One less rude Khmer butting in line...

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Re: One less rude Khmer butting in line...

Post by flying chicken » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:02 pm

I hear your pain Dragon. In Siem Reap, the cool Khmers pick up this habit from the rude Koreans and Chinese....and well the Khmer elites has the habit of pushing in line because they expected the same treatment like other Khmer establishments they visited. Embarrassingly to say, most changed this habit from the civilized barangs; from the tourists and expats.
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Re: One less rude Khmer butting in line...

Post by rick o'shea » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:04 pm

The thing is, khmers don't mind it. They see an opportunity, and they take it. And, if you are khmer and on the receiving end, you snooze, you lose, but you don't make a scene.

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.
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Re: One less rude Khmer butting in line...

Post by flying chicken » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:17 pm

You should credit my influence or whatnot :D.... A couple of times, I asked the line pushers "skoul chua te?" (do you know how to get in line?) and In Korean too...both nationalities were shocked, because no one dares. Frankly, I was kind of scared too when I said it....they could beat the shit out of me.
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Re: One less rude Khmer butting in line...

Post by Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:10 pm

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 . . .
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 !
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Re: One less rude Khmer butting in line...

Post by General Mackevili » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:54 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:I dunno, I kind of like getting angry Image
Yeah, losing face here can be a lot of fun, truth be told!

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Re: One less rude Khmer butting in line...

Post by LTO » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:55 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Apparently barang do not lose face.
They do. They just don't know it, or care.
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Re: One less rude Khmer butting in line...

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:59 pm

LTO wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:Apparently barang do not lose face.
They do. They just don't know it, or care.
And so...
    ...they don't lose face.
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Re: One less rude Khmer butting in line...

Post by LTO » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:38 am

StroppyChops wrote:
LTO wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:Apparently barang do not lose face.
They do. They just don't know it, or care.
And so...
    ...they don't lose face.
Face, like reputation, is not only something you have but how others perceive you.
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Re: One less rude Khmer butting in line...

Post by EdinWigan » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:28 am

General Mackevili wrote:
OrangeDragon wrote:...I didn't mind at the time because I thought she was with the person checking out. ...
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.
Could you please just translate 'Cha​-Loi' as Google translate is baffled by it , thank you
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Re: One less rude Khmer butting in line...

Post by frank lee bent » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:44 am

neo colonial cultural imperialism?
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