Number of Persons Ignored Per City Block I sometime think of what I call the, - Jerk Quotient. - Normally I use a word that starts with A and ends with Hole. This is the percentage of people in a culture that are jerks. Contrary to any politically correct beliefs of justice, fairness and we need to treat all people equally,-------- I say equal, I do think it, and I do try, however less tell the truth, let us be honest… Ok, I know that is not natural anymore for many people.
--------------------------------- Bangkok, Thailand Southeast Asia Wednesday, November 7, 2007 Andy of HoboTraveler.com --- ----------------------------------
Do not stereotype Judging people All men are created equal Give them the benefit of the doubt
Robert kept talking to the Taxi Drivers at the entrance to Khao San Road.
I said, - Robert you know better than to start conversations with Taxi Drivers, you have been traveling too long to do that.-
A good traveler knows how to stop people, stop a beggar, stop a tout, stop any annoying person dead in their tracks. It is amazing ability, and a good book to read that explains about the Traveler phenomenon is a book: Are you Experienced ? - by William Sutcliffe
A person that believes all people deserve to be listened too, are probably people I do not listen too, as I cannot be bothered.
I have people apologize, Andy, I did not read your post, or I do not read all your post, and I say, - I put titles on them to help you, come on, I know you do not, please pick