One of the main reasons I read your blog is because of your point blank honesty. Keep it up.
One of the main reasons I read your blog is because of your point blank dishonesty. Keep it up.
Disdain, thanks goldman of nyc, a great example and 100 percent on topic in an off topic way.
Reader often do not look for ways to contribute, they for ways to spin and argue, the same as the New Media teaches them. They are products of the present generation where spin and dishonesty are more acceptable than honest statement.
He for sure does not trust me, he believes I am point blank dishonest. My essential point of this blog, the majority of reader only trust the spin artist, or people who write to get the approval of readers.
Thanks golden of nyc thank for volunteering to be the anonymous troll you are.
I miss the old newsletters. Are you ever going to do those again?
I will be doing more newsletters, there is a picture problem, I have too many. Trying to arrange a solution, sorry, I should be doing them.
I often get in trouble for telling the truth. A German acquaintance one said "Why wouldn't someone be direct and truthful that is the most efficient manner with which to communicate." I wish most Americans felt this way.
I have learned to say "that is interesting" as a replacement for something that might be offensive. The word "interesting" is just blowing smoke and allows the individual to save face for the word "interesting" can mean many things.
The Germans are maybe the closest to being direct and honest on the planet. Remove their superiority complex and we would have good situation.
USA is about 29 percent German, more, as far as I know still the largest country of origin.
The USA is right behind Germany for direct speech and honest, then it goes downhill from there.
French, a real problem
Asia, not in this life time
South America and Central America, including Mexico, forget it.
The more primitive the culture the less direct, I think direct conversations are dangerous. So in countrie where the law does not function and morals do not function safer to just keep your mouth shut or always lie.
Germans have a lot of rules and laws because they are very violent race of people. They need honesty or the other Germans may kill them.
Indirect speech is spinning and lies, what people of the world really want to hear.
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I like your blog because it is the antithesis of "turismo", as Ed Abbey liked to call it :)
Hi Mr. Andy,
Sounds like youve come across that breed of folks we call "fair weather" friends. Not a bad sort, as far as that goes. The drinking buddy or the fella you tag to when needing numbers for a mutual convenience. Just not exactly the breed you call when the weather turns stormy in a mannner of speaking. Say for instance, that buddy you can call when you get in a verbal contest with a belligerent cop and you need to be bailed out..ahem. The gravy is while doing so, the friend defends your name and honor in the process. From another viewpoint, tact is being able to tell someone to go to hell in such a way they think they will enjoy the trip. Apparently, not a skill I quite have a handle on as yet.
Good luck in both farmboy.
I have been a long time reader of yours, I wish I had the balls to do the same as you. Everyday I dream being a hobo as you are but I'm to coward to quit my high paying job.
Also would be nice to see more reports on the ladies industry, you should stay in nana rather than khao san craphole.
Nana... hehehe, I sometimes think of going over there to have some conversations with Adults. Then again, everyone over there makes me feel so old if I talk with them. I come to Bangkok to buy tickets, everything is cheap near Khao San Road and near Nana about double, I have one goal when in Bangkok, buy tickets and re-stock, maybe eat.
I stop by every now and then though I often don't leave a comment. I keep thinking that maybe you're too busy to read comments :)
O.k. so your writing isn't perfect and yes, sometimes it's a little difficult to understand what it is that you're trying to get across. But I must tell you that you have one very interesting, informative and honest blog here, Andy. I like the fact that you don't really sugar coat anything. You write very directly and to the point. You write about real life - something to which we all can relate.
So many of your posts leave me saying, "Hmm...that's interesting. We do that here in Jamaica too" or "wow! I didn't know that."
Anyway, congrats on almost reaching 4,000 posts.I can attest to the fact that 4,000 is a great accomplishment. I got to 368 and stopped!
Blog on Andy.
I still have another 40 to go or so, then 4000, but coming up soon.