View Poll Results: Why do they fill my glass?

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  • Cash - too much is not enough, they want as much as they can get from you before you leave.

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    Please don't fill my glass, I can do it myself

    When I buy a beer from the little shop downstairs, I have the money ready so I can make a quick getaway, but the old lady faffs about with a plastic bag so the process is delayed.

    When credit is low on my phone, I get not one but two messages reminding me that I need to give 12Call more of my money, this doesn't speed the process as I know this anyway... In fact when I can no longer make calls I know it is time to spend more money.

    There are mildly irksome but not threadworthy.... But.

    When I order my beer, a guy comes out with a big Leo, a bucket of ice and a glass and slowly starts to pour. This is irritating enough as I could do it in a fraction of the time, but later on he invades my personal space and refills my glass like I am some kind of incapable spastic or something.

    What I would like to know is:

    A: Is this action a sincere act of help in the view of the Thai?

    or

    B: Are they trying to get as many beers out of me as possible due to their insatiable greed?

    I have managed to keep tight lipped thus far but am tempted to say 'Calm down, just calm down for fucks sake - you will get another 80 baht in your till when I am good and ready, just go and sit down and count to a hundred'

    But my Thai isn't that good.

    Gordy says I am turning into one of those cynical expat cnuts and I need a break from the place.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    A: Is this action a sincere act of help in the view of the Thai?
    yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    I have managed to keep tight lipped thus far but am tempted to say to myself 'Calm down, just calm down for fucks sake -
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Gordy says I am turning into one of those cynical expat cnuts and I need a break from the place.
    he'd be right.

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    Ah, ok then now I know.

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    Its all about service, innit? I must admit I sit in Aussie pubs now, and wait in vain for someone, anyone to re-pour my drink! Just about died of dehydration before I realised that one actually has to go to the bar to get a drink there.

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    You have a point I suppose, it is nice that you can just smile and nod and another ice cold Leo will be on it's way.

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    At least they aint drinking it for you!

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    Real tip-worthy service would be if someone carried my urine to the loo so that i wouldnt have to get up from my bench...
    Last edited by zipcode; 27-03-2008 at 09:13 AM. Reason: typo

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    why don't you just smash the empty bottle on his head ? that'll teach him to stop crowding you out

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    I'm so used to them filling my glass that it bothers me now when they don't. I sat in a bar a few months ago and the waitress brought me and my mate two glasses and two bottles and just left them in front of us. We looked at each other.

    Me: How does the beer get into the glasses?
    Mate: Maybe we have to do it ourselves?
    Me: For fuck's sake we're not coming here again.
    Mate: Too right. Drink up, we're leaving.
    The sleep of reason brings forth monsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    This is irritating enough as I could do it in a fraction of the time, but later on he invades my personal space and refills my glass like I am some kind of incapable spastic or something.
    ya, they are slow snails, don't they realise we are busy people?
    .....places to meet, people to do

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    I don't mind them pouring it. In fact if it's a spiffy-looking Beer Girl, I might get a sniff or perhaps a brush. That's always nice.

    What burns my ass is when they put the beer on a table the size of a postage stamp 600 yards from my table. Invariably, my beer runs dry and I'm faced with the dilema of waiting with parched throat or getting up and trekking over to my lonely beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benbaaa
    Me: How does the beer get into the glasses?
    Mate: Maybe we have to do it ourselves?
    Me: For fuck's sake we're not coming here again.
    Mate: Too right. Drink up, we're leaving.
    1 million percent ! exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    But my Thai isn't that good.
    I'm sure you could put your hand over the class and say 'mai ow, khrap'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I'm sure you could put your hand over the class and say 'mai ow, khrap'?
    wouldnt be much good for a thread then!

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    Yeh, Scamptie Dumptie him no like Thai peopon, make quick-quick him no hab time Thai man, wan go back room only him, talk other farang computer. Thai no good him say.
    Him fiend Smeg, same-same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    wouldnt be much good for a thread then!
    It's not much good anyway.

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    Being a classy bird, I often prefer to drink beer from the bottle rather than from a glass (small bottles, obviously). So, yes, it does pee me off when they pour my beer for me, as I had no intention of using a glass till that point.

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    Its the ice that gets me i don't want water in my alcohol,no matter how many times i say i don't want i get it .... iced lager yuk yuk yuk

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    Have a friend who works as a waiter here in Phuket so I asked him why they do it .

    It appears that the ones who have been working in hotels, like him, and have gone through the "Hospitality Induction Training Course" that all big hotels run, have this "keep the customers glass topped up" routine drummed into them .
    When they move on to restaurants and bars they do it out of force of habit!
    The lesser mortals working there see this and think "Ah! Thats the way to do it " and copy them !!
    He laughed when I explained why I asked and said the equivalent of -"F*ckem then ! - its a pain in the bum having to watch everyone all the time !!!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hawk
    Its the ice that gets me i don't want water in my alcohol,no matter how many times i say i don't want i get it .... iced lager yuk yuk yuk
    i've gotten well used to it.

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    If I'm outside I often have ice in my lager, because it stops you tasting how shit lager really is.

    I also usually drink small bottles, from the bottle if possible.

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    I like warm beer can't stand it really cold spoils the taste

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    But my Thai isn't that good.
    I'm sure you could put your hand over the class and say 'mai ow, khrap'?
    He was claiming 60% fluency just the other month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman View Post
    Have a friend who works as a waiter here in Phuket so I asked him why they do it .

    It appears that the ones who have been working in hotels, like him, and have gone through the "Hospitality Induction Training Course" that all big hotels run, have this "keep the customers glass topped up" routine drummed into them .
    When they move on to restaurants and bars they do it out of force of habit!
    The lesser mortals working there see this and think "Ah! Thats the way to do it " and copy them !!
    He laughed when I explained why I asked and said the equivalent of -"F*ckem then ! - its a pain in the bum having to watch everyone all the time !!!.
    That's worth a green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    like I am some kind of incapable spastic or something.

    Would it be the first time someone made that mistake?

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