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    Isaan People

    What do you really think of Isaan People , try and be honest

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    they like fun.

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    .....they're real

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    Salt of the earth. Good folk most of them.

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    They will do, say, lie, cheat and anything else they can think of to get money.

    They are warm friendly open people that will do anything to make you feel welcome.

    The question is far to broad to give a definitive answer, both my answer are correct in my experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghandi
    What do you really think of Isaan People , try and be honest
    Don't know them all so a tough question. The ones I do know are just trying to get by like the rest of us but seem more inclined to take life as it comes without much complaint.

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    Work hard, get shat on a lot by the government, many families struggle to adjust to the upheaval of modern life and having family members work away from home, and they either drive so slow you think they'd died or so fast as to be suicidal.

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    Urban Ewoks.

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    Good people in general....there's always thye odd cnut though

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    Good for cheap sex.

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    They make a shite beef sarnie though

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Good for cheap sex.

    Ouch ! - too honest .....

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    I find the Laos people in general amongst the most likable in the world.

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    I like 'em, even though many have manky teeth.

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    Exasperating if you have to live with 'em. Can swing between two extremes. Would give you the shirt of their backs if they liked you or empty your bank account if you met the wrong type. A real lottery.

    But here's one interesting thing : In the past, parents from the North , Chiang Mai etc, would have ( or are ) willing to sell one or more of their daughters to a brothel for a short term financial gain that might help the rest of the ' flock .' As a general rule, most parents from Isaan would NEVER sell their daughters to a brothel and are usually quiet gutted when they find out that their daughter is not serving tables in Bangkok but Falangs in Pattaya. However, once the money starts rolling in and the Falang shows his face and seems fairly harmless they soon come around to the idea and then start fishing around for more falangs for their remaining daughters. In other words , they know a good thing when they see it, hence their devotion to Thaksin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    I find the Laos people in general amongst the most likable in the world.
    True. They are by far the most likeable in SE Asia. Vietnamese are cnuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Exasperating if you have to live with 'em. Can swing between two extremes. Would give you the shirt of their backs if they liked you or empty your bank account if you met the wrong type. A real lottery.

    But here's one interesting thing : In the past, parents from the North , Chiang Mai etc, would have ( or are ) willing to sell one or more of their daughters to a brothel for a short term financial gain that might help the rest of the ' flock .' As a general rule, most parents from Isaan would NEVER sell their daughters to a brothel and are usually quiet gutted when they find out that their daughter is not serving tables in Bangkok but Falangs in Pattaya. However, once the money starts rolling in and the Falang shows his face and seems fairly harmless they soon come around to the idea and then start fishing around for more falangs for their remaining daughters. In other words , they know a good thing when they see it, hence their devotion to Thaksin.

    you lost me a bit on the pimping out your daughters / Taksin analogy

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    ^^

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    Toxin engendered a lot of good will in Isaan because of the way he brought down the cost of education, and the small business loans were very popular- and in many cases quite succesful. Believe it or not, Isaan people do rue the fact that their kids are usually denied a decent education- they're constantly badgering their kids to practise their English with me (usually, Hello, How are You? Good morning etc). And the small loans- many a noodle stand etc was able to get off the ground this way, and in one case I know a guy that now has a few Kubota's he hires out, he's doing pretty well.
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    You rarely hear a bad word about Taksin up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdigit View Post
    They will do, say, lie, cheat and anything else they can think of to get money.

    They are warm friendly open people that will do anything to make you feel welcome.

    The question is far to broad to give a definitive answer, both my answer are correct in my experience
    ^ Like this answer....It's all a paradox, a love/hate thing. What a carry on? Don't suffer fools, do they. Thick, they ain't. Avaricious they are, which is un-becoming.

    Love my children and they have no pre-conceptions.......yet! Brain-washing might have its day...hope not though..hope they cling to me forever, like now.

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    I have no problem with Isaan people in fact my mother in law is a wonderful woman I love her to bits.

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    mine spends hours attentively doing stuff like scouring my back and nose for spots to pop.

    tiz like some sort of addiction.

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    9/10 in the pointless thread stakes

    what next? What do you think of (insert region/country here) people

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61 View Post
    9/10 in the pointless thread stakes

    what next? What do you think of (insert region/country here) people

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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