Why can't Farangs stop complaining?

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Why can't Farangs stop complaining?

Post by HarryVardon » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:12 pm

Why can’t farangs stop complaining about Thailand and Thai people or just go home. Thailand is a wonderful country to live in otherwise so many farangs wouldn’t be living here. There is a massive feeling of freedom and relaxation here which you get no where in Europe. In Europe everyone’s daily life is run by petty rules and regulations invented by power mad civil servants and backed-up by a power mad police force. Prices are sky high because of taxes such as VAT (21% in most countries) and ridiculous charges for parking, etc. (usually more than €50 a day in most European cities). All this is just so more Civil Servants can be employed and paid higher salaries. Thailand is not like this at all. I feel much safer walking down a dark street in Thailand than I would in any European street. On the whole driving is safer in Thailand than in Europe (even the WHO states that Thailand is safer than Switzerland if motor bikes are excluded from the statistics). Things we farangs see happening on the road sometimes seem very strange to us. That doesn’t mean however that these are always wrong or dangerous. Thai’s have a lot more common sense than Farangs give them credit for and most of them are certainly more intelligent. More often than not we are the ones doing and saying stupid things. Most Europeans are complaining about their own countries being changed by the influx of muslims but these same Europeans are trying to change Thailand to be more like Europe. Why? Look for the good things in Thailand. Would you like to be paying all the direct and indirect taxes in Thailand that you would have to pay in your own country. Would you like to be paying higher prices in bars, restaurants or shops? Would you like daily speeding- and parking fines dropping thru the letter box. That is what change would lead to. Let it be, enjoy life and stop complaining! If you can’t do that go back to your own country and good riddance.

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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by HHTel » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:41 pm

Are you for real???

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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by aragon » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:05 pm

HHTel wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:41 pm
Are you for real???
:agree: Too much loopy juice or :rasta: me thinks!!
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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by Spitfire » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:08 pm

He probably arrived here a couple months ago.
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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by HarryVardon » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:29 pm

As it happens I've been here for more than 10 years and have found very little to complain about. I enjoy life in Thailand otherwise I would have been long gone!

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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by stretch » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:47 pm

but your complaining

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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by Felipesed1 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:41 pm

But the OP is not complaining about Thais or Thailand - but about Falang always complaining about the Country they have chosen to live in, usually because it is much cheaper than their home Country.

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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by RCer » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:59 pm

Westerners have been visiting other countries, then moving to them and complaining about them for centuries. The chief complaint is how the place isn't like back home.

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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by centermid7 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:37 pm

I would estimate that about 90% of the OP was complete BS.

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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by Felipesed1 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:48 pm

I would disagree with you!

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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by RCer » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:51 pm

centermid7 wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:37 pm
I would estimate that about 90% of the OP was complete BS.
I disagree with you, as well.

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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by Big Boy » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:58 pm

Well, I'm about 90% happy with my new life in Thailand. However, I'm one of those people who are happy when they're moaning, so if something is winding me up, I'll have a good old moan, and I'll enjoy it.

Actually, one of my biggest moans is about people who say, "Let it be, enjoy life and stop complaining! If you can’t do that go back to your own country and good riddance." I'm afraid if something upsets me, I will moan. However, I'd moan wherever I was living in the world. We can't all be Mr Perfect HarryVardon I'm afraid.
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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by HHTel » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:54 pm

Well said BB.

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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by huahin4ever » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:21 pm

Agree to many points in op's post, but the traffic? I wonder which planet he's been driving on??? Basically everything here is wrong with the traffic system, learning or lack thereof and how Thais drive! The worst is that I tend to become like them over time, which imo is a complete tragedy.
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Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaing

Post by Spitfire » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:49 pm

Nowhere is some sort of utopian paradise, including Thailand. I'm glad it is not the same as the EU where I come from, but it doesn't mean to say that it hasn't got it's faults and opinion of it all is a good thing.

I reserve the right to say as I see fit (other than a couple of topics) as have lived here almost 20 years now. However, most things are acceptable generally, but my main gripe here is about dealing with officialdom and the bureaucracy regarding living here. It doesn't matter how much I contribute, pay taxes, integrate myself, assist society, learn the language, marry a local, buy big ticket items etc etc etc...I am still treated the same as a two week wonder tourist. A little annoying to be honest.

Moronic and piss-taking BS is moronic piss-taking BS, where ever you are, many locals are hopelessly brainwashed. There are many apologists that think they know it all....but fail to realise that this society could be improved so much without losing it's character or individuality....many people hate progress, like the Nazis that are in charge now.

TBH.....Thailand was a way more enjoyable place to be 15 years ago.
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