Now back in Hua Hin and settling in nicely. Stress levels are low. Well, the were…..
Might sound like 1st world problems… but I am not in a 1st world. So it bugs me.
How many times to I have to tell a Taxi driver ‘no’ before accepts it?
The other day, walking along the street a Taxi driver sat on the side of the road next to his piece of shit taxi.
Taxi Driver: TAXI!
Me: No Thank-you
Taxi Driver: Good Price.
Me: No thanks.
Taxi Driver: Where you go?
Me: Nowhere with you
Taxi Driver: You want taxi, go Pattaya?
Me: Get lost.
– by that time I have passed him, but only to meet another with the same sales pitch 20 meters up the road.
Next up is the people who work in the new Shopping Mall in Hua Hin. It’s just totally over the top service.
Today I spent most of the time in shops trying to lose the sales assistant like Jason Bourne trying to lose a tail. Everything I looked at, some little oik was there to tell me what I was looking at. Like I didn’t know?
As a Westerner, I am used to having my own personal space in a shop when browsing. If I need some help, I’ll call over a nearby assistant who will be aware of me. Simple.
And the last thing to piss me right off today – is these FUCKING IDIOTS that ride their motorcycles with no lights. How much does a bulb cost? I must have pulled out of a junction today more than 3 times thinking the road was clear, only to find some asshole appear out of nowhere on a bike with no lights. Of course, wearing black.
Why is it the cops are not stopping these on the side of the road instead of following people around who are smoking – waiting for them to stub it out on the sidewalk? Stupid question I know.
Why has no one in the Force said to the cops on the street that if they stop bikes with no lights on, they won’t just be stopping a potential (idiot) rider getting in an accident – but also some innocent bystander.
The more time I spend here, the more frustrated I get with idiots.