If the store are ok with queue jumpers, it's maybe best to just roll up your sleeves, stick your elbows out and muscle into a space like everyone else. Angkor Mart get it. And I'm certain they have a loyal customer base partly because of forcing khmers to queue. However, in other stores, it's not the way, and I think we kind of look a bit dickish being the only barang in the shop and trying to force the locals to queue up like it was a 1950s London bus stop.
My beef is when I'm being served and the salesperson gets interrupted, and obliges the interrupter, leaving me feeling like a swinging dick.
Clerk at One and One mart on 271 for us Boeng TomPun folks sent a queue jumper behind the other day. She told her to get to the back of the line before I even had a chance! I smiled and told her thank you !ExPenhMan wrote:Isn't that effed up? They do NOT "lose face" for being rude, but lose face for being called out for being rude. Talk about inside out.
Thing is, some shops act in a way that makes me think they expect you to push your way to the front and if you don't act fast, someone jumps right in front of you.
I've sent line jumpers packing. And counter clerks have done so too here in Thailand. They may answer an interloper's question but they continue to serve me despite the pushy jumper who's sticking cash in the clerk's face and demanding something. Line jumping doesn't happen so much anymore in Thailand, even at 7-11s. The only exception has been phone shops, oddly enough.
Oh, don't get me started on Indian customers . . .
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Yeah, losing face here can be a lot of fun, truth be told!Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:I dunno, I kind of like getting angry
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And so...LTO wrote:They do. They just don't know it, or care.StroppyChops wrote:Apparently barang do not lose face.
Â Â Â Â ...they don't lose face.
Face, like reputation, is not only something you have but how others perceive you.StroppyChops wrote:And so...LTO wrote:They do. They just don't know it, or care.StroppyChops wrote:Apparently barang do not lose face.
Â Â Â Â ...they don't lose face.
"Kafka is 'outdone' in our country, the new fatherland of Angkor" - Norodom Sihanouk
Could you please just translate 'Chaâ€‹-Loi' as Google translate is baffled by it , thank youGeneral Mackevili wrote:Ha! That awkward moment when I don't know if I should start making a big scene and call them "cha-loi" or simple smile at them because they're just getting back in line with their friend.OrangeDragon wrote:...I didn't mind at the time because I thought she was with the person checking out. ...
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