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Whats Wrong With Ian Forbes?

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Hey All...and Forbesy

Ive just posted this message in another forum but seeing how it wound up as me spilling my guts about my own situation i thought id make a topic of it.

Anyway, i was wondering if Forbesy might have had a few tough breaks lately as his last few posts seem to have been a little on the damning side as far as his (and our) issues with the thais.

Hes normally very bright, upbeat and happy and its obvious hes forever greatful to be in LOS (as am i) so maybe he was just taking the piss in a few cases but i did notice comments about assuming the negative straight away as far as dealing with people here and referances to how some females have been a little unscrupulous with money and gifts ect??

So im wondering whats happened to Ian to temporarily squash that cheerful outlook??

None of my beeswax (or anyone elses of course) but i can see where he's coming from in his last few postings.(im sure we'd agree Ian is one of our famous faves on these pages)

SO in my situation:

In my boredom while temporarily here in Oz i was thinking of sending a little monthly cash to a certain upcountry pooying friend so she could get the net reconnected at the family home (they got it cut off due from lack of funds)..

I thought we could possibly talk on skype or she could brush up on writing Angrit with chat or email while im away, and having the net might be a way of brightening up what could sometimes be a dull day.

Well, i thought about it for 30 seconds and had to give myself an uppercut for even contemplating OFFERING a reason to send money as i have never done so before and never will..this from the things we know,suspect and hear on TV!!

The thing is id like to help out like that in some small way (they are not rich) but i cannot be sure that my doing so will not open the floodgates and turn a nice girl into someone that will go at it like a champion IF she gets a hint of being able to take advantage in that way....and especially if friends and family get into her ear about the supposed rich farang.

From what ive noticed about some thai behaviours (and neverending posts) its most probable that the money wouldnt even go into the net access at all and instead would frittered away on a 10 000 baht handbag or something with the excuse that she cant get it going and connection no good..ect ect

Still, she's never asked or hinted about me sending money while away so in my thinking t works both ways:

A. I like her and would like to help her or at least be a little kind in some small way BECAUSE of the fact that she hasnt shown any greed or made demands or acted in those ways before..

BUT...

B. Id have to be BAH MUK MUK to get her into the habit hey?

I can see what other posters would say..

id be inviting myself to be milked and be lined up with a mountain of expenses for everything

need money phone connection

need money microphone

computer broken, need money fix

need money power bill

connection no good

sick buffalo stomped on computer ect ect

and then at the end of the day i could find all the money went on something else.

SO thats the dliemna, my point is that its a shame that the actions of a few of the unscrupulous (or such as we percieve from TV) can sometimes affect the kindness that could have been directed to someone truelly worthy....

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It's quite simple, Oz. I finally arrived at the comfortable expat world of thaivisa. For the first 12 years before finding thaivisa I wandered around Thailand with the simple wonderment of it all and you couldn't scrape the smile off my face with a knife. Now I've found that comfort zone of complaining about everything... just like the rest of the expats here. You could say some here have taught me very well.

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It's quite simple, Oz. I finally arrived at the comfortable expat world of thaivisa. For the first 12 years before finding thaivisa I wandered around Thailand with the simple wonderment of it all and you couldn't scrape the smile off my face with a knife. Now I've found that comfort zone of complaining about everything... just like the rest of the expats here. You could say some here have taught me very well.

Never really saw you as one to follow the crowd Ian....... :)

More one for ignoring the crowd......so unlearn......and get back to smiling...... :D:D:D

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Life is a bit like "Great Expectations". Dont you often wonder if pip was better off not knowing and being satisfied with life? I suppose its all a take on that original bite of apple story...whatever that was all about.

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Have to say that I found it refreshing to hear the odd comment from IanForbes that wasn't scrupulously polite to a ridiculous degree!

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Ian is the kind of guy (in my opinion) whose one of those "arty" types enjoys life people drawing photography and making things, always interested in everything the outdoors etc everything.

I would love to be like this!!

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It's quite simple, Oz. I finally arrived at the comfortable expat world of thaivisa. For the first 12 years before finding thaivisa I wandered around Thailand with the simple wonderment of it all and you couldn't scrape the smile off my face with a knife. Now I've found that comfort zone of complaining about everything... just like the rest of the expats here. You could say some here have taught me very well.

Oh come on Ian, snap out of it! ! !

:D :D :D :D :D :D :):D

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Life is a bit like "Great Expectations". Dont you often wonder if pip was better off not knowing and being satisfied with life? I suppose its all a take on that original bite of apple story...whatever that was all about.

Are you trying to confuse me? ? ?

:)

Because in case you are, you are doing a great job.

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Life is a bit like "Great Expectations". Dont you often wonder if pip was better off not knowing and being satisfied with life? I suppose its all a take on that original bite of apple story...whatever that was all about.

Are you trying to confuse me? ? ?

:)

Because in case you are, you are doing a great job.

Pip is found in an apple......now do you understand?...... :D

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Ian to me is a rare bird in todays aviary , where many are confined to limited access to the real evolving world , he has more of an old English wry sense of humour , not always easily appreciated .

Please do not be derogatory concerning poor hapless 'PIP' . that was my military nick-name .

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Ian to me is a rare bird in todays aviary , where many are confined to limited access to the real evolving world , he has more of an old English wry sense of humour , not always easily appreciated .

Please do not be derogatory concerning poor hapless 'PIP' . that was my military nick-name .

Sorry, but have to disagree.

He never quite understood that having an opinion did not necessarily mean he was putting down life in Thailand. Hence all the bland posts that actually meant nothing.

A 'wry' sense of humour was never displayed, only the boring 'everything is great here' line.

p.s. One has to assume he's finally learned the 'hard' way, but is too embarrassed to admit it.

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