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    Things you could never like about this place however long you stay here

    My List:

    - The slow, sloppy, pretentious, underhand, short-term opportunism, couldn't-give-a-fuck way which most things are done (or never get gone)

    - Lying as the easiest and laziest way to make money or fix problems

    - The belief in reincarnation and the resulting "if you grin and bear it without complaining this time it'll be better next time around" lazy mai ben rai attitude to life

    - Bubble-brained airheads who behave as if their small world revolves around them

    - The unfortunate sensation that the only reason many thais behave kindly is to build up a stock of favours

    - Parents who retire in their 40s and expect to live off their struggling kids

    - No difference between criticism and an insult, or love and money

    - Handicapped people expected to beg for a living

    - The constant "them and us" differentiating and labelling of foreigners, and common view of foreigners as a means to financial gain

    - Flashing car lights means "get out of MY way"

    - Pedestrians being expected to give way to car drivers because they are probably poorer

    - Inability to use a car's accelerator in a smooth comfortable manner.

    - The superficial craving to buy the largest flashiest car possible via years of debt regardless of the practicalities of whether such a car size is needed.

    - Buildings constructed to last only one generation.

    - Shop assistants that follow and watch you

    - Knowing that there is good reason behind 99% of migration between the west and asia in recent history being from asia to the west

    - Sinsot - security deposit and materialistic face-building excercise in showing "Look, I could have gone for a soapy every day for a month with this money, but I didn't".

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    Better pass on this one smeg.

    Buat Hor

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    Wow, although valid point, it seems as though the longer one stays in LOS, the more cynical they get. "not that it is bad or onthing is wrong" with being aware of these idiosyncrasies. It is probably best to at least have this awareness of the idiosyncrasiese of the country they have chosen to reside in....
    "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff....and it is all small stuff"

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    - Shop assistants that follow and watch you

    i quite like it when they follow me I normally take them on a tour of there shop asking daft questions or take the piss out of them depending on how i feel at the time

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    The heat.
    Bangkok is just too hot.

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    Food made with guts and innards
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    lots of others to come

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    the low worth/cost of human life.


    edit: hang on, much the same in the west too, aint it?

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    The smell of pooh coming from an open drain on a hot day

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    ^ or is it from an Issan food stall?

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    Soundtrucks blasting out adverts at any time of the day
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    Being looked at as a walking ATM by anyone in the family regardless of how much money they have.

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    whinging farangs

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    being expected to fork out 2000 baht every time i fuck a chick

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    2000 ??

    getting ripped off man, erm, i heard it was only 1500 these days.

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    ^ i believe they charge according to the quality of the trousers

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    Terrific. A What I hate about Thailand thread from Smeg, just like a breath of fresh air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    ^ i believe they charge according to the cleanliness of the trousers
    scampies fcked then, no wonder he has only had 3 roots in the past 6 months.

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    - Listening to Smeg and his fellow whingers constantly complaining about the place. The flight out is cheap enough, and you are here through your own choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    The flight out is cheap enough
    that's relative.

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    nice list in the op, smeg.

    i will return later to add to it. feeling uncharacteristically upbeat today.

    ok -- i'm here i will add one.

    treating the burmese, laos, khmer and malays like third class shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    Inability to use a car's accelerator in a smooth comfortable manner.
    some can and some can't - I was first exposed to this skill by a taxi driver in aust , I thought he was dancing to his own personal beat.

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    been here a long time. The only thing I will moan about, is the banning of motorbikes on expressway & motorways...

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    Richest guy pays for everyone -- and it's ALWAYS the farang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake7
    being expected to fork out 2000 baht every time i fuck a chick
    TEFler......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Richest guy pays for everyone -- and it's ALWAYS the farang.
    Not entirely true. Always found that the Thais wants to pay for me as apparantly it gives them great face.
    To date have not paid for a single massage parlour visit. and there have been many....

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    Face.
    It explains most of the OP's complaints.

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