Imposing a Higher Civilization

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Imposing a Higher Civilization

Post by boozyoldman » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:36 am

On T.O.F., a person asked about how best he might encourage others in an apartment building to live like decent humans ...

Re: How to wash/fix one of those Cambodian stairways that reeks of piss and has dead rats and almost no light in it
Postby boozyoldman » Sunday Oct 23, 2016 8:58 pm

Have the following translated (well) into Khmer and have it printed. Slip it under all doors and paste it on all vertical surfaces:

You are Cambodians and enjoy living in shit. However, someone from a higher culture has come to live
close to you and now far higher standards are expected.

1 Clean up your filth.

2 Stop throwing garbage everywhere and spitting everywhere.

3 Make an effort to live like Thais and Vietnamese, people with better manners and a far higher culture than your own

That ought to do the trick!
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Re: Imposing a Higher Civilization

Post by Raybull » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:27 am

boozyoldman wrote:On T.O.F., a person asked about how best he might encourage others in an apartment building to live like decent humans ...

Re: How to wash/fix one of those Cambodian stairways that reeks of piss and has dead rats and almost no light in it
Postby boozyoldman » Sunday Oct 23, 2016 8:58 pm

Have the following translated (well) into Khmer and have it printed. Slip it under all doors and paste it on all vertical surfaces:

You are Cambodians and enjoy living in shit. However, someone from a higher culture has come to live
close to you and now far higher standards are expected.

1 Clean up your filth.

2 Stop throwing garbage everywhere and spitting everywhere.

3 Make an effort to live like Thais and Vietnamese, people with better manners and a far higher culture than your own

That ought to do the trick!
Point 3 will ensure that all the filth, garbage and what not will be at your front door instead of the stairwell, so yeah goal achieved! Best advice is to not move into such a place in the first place.
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Re: Imposing a Higher Civilization

Post by Bertros » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:44 am

I suppose just moving would have been too difficult....
and NO, I don't think this will cause any problems for him, everyone just loves this type of 'positive criticism'! :facepalm:

just sayin'


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Re: Imposing a Higher Civilization

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:35 am

we all know SE Asians love to be told of their short comings

good luck with that
3 Make an effort to live like Thais and Vietnamese, people with better manners and a far higher culture than your own
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Re: Imposing a Higher Civilization

Post by beaker » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:54 am

The only time I lived in such a place it was the owners of the building who kept the stairway cleaned. IMHO it is the landlord/building owner who should be spoken to about the mess in their stairway
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Re: Imposing a Higher Civilization

Post by Kuroneko » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:11 am

Raybull wrote: Best advice is to not move into such a place in the first place.
Exactly right, tenement style buildings anywhere in the world are generally the worst option, and usually house people of the lowest class, and with the least self esteem. Don't think you'd have much luck getting the occupants of this Jo'burg property to clean up for example :D

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Re: Imposing a Higher Civilization

Post by Username Taken » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:53 am

Don't need to go to Jo'burg to see that. We have the same right here in Phnom Penh.

From the Daily, December 2012.

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A 3-meter-high mountain of trash seen at the Borei Keila apartment complex yesterday. Ground-floor residents of Borei Keila said that the uncollected garbage, which is being thrown down on them by residents living in apartments above, is a serious health hazard. (Dene-Hern Chen/The Cambodia Daily)

https://www.cambodiadaily.com/archives/ ... plex-6894/
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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