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    Trust men not to know how to remove labels.

    Eucalyptus oil or razor blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil View Post
    Don't supermarkets or FDA departments or whoever sticks the fucking labels on realise that there are also English speaking people among their customers.

    It drives me mad!
    And we wonder why the third world hates us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sentrix View Post
    Trust men not to know how to remove labels. Eucalyptus oil or razor blades.
    Paper on paper. Trust a woman not to understand!
    Those that want to read whatever they can want all freedoms, but have to understand they can have freedom, but it must be within the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classic-Chassis View Post
    The way people like to touch my daughter's arm, or even worse face while we're in a mall. You're not allowed to touch the dogs in JJ market, what give people the idea that it's ok to touch the arm of a complete stranger's child!! If it happens once on a day out it's too often! I really hate it.
    CC, you should start a thread on that. KK posted many times that Thais would grab his son's penis whenever he would take him out and other posters would use the excuse that it's Thai culture.

    When I first moved to BKK, I saw Thais who took their kids out in public either naked or bottomless and they thought it was the greatest thing. FFS, some people!

    But back to topic. I completely inderstand Phil's point. He's talking about western products that are imported, that, mostly western people use, not Thais. Even more on that point, if thais use these products, eat these types of food, they are most likely able to read English.

    And, furthermore, I wouldn't trust the translation either. For example, some packages have recipes on the back. I like to read these. I'm also sticky about ingredients and if something has a lot of sugar, msg or additives, I like to be able to glance at it quickly to see this.

    It's not a matter of knowing how to read Thai, as a couple of you have mentioned. that's completely beside the point. There are a couple of products here, not many, that do this with Arabic. for example, I like Tobasco Sauce. There are many varieties of similar sauces here that are made in the region and are lower priced. Some of these bottles have the Arabic sticker on them, some don't.

    For the ones that don't, I can see that the first ingredient is sugar. WTF? I want a hot sauce, not a sugar sauce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8 View Post
    When I first moved to BKK, I saw Thais who took their kids out in public either naked or bottomless and they thought it was the greatest thing. FFS, some people!
    I have never ever been comfortable with seeing kids running around naked, regardless of how young they are. Put some fucking pants on that kid you pikey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8 View Post
    KK posted many times that Thais would grab his son's penis whenever he would take him out
    Did KK's son have pants on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sentrix View Post
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    i care little about what people think but in the villa market below my office which i frequent daily; i would get some queer looks knifing the produce on the shelves
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    Come to China where they have special holes cut out in the bottom of all kids and baby pants, makes no sense in freezing winter, makes no sense period.

    Kids squatting and going to the loo wherever like little animals.

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    Nat it's got nothing to do with culture, my wife hates it more than me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8 View Post
    Thais would grab his son's penis whenever he would take him out and other posters would use the excuse that it's Thai culture.

    When I first moved to BKK, I saw Thais who took their kids out in public either naked or bottomless and they thought it was the greatest thing. FFS, some people!
    Whatever happened to the "When in Rome" philosophy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil View Post
    Don't supermarkets or FDA departments or whoever sticks the fucking labels on realise that there are also English speaking people among their customers.
    I've purchased medicines where they have done exactly the same thing.

    I don't know why they do it. No forward thinking as William already suggested.

    I would hate to draw up a list of things that have driven me to the edge of my patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getorfmoiland View Post
    I always figured it was a Buddhist thing to test your patience and kharma... Or would that be too organised?
    That has to be the best and perhaps only approach

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8 View Post
    He's talking about western products that are imported, that, mostly western people use
    That's a bit of an arrogant narrow minded viewpoint. Back in Oz for example .. many Aussies buy tinned/packaged "foreign food". It makes sense to stick English stickers over the foreign print. The reverse is true here. Isn't it?

    I mean .. we're NOT the majority here. Thais are.

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    Even in so called Farang joints like Foodland and the Friendship supermarket in Pattaya ... the bulk of the customers are Thai! Every time I've been to those places I've only see 3 or 4 Farangs amongst dozens of Thais.

    Seems some people over rate their importance in the grand scheme of things here.
    Last edited by keekwai; 27th May 2011 at 12:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keekwai View Post
    a bit of an arrogant narrow minded viewpoint.
    how so? I see it more as an observation. certain products ARE, quite clearly, aimed more at the 'farang' demographic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classic-Chassis View Post
    Nat it's got nothing to do with culture, my wife hates it more than me!
    That's my whole point. The farangs that say this are complete idiots.

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