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    Thais are NOT all the same!

    They are not all the same!
    Just got a local government lady officer to witness my signature on a document.
    Told the wife to give her a thousand…indignant refusal!
    Wife: S’okay dear next time I bring big bowl of my spaghetti and spicy sauce for all office…they never eat before I think? 5555

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    why on earth did you offer a 1.000 in the first place?

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    So basically you insulted her by accusing her of being corrupt then.

    Stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas
    …indignant refusal!
    That is great.

    The transformation of a society from backward corruption to progressive accountability has to start with small acts of honesty at the grass roots as well as governmental procedural reform from the top.

    (also a 1000 was a bit much for a signature witness - I thing 200 would have been more in the ball park!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas
    Just got a local government lady officer to witness my signature on a document.
    I tried at my local cop shop to do that. I got refused due to them claiming they had no stamps. Tea money would have been paid had they helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas
    …indignant refusal!
    That is great.

    The transformation of a society from backward corruption to progressive accountability has to start with small acts of honesty at the grass roots as well as governmental procedural reform from the top.

    (also a 1000 was a bit much for a signature witness - I thing 200 would have been more in the ball park!)
    Progressive accountability.
    Where might that be found outside of your set illusions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    So basically you insulted her by accusing her of being corrupt then.

    Stupid.

    Doctors in the UK charge 1500 baht

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    ^ They take Thai baht? Fantastic. It will save me changing money in the airport.

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    Always leave the wife to do, she knows what and who to pay.

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    Thais are NOT all the same!

    Same-same, but different.

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    The good thing about this thread is that Crepitas has just learned something that most of us knew already. Thais are NOT all the same. Wonderful.

    By the way ....

    The Japanese are NOT all the same
    The French are NOT all the same
    Germans are NOT all the same
    Israelis are NOT all the same
    Syrians are NOT all the same
    Egyptians are NOT all the same
    Sudanese are NOT all the same
    Canadians are NOT all the same
    Americans are NOT all the same
    Russians are NOT all the same
    Brits are NOT all the same
    Scots are NOT all the same
    The English most definitely are NOT all the same
    Not even the Welsh or the Australians are all the same ... apparently

    Wonderful, innit. Who'd a thunk it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    The good thing about this thread is that Crepitas has just learned something that most of us knew already. Thais are NOT all the same. Wonderful.

    By the way ....

    The Japanese are NOT all the same
    The French are NOT all the same
    Germans are NOT all the same
    Israelis are NOT all the same
    Syrians are NOT all the same
    Egyptians are NOT all the same
    Sudanese are NOT all the same
    Canadians are NOT all the same
    Americans are NOT all the same
    Russians are NOT all the same
    Brits are NOT all the same
    Scots are NOT all the same
    The English most definitely are NOT all the same
    Not even the Welsh or the Australians are all the same ... apparently

    Wonderful, innit. Who'd a thunk it?
    Rather unfortunate that you even need to mention the obvious...

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    Thanks for the constructive comments from the all knowing trolling verbal diarrhea brigade.

    I suggested payment to the wife ..young lady overheard. The amount was based on a quote from a notary of 2500bt plus a 90km round trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas View Post
    Thanks for the constructive comments from the all knowing trolling verbal diarrhea brigade.

    I suggested payment to the wife ..young lady overheard. The amount was based on a quote from a notary of 2500bt plus a 90km round trip.
    Nice counter-attack after demonstrating your own bias.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas View Post
    Thanks for the constructive comments from the all knowing trolling verbal diarrhea brigade.

    I suggested payment to the wife ..young lady overheard. The amount was based on a quote from a notary of 2500bt plus a 90km round trip.
    Your wife was right not to offer money to a government servant, could cause extreme offense.

    My secretary deals with loads of government and semi-government officials, and goes the cake route. Cakes are frequently passed/sent around to show appreciation.

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    One is never sure when Tea Money is acceptable and to whom it can be offered with positive results.

    When this poster was attempting to 'streamline' my application for the Yellow Book, I surreptitiously slid an envelope across the desk of the Amphur's Paalaat.

    She gave me the 'look' - gave me the vibe that it wasn't needed to expedite the paperwork.

