Tallviking Inlagd December 28, 2010 Dela Inlagd December 28, 2010 Hittade ett kul blogginlägg som jag kopierar in här: One interesting phenomena I’ve noticed in my many trips to Thailand is that the longer Westerners stay the more acclimated they become to Thai culture. Depending on the adaptability and openness of the person this can actually happen quite fast. In every case though, eventually you start to pick up Thai habits and cultural mannerisms. So, my question is “How do you know you are becoming acclimated to Thai culture”? Or put another way, “You know you’ve been in Thailand to long when… …you start to point at things with your lips.” …you see a rat run out of a restaurant and head inside for dinner anyway.” …you frequently use the phrase “Up to you” when you want to avoid conflict surrounding a delicate question.” …you use the phrase “Up to you” when feeling non-committal about a question.” …you use the phrase “Up to you” when you have no opinion or just can’t be bothered to think about an answer to a given question.” …your current family car is a motor scooter.” …you answer the telephone and even though it’s a wrong number you spend the next 5 minutes chatting with the person on the other end.” …you place your order in a restaurant fully expecting to get something completely different and when you do receive something different you simply eat whatever was served without a word of complaint.” …you are not bothered in the least if there is a lady cleaning the urinal next to the one you’re using.” …you now speak in broken English with your friends and family back home.” …you put ice in your beer without a second thought.” …you now season every food you eat with nam pla and chilis.” …you think that a finger shoved up your nose is no big deal, but cover your mouth when using a toothpick.” …you think it’s perfectly fine to have 4 people, your monthly groceries and 2 chickens all riding on one motor bike at the same time.” …you can’t remember the last time that you wore proper shoes.” …you see a power outlet with open wiring, 6 different appliances plugged in and sparks coming out and you think it’s normal.” …you can remove a rubber band from a plastic bag in 2 seconds without spilling the contents of the bag.” Obviously the above is but a partial list. I would love to hear your ideas of things that you accept or think are normal in Thailand that would have your head spinning back in your native country. Leave me a comment below with your thoughts. Being nice is overrated - Garfield Link to comment Dela på andra sajter More sharing options...
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