Fake Monks - The Cure

This is a part of our Cambodia forums to chat about anything Cambodia-related. This discussion forum is at the top of our site because it's usually the busiest part of the expat community chatter with random topics on just about everything, including expat life, Khmer politics, Cambodian blogs we have or have come across, or whatever else our members want to discuss. Whether you're an expatriate, tourist, Cambodian or random traveler just passing through South East Asia, you are welcome to talk about anything or start new topics yourselves.
Otis
Expatriate
Posts: 392
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:57 pm
Reputation: 3

Fake Monks - The Cure

Post by Otis » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:16 am

Was walking around 136 the other day and saw one of our own fake monks making his beaded and braceleted rounds scanning the population for fresh-faced foolish honkies as usual.

I entered the Barang Senate convened as usual in its chamber at the tables in front of Neil's Mart and announced that no one would be permitted to leave until someone came up with a workable idea on the fake monk scourge matter. One of the gathered, a genius, whose name I forget but who is in NZ for a visit now, was on it within 10 seconds.

His solution: give them funeral money.
Otis
Expatriate
Posts: 392
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:57 pm
Reputation: 3

Re: Fake Monks - The Cure

Post by Otis » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:36 am

MORE - Saw 2 of these robed entrepreneurs in the space of about 20 mins on the beach paths of Occheteal flitting about as ever.
Sailorman
Expatriate
Posts: 2321
Joined: Tue May 27, 2014 6:32 am
Reputation: 0

Re: Fake Monks - The Cure

Post by Sailorman » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:29 am

I was approached by one of the usual fake monks while enjoying a cold one at Charley Harper's. I told him he had until I got out of my chair to get out of my sight or he would be joining the spirit world. Its wonderful to see someone in a orange dress can move that fast.
User avatar
Hotdigr
Expatriate
Posts: 1182
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 12:22 pm
Reputation: 180

Re: Fake Monks - The Cure

Post by Hotdigr » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:36 pm

Can't do anything about them on the public walkway, but I have refused them access to our bar/restaurant area and our private beach. I literally told them to fuk off and stop hassling my customers. Earned me the evil eye every time they walk past, but I couldn't give a rats arse. I do this with ANY of the beggars, massage ladies or bracelet sellers that actively harass my customers as do most of the other business' on Serendipity. The decent ones are welcome, the harassers are sixty sixed.
User avatar
peter.storm
Expatriate
Posts: 120
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:58 pm
Reputation: 2
Location: Phnom Penh
Great Britain

Re: Fake Monks - The Cure

Post by peter.storm » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:27 pm

They have approached on a number of occasions, I just tell them in a loud voice that they are fake monks and real monks never ask for money. Quite often they get angry and I say that real monks would never get angry. They usually walk away quick.
Facebook;- Creating Narcissists from nobodies!!!!!!

Hornithology;- The study of featherless birds!!
User avatar
PSD-Kiwi
Expatriate
Posts: 2894
Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:25 am
Reputation: 778
New Zealand

Re: Fake Monks - The Cure

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:06 pm

I feel so left out...not once have I ever been approached by the fake monks or the Filipino blackjack scammers :( ...is it because I don't wear socks and sandals or tuck my t-shirt into my cargo shorts???
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Cricket99, crob, Cruisemonkey, Freightdog, Ghostwriter, Google Adsense [Bot], jjy and 454 guests