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teelack

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  1. I learned a lesson about New Year Resolutions this week.

    I have been indulging far too much and resolved to give up drinking, smoking and fornication for a week. I don't smoke and the chance to fornicate is nil. Yeah! I am two thirds there before I start.

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  2. 6 minutes ago, jacko said:

    I am ambivalent about this, and as I am generally too tight to send my hard earned off to Pattaya bar-girls, it really does not apply to me. But in these times for Pattaya, if I did send a packet, I think I would be aggravated if it was spent frivolously. Both your comment and one from Mr Egg recently suggest that is quite likely. I have donated to a few causes over the years, Winston's desperate attempt to get home,  Larry's temporary disability, and one or two more. That is possible because I did make sacrifices in my younger times, and still keep tight purse strings even now. Like the GGB that has been running for 30 years and now needs a Gofundme page, or a Pattaya GGG, BG, MPG going through her contacts list in hard times, who is worthier? 

    Again a good reply but I think that you are generalising. Thats fine but when it comes to individuals every story is unique and there is a great deal of history on this board. I have never understood the sponsor mentality but I accept that if its right for your emotional and financial state, then go for it. 

    I guess that in some ways I have a bias in that over the last ten months since I have been away from Thailand I have, on line, met some really genuine people prepared to help out in this unprecedented time in history. There are others but I have seen and heard enough good and see how people have helped out whenever and however they can. I mentioned in another post that the TGF had enjoyed two birthday parties at the weekend. I am aware due to the videos that the people pulling the strings were both Farang expats. 

    Like so many people I have had saved a lot of dollars having now cancelled four planned trips. A few of those dollars sent to Thailand isnt an issue. 


  3. 3 hours ago, jacko said:

    About the topic of putting money aside for a rainy day?

    Jacko. You raise a good subject. I have had to bite my tongue a bit over the last few weeks and perhaps the last few days was an object lesson. 

    The TGF hasnt been home for almost a year and was booked to go on the 27th of December and all that came crashing down. I admit that I had sent her some money to help on a few fronts but she was distraught about missing out on having her birthday with Mum, Dad, Son and the family. I was well aware that some of the money went home but others was spent on a few remaining co workers in Pattaya. OK, its the Thai way. 

    This weekend she had a surprise birthday party on Saturday at a condo in Pattaya and another last night at the place she works. I have the videos and all I can say is that her investment in her friends has made her one very happy person. The food, presents and the feeling of having a family of sorts was perhaps well worth not having money in the bank for that proverbial rainy day. 

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  4. 58 minutes ago, BigusDicus said:

    That actually is my point in a way.  Those demanding PC speech/thought and behavior think it is the "right thing", for the good of all. It is a very steep slippery slope....

    Look at many of us on this board...flying to another country and paying young girls for pleasure.  How do you think those in power* feel about us?  99.9% of females think we are pond scum.  A remarkably high percentage of males feel similar - if politicians, will certainly vote for legislation like the females....

    We are allowing them to abridge our free speech...it is only a matter of time before they demand we conform to their idea of proper physical behavior....

    There is much to be said for "live and let live"...

    * Government/politicians, MSM (mainstream media), Big Biz

     

    Yes, we may be "Pond Scum" but I would like to bet that there are a lot of Thai ladies who are surviving on what their particular piece of scum is sending them and some of the expats who are supporting them. There is probably a lot more than we know about. 


  5. When someone writes the following I feel justified in being flippant :

    I personally stand to lose thousands each month,...

    Earnings like this are only a dream for most of the World. Sure its tough but just as many people believe that they should be allowed to do as they want, then so are businesses allowed to deal with who they feel are worthy.

    Remember that the article was about trying to do the right thing even if it cost the traders money/turnover in the process.

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  6. 32 minutes ago, jacko said:

    One particular lady, who I thought gave the best massage often received a call during.... I let it fly as it seemed she managed the shop and likely got calls about staff not turning up, or do you want some som tam etc. And if there are any other customers there is a good chance they at least will take a call. or respond to a ding-dong Those getting foot massages downstairs often have their phones out. But more generally it is simply talking, I too am looking for complete and utter silence, or the gentle low volume elevator music..... I would be so lucky, there is always someone with a drill or hammer somewhere nearby.

    Yes indeed. I wonder if I am the only one who has been so pissed off with the constant chatteriing of a client that its almost lead to blows?

    I can handle a bit of Thai music or in one case YouTube selecting what comes next but someone recounting every ailment in their life span or a CV of their boring lives is enough for me to reach for my clothes and off to look for somewhere more to my taste. 

     

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