On the way to the car my wife informed me that the woman won't go back to Samudera now because she lost so much face in front of the staff.
Perhaps this is the solution... we don't get mad, we just openly have a friendly conversation about what they just did terribly wrong in front of the workers until they lose enough face they'll stop coming back.
Apparently it was because I didn't just say one thing and let her apologize, but kept explaining it all the way out each time she presented an excuse with her apology until she finally just said she was sorry without an excuse.
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 . . .
Yeah, the problem with Indian is that once you get started...ExPenhMan wrote:Oh, don't get me started on Indian customers . . .
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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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Hey, they can kiss my arse.
Apparently not because I didn't lose my temper and when she started to leave insisted that she stay there and that it was fine, but that she should know doing so without asking was very rude.giblet wrote:Four years in and I'm still confounded by face. Does your wife think you also lost face for not accepting her initial apology? Making someone else lose face seems to also qualify as a loss of face.
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