across a canal,
    Nor a trellis of climbing blooms.
    Be careful passing under the supports of a house
    Or the fence of an animal pen.
    Whoever does these things will lose
    His magical powers.

    When you see a corpse, say nothing,
    If you speak, you must wash your face.
    Do not sleep with your amulets or talismans
    And do not step over weapons.

    Do not lie on the left side of woman
    for surely harm will come to you.

    On new-years day, your birthday, mid-year,
    Days of eclipse or the full moon in lent,
    Do not lie with women, it is prohibited
    for it will shorten your life.

    Do not sleep with a menstruating women,
    If you do not die you will be
    Afflicted with pus-filled boils and blindness.

    When sleeping, if you breath easily through
    Both nostrils do not put your left foot
    over your right.
    If the air flows only through the right nostril
    The right foot must be placed over the left foot.

    If a loud noise, a crash, or creaking sound
    Is heard when walking, sitting, or sleeping
    You must not speak for it may be the noise
    of witches or evil spirits.

    Listen Princes to these words. They will prevent
    Harm and bring health and wisdom.
    The old words were difficult to understand
    And I have made them simple for you.
    I have made a verse for the people that
    They may understand.

    If I, Sunthorn Phu, have made mistakes according to
    The ancient words I beg your
    Forgiveness.
    The Above Post May Contain Strong Language, Flashing Lights, or Violent Scenes.

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