Am I alone in thinking the phrase ‘This is Thailand’ is no longer (was it ever?) an acceptable excuse for sub-standard and outright stupid behaviour? There was a time where it used to me a giggling matter – something a little cute about the Thai’s. Like a child drawing on the walls with crayon. But that was way back when. What about now?
I know we shouldn’t assume or impose our own countries standards upon a developing country – but a lot has to do with common sense.
It’s 2015 for christ sakes. Half these people have joined the modern world and are glued to Facebook, iPhones, twitter and god knows what else – but yet still have not figured out that a crash helmet will save their lives?
And I am sick of hearing this crap about ‘if its their time, then so be it’. Utter horse shit. They are saying that if the drunk truck driver behind them crashes into them at the lights – then it was meant to be? Really? The Final Destination franchise could go on forever in Thailand if that were true.
What about all these natural disasters? Floods, Tsunami – is this a way to get all the people that cheated death in the first place?
And that’s just regarding people taking care of their own lives. What about the other areas which ‘TiT’ covers?
Thai people being late for an appointment? The workmen that arrived several hours late due to a late night drinking session the night before. How many of us could get away with turning up for work several hours late without offering an excuse – just saying ‘This is Europe’.
There are SO many inefficiencies that are just kept under the TiT umbrella that really makes me wonder if the Thai people are just using it as an excuse to be lazy.
Maybe I am looking at it all wrong? Maybe they are right? Maybe when the troops landed in Iraq and started shooting the hell out of everything, the troops just say ‘This is America’?
Maybe when someone is jumping into a queue – the people of the queue should say ‘This is England’?
Maybe when I get a lift in Dubai which fucking stinks of B.O – the other people in the lift should say ‘This is Pakistan’?
The people that accept ‘TiT’ as an excuse for sub-standard services and quality. If we do that, how is it these services will ever improve?
If I were to accept sub-standard quality or services – then that would say something about me. So NO, I don’t accept it. If a workman is late – then he can took off and I’ll call someone else in. If the quality is crap – then I won’t buy it – and I shall tell them also that it’s crap.
This maybe Thailand – but its my standards I live by.
Here is a thought – Why is it possible to drive past a policeman on a bike, with 3 passengers (kids) with no crash helmets, no license or insurance whilst on the wrong side of the road and the its o.k?
Yet if I were to stub a cigarette butt out on the ground – I get a 2k but fine?
This is Thailand? No… This is fucking ridiculous!