How do you pretend to be Poor ?

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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by UKJ » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:17 pm

If you think an expat is about to ask you for a loan of money, ask him first , so he doesn't ask you ;) I like the saying - Never a borrower or a lender be.
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:29 pm

Sorry kiwi - 1) scream abuse when some little old lady tries to make 100 riel profit off you. 2)walk everywhere, even when its pissing with rain and the sewers are overflowing - with no shoes of course 3)carry a water bottle with you and fill it up for free in the toilets of the closest bar/restaurant 4)grow dreads and a beard - saves getting a cut and shave (also serves as umbrella/food storage) 4)get a $1 hammock that you can offer to sling up when you want to crash at a bar-buddy's 5)never pay for a drink - its always payday tomorrow/you've just been robbed 6)hang about outside weddings waiting for someone to throw you an empty can which might have a drop left 7)hold on to that can, it's worth money, and while you're at it grab that can out of the hands of the 4 year old, snotty-nose kid next to you...
Thats probably enough to get going.

Then start a thread on an internet forum called "Why do people in Cambodia look down on me?"
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by nightmare.believer » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:47 pm

I have perfected the penniless backpacker look. Do you wash your shirts in the bathroom with soap and water, then hang them to dry? It shows. Do you hang your sweaty clothes up, allow the sweat to dry, then see which ones are the least...fragrant? Yes. It shows. Are you wearing a pair of running shoes that you ran 600km in, retired them, and now just wear them for going out and about? Fill in the blanks: It _ _ _ _.
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:30 am

And that pink wax in your dreadlocks reveals itself to be a bar of hotel soap that you lost 3 months ago (that you pinched out of the shared bathroom while staying in the $2 dorm)... I remember you now.
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by nightmare.believer » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:54 am

Anchor Moy wrote:And that pink wax in your dreadlocks reveals itself to be a bar of hotel soap that you lost 3 months ago (that you pinched out of the shared bathroom while staying in the $2 dorm)... I remember you now.
I'm not a thief. I'm just thrifty.
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