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    Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    Call me a miserable old burn out who needs a career change but....

    I feel nothing but contempt for....

    Students that copy.
    Teachers that don't care about it.
    School directors that think that students can effectively study languages in outdoor classrooms with no means of displaying information, and who think INCREASING class sizes is the way forward.
    Ink colour orthodoxy...we can't send your permissions slip, you used blue AND black ink!
    Activities encroaching into my class which I have no prior knowlege of.
    Thai teachers who believe we earn a fortune
    Strangers that try and grab my daughter for 'bei tiaw".
    Strangers hallooing me just because I'm a foreigner.
    Parents who don't chastise their kids from yelling "farrang" in my face.
    Parents who don't bat an eyelid as their young kids run in front of car in my soi as I drive past
    Drivers who don't look as they change lanes.
    Colleagues who badger my wife and I about having a second child...mind your own friggin business.
    Restaurants who assume I don't like spicy food because I'm a farrang
    Waitresses that ask what you want before handing you a menu.
    Shop assistants that would "mai mee" even if the item was sitting next to them.
    The notion that if it's not been done before it can't be done.
    Xenophobic military Juntas
    People with no concept of the Internet being made Minister of Technology.

    .....there...I feel better now..carry on...
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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    Easy going old Loooweee huh!

    Maybe start smoking again huh?


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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by LDMA
    Call me a miserable old burn out who needs a career change but....
    Nah! You just need a smoke.


    Beat me to it KK!

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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    Good thread!!! Where's S&O???

    Quote Originally Posted by LDMA
    Shop assistants that would "mai mee" even if the item was sitting next to them.
    To this I'd love to add: Those who say "Yes" or "No" to anything you say or ask.

    People who ride side by side on their motorcycles either gabbing to each other or (I really don't get this on) putting their foot on the other person's motorcycle.
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    On the topic of smoking - Freakin' Thais who smoke inside elevators!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by natalie8; 4th July 2007 at 16:23. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by LDMA
    School directors that think that students can effectively study languages in outdoor classrooms with no means of displaying information, and who think INCREASING class sizes is the way forward.
    It is the way forward mate.....for their bank accounts.

    Anway Louis, besides all that, how's your day been?



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    Maybe start smoking again huh?
    Or would you like to swing on a star?

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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    Louis you think tooo mut. Do something fun and relax dude. But I understand working amongst all them old tarts, beware you don't become one of them.
    What's love got to do with it...........

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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    one of those classic thai moments where you know youre right. know its the internationally right thing to do- but youre still, personally, better off going home and giving it a good 'ol and letting it all go.

    where to go then? well, you'll be buried somewhere nice and people will miss you. your shit will be put into a box and everything will continue as planned in the world. we cant change things, albiet one mind at a time. all the rest, is us wrestling with our reality.

    you my man, have conjured a beast there to wrestle with.

    look at it from another angle, and its merely a kitten you have to stomp

    one is an impossible task. the other is easier and attainable. your perspective is your choice.

    but i love kittens. though sometimes they just need a good stompin'

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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    Well, that was bloody cryptic Frannie.......actually it was the ink orthodoxy thing that triggered the rant...

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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    Actually you're young ain't you? Shit what about when you really ARE old?

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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    I'd just like to add to my list

    The concept of "kreng jai"
    People who don't fill the friggin' staffroom kettle when it's empty.
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    I'll be dead from lard abuse by then Ken, I'm moaning while the gittin's good!
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    ...and no I can't go home yet...got idiots coming for re-tests.
    Last edited by LDMA; 4th July 2007 at 15:46. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    Start yelling at ajarn Su.... that always helps.

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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    I find a lot of it funny.....a tad annoying...but sabai sabai and all that...go with the flow...get a full frontal lobotomy etc.

    Is lard good to abuse then? I generally use shampoo bottles!!!

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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    Don't fail them .

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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    Teenagers who think that garments with images of Japanese children's cartoons are examples of high fashion.

    Hello Kitty in general.
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    Aj Stu....abuse got you far eh LW?

    I totally forgot the shampoo bottle thing ken....you have an innate talenmt of putting horrid images in my mind.
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    Ok...I'm on a roll..

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    Single direction English > Thai dictionaries
    School haircut regulations enforced in place of my class.
    Chinese cakes that look nice but turn your mouth into the Sahara.
    Last edited by LDMA; 4th July 2007 at 15:56. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Things I have contempt for about working in Thailand

    Actually in all honesty I could moan and moan and moan along similar lines....Jesus some of the things you have to put up with/go through here....but I just prefer to use them as amusing albeit infuriating anecdotes (sp?)!!!

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