    When we need a favor from the Pooyai Baan (a woman) we give her one of those baskets of jams/jellies or whatever is in the jars from Lotus/Big C and that's more acceptible than an envelope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    One is never sure when Tea Money is acceptable and to whom it can be offered with positive results.

    When this poster was attempting to 'streamline' my application for the Yellow Book, I surreptitiously slid an envelope across the desk of the Amphur's Paalaat.

    She gave me the 'look' - gave me the vibe that it wasn't needed to expedite the paperwork.

    When we need a favor from the Pooyai Baan (a woman) we give her one of those baskets of jams/jellies or whatever is in the jars from Lotus/Big C and that's more acceptible than an envelope.
    Good point mate..takes a while (100 years maybe?) to learn the ropes in LOS. The gov lady in question has known us for many years...her indignance was a a big smile and no no!
    However I think it appropriate that appreciation for services rendered is in order however proffered.
    Once offered a police officer a "drink" for leading me on his motorbike to the police station to pay my parking fine...he refused "thank you I have salary".....my point being that not everyone in Thailand needs their palm greased for doing their job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loptr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas View Post
    Thanks for the constructive comments from the all knowing trolling verbal diarrhea brigade.

    I suggested payment to the wife ..young lady overheard. The amount was based on a quote from a notary of 2500bt plus a 90km round trip.
    Nice counter-attack after demonstrating your own bias.
    Do you really only have 1 post, or are you a multi-nic? You seem to have jumped right in like a pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    one of those baskets of jams/jellies or whatever is in the jars from Lotus/Big C
    It's bird spit I believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    one of those baskets of jams/jellies or whatever is in the jars from Lotus/Big C
    It's bird spit I believe
    Thais must love that stuff as there's loads of baskets of that stuff in the stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    one of those baskets of jams/jellies or whatever is in the jars from Lotus/Big C
    It's bird spit I believe
    You talking about the Brands stuff? They do a whole range of tonic/pick me ups whatever. Certainly they do a Birds nest (spit) one, but also loads of others, chicken etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    one of those baskets of jams/jellies or whatever is in the jars from Lotus/Big C
    It's bird spit I believe
    You talking about the Brands stuff? They do a whole range of tonic/pick me ups whatever. Certainly they do a Birds nest (spit) one, but also loads of others, chicken etc...
    Remember DD was stuck into that stuff after being diagnosed with the Big C.

    When posters here told him it was snake-oil, he went real quiet. Suppose I would try even bird spit if I was going down with the Big C too.

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    We've never paid the PYB for anything.

    He has been several times for a loan from us though.


    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    One is never sure when Tea Money is acceptable and to whom it can be offered with positive results.

    When this poster was attempting to 'streamline' my application for the Yellow Book, I surreptitiously slid an envelope across the desk of the Amphur's Paalaat.

    She gave me the 'look' - gave me the vibe that it wasn't needed to expedite the paperwork.

    When we need a favor from the Pooyai Baan (a woman) we give her one of those baskets of jams/jellies or whatever is in the jars from Lotus/Big C and that's more acceptible than an envelope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    One is never sure when Tea Money is acceptable and to whom it can be offered with positive results.

    When this poster was attempting to 'streamline' my application for the Yellow Book, I surreptitiously slid an envelope across the desk of the Amphur's Paalaat.

    She gave me the 'look' - gave me the vibe that it wasn't needed to expedite the paperwork.

    When we need a favor from the Pooyai Baan (a woman) we give her one of those baskets of jams/jellies or whatever is in the jars from Lotus/Big C and that's more acceptible than an envelope.

    A female Pooyai Baan.
    Has it's moments, don't it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    One is never sure when Tea Money is acceptable and to whom it can be offered with positive results.

    When this poster was attempting to 'streamline' my application for the Yellow Book, I surreptitiously slid an envelope across the desk of the Amphur's Paalaat.

    She gave me the 'look' - gave me the vibe that it wasn't needed to expedite the paperwork.

    When we need a favor from the Pooyai Baan (a woman) we give her one of those baskets of jams/jellies or whatever is in the jars from Lotus/Big C and that's more acceptible than an envelope.

    A female Pooyai Baan.
    Has it's moments, don't it?

    She's basically a Babe too.

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