The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

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Re: The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:46 pm

Homo sapiens

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Re: The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

Post by John Bingham » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:48 pm

I barely ever encounter characters like that anymore. I rarely go to bars so that helps. When I do it's usually to meet old friends from out of town or here, so I wouldn't be getting into conversations with random dudes if I can help it. The friends and people I know here are nothing like any of those stereotypes, not saying they are angels but they are in the main part successful and have had long careers spanning many places(I'm not including myself in that group, I'm a basketcase but not doing too badly!). I don't care how long someone has been here, I'm more interested in a bigger picture. Cambodia is only one part of the wider world, and much as I like it I wouldn't expect everyone to like it as much as I do and stay here for so long.

Thanks for posting those vignettes though, I thought they were hilarious. Best thread in ages!
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Re: The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

Post by clutchcargo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:54 pm

The narcissist, the 'I get it for for free' boaster and Smoking Joe Conrad's father.
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Post by Smoking Joe Conrad » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:34 pm

Expats who detest each other:

The been there done that guy and the newbie vortex hate each other as the newbie vortex keeps popping up at been there done that guys ‘hidden gem’ restaurants and bars for old timers only with some prick who has only been in country for a couple of months, thus ruining the place forever.

But what been there done that has forgotten is that it was the newbie vortex who had introduced him to the hidden gem spot in the first fucking place, yes been there done that was once a newbie too although he would never admit it, and it’s this very fact of forgetting and therefore not giving the newbie vortex credit where credit is due that is the source of so much animosity from the newbie vortex towards the been there done that guy.

So the two of them are trapped in some push me pull you black hole of expat pettiness
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Post by Phnom Poon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:07 pm

did your wife leave again?

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Re: The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

Post by Yerg » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:32 am

Smoking Joe Conrad wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:33 pm
The ‘you don’t want to meet the old me’ prat - this middle aged prick is a clean living fellow who barely drinks, works out, eats healthy, looks in good shape for his age and has a pretty local missus and a young family. Despite his wholesomeness, responsible attitude and friendly demeanour he will often allude to, but never directly talk about, an incredibly dark past. This enigmatic bullshit artist with his fake humble attitude (for he is an arrogant fucker) wears pretty thin after knowing the cunt for a year and you want the twat to either open up or shut the fuck up about his past.This king goon plonker is someone like me and I have just done all of the above in this very post.
I'm sure we must have met... :stir:
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Post by CommandoRed » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:05 am

The Ladyboy. Close thread.
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Re: The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

Post by Ghostwriter » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:10 am

The Have-it-all.

Entrepreneur, big car, sexy wife, lots of money, fancy life, land and connections, earned by good work, good attitude, perseverance and a bit of luck.

Because the real test is : can you take it that this guy realised your dreams in the same environment, but he's not actually you ? Can you keep your cool, not throw yourself at him, and go on with your less shiny life without saying shit on him ?

For many frustrated people, sometimes even the best can hurt and is best avoided.

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* Mic drop*
Nevermind, i'm not here anyway.
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Re: The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:25 am

Well said, Ghost.
But i will go further than that, and others have alluded to this also,
Finger pointing at anyone - up or down on the social scale - is usually a sign of frustration/ disappointment/ unhappiness at your own life.

And yes indeed, challenging that is the true test.
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Re: The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

Post by Cruisemonkey » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:29 am

Anyone with an AK47.
You could be next.
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