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

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

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:52 pm

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Barstool Philosophers. We’ve all met them propping up bars in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and other destinations. Usually managing to make Keith Richards look healthy and nursing their happy hour beer till it virtually evaporates, these fountains of faux-wisdom are often in the final years of their lives...

Crims on the run. (See also former Special Forces types). Another common species found throughout Asia, and, like the so-called Special Forces soldiers, they suffer from severe cases of Walter Mitty Syndrome....

The Business Cliques. More often than not these can be middle management types back home who were never going to get promoted any further but who, in Asia, can suddenly find themselves in dizzying and lofty positions....

The Trust Fund Twatpacker Often with names like Tristan or Gabriella, these are the privileged few, armed with top of the range rucksacks, $200 sandals, obligatory rebellious piercing, and the inevitable ‘emergency’ debit/credit card from mummy/daddy.

The Ecowarrior Vegan Pansexual Minstrel. The second of our backpacker subgroups and the second worst . This group are the backpacker equivalent of Jehovah’s Witnesses on a crack/acid cocktail, only this group smells bad, very bad,...

The Sex Tourist. You only have to wander around nana Plaza or Soi Cowboy in Bangkok, Street 104/136 etc. in Phnom Penh, or Victory Hill in Sihanoukville, to see just how big a part it still plays. Now this is not a dig at sex workers themselves in any way, ...

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

Post by Kratom123 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:16 pm

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

Post by explorer » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:28 pm

You need to recognize everyone is an individual. You cant say you should avoid all people in a particular category. Some people who might at first appear like they should be avoided, can be nice people. Some people you may at first think are nice, may have another side.

In the past I often chatted to a homeless alcoholic. He had messed up his life with the alcohol, but he was a harmless person, who would not hurt a flee.

Another person I spent time with seemed nice, but when something upset him, he would get very angry and yell and scream. All of the guest houses would eventually ask him to move on.

Some people get boring because they have no interests in life, except having the next beer.

There are some good people on CEO. But there are others, if you knew them in real life, you would want to avoid them.
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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 2:32 pm

explorer wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:28 pm
There are some good people on CEO. But there are others, if you knew them in real life, you would want to avoid them.
Oh, the irony. 8)
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Re: The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

Post by Duncan » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:36 pm

explorer wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:28 pm
You need to recognize everyone is an individual. You cant say you should avoid all people in a particular category. Some people who might at first appear like they should be avoided, can be nice people. Some people you may at first think are nice, may have another side.

In the past I often chatted to a homeless alcoholic. He had messed up his life with the alcohol, but he was a harmless person, who would not hurt a flee.

Another person I spent time with seemed nice, but when something upset him, he would get very angry and yell and scream. All of the guest houses would eventually ask him to move on.

Some people get boring because they have no interests in life, except having the next beer.

There are some good people on CEO. But there are others, if you knew them in real life, you would want to avoid them.



OK,,, Lets name and shame them.
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Re: The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

Post by Yobbo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:03 pm

The man in the photo is Humphrey, ex SAS :roll:
Met him in Kep then run into him again in Kampot, part time actor who spends most of his time in Thailand. Got me for $5 but well worth the entertainment :hattip:
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Re: The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

Post by hunter8 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:24 pm

People who sort other people into groups should be avoided.
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Re: The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

Post by Kammekor » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:41 pm

Missing the religious do-gooders / reigious NGO staff in the people to avoid.

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but then they avoid me like the plague too, which is a good thing.
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Re: The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

Post by Kuroneko » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:47 pm

hunter8 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:24 pm
People who sort other people into groups should be avoided.
You mean like Adolf Hitler! :shock:
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Re: The People You Most Want To Avoid In SE Asia (and sometimes everywhere else too)

Post by hunter8 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:04 pm

Kuroneko wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:47 pm
hunter8 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:24 pm
People who sort other people into groups should be avoided.
You mean like Adolf Hitler! :shock:
Yeah, you may be on to something here.
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