Feeling nostalgic tonight/this morning, so I thought I'd wade in. You don't mind, do you?
(the concept of) Customer service
People with some form of critical thinking
The ability to complain
Staff who can do their jobs
So anyway, feel free to add your own...
Last edited by WilliamBlake; 23rd October 2012 at 09:17.
There are few problems in life that cannot be solved with toast.
One of them, however, is opening a can of corned beef with that stupid key. This cannot easily be done at the best of times, and toast is of surprisingly little use in resolving the issue.
chaotic Asian traffic
thunderstorms and lightning
A good list. I'll remove TV and add a theatre. One with English films, any film with English subtitles. I miss the art house cinemas.
Along the same lines: symphony, plays, concerts, art shows, museums.
"While Jim is milking the Russian Boar, I'm in the shade of a Baobab tree being served a cool drink by a beautiful young indigenous girl. "
Aloha - Aloha HARD
A Relief. YR The Cowboys. 1986-98
YD Canteen on E/T refs.
Being part of a family. A fucking real family, way more valuable than blood relations.
I miss it, but not in a negative way. Life moves on. That's what makes it fun.
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"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
Owning a hotrod
The ferry ride from Surat to Koh Samui
About half the stuff Willie misses, especially interesting people.
I don't miss my Mum. That's weird 'cos I loved her to bits - but I've not 'missed' her since she died. That was a real surprise, a good surprise, because I thought I'd be wrecked. She's sort of always there all the time, if you get my drift,
Nice trick, Mum!
...a good shoe store...
...informed customer service...
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...
summer mornings on the English coast
the air not smelling of klong
That said; long term here isn't a walk in the park (so-to-speak) for us westerners. On some levels I can relate to all the posts, but all in, there are many benefits.
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Frederick Douglass: Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out the exact measure of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both.
“Don’t believe them, don’t fear them, don’t ask
anything of them.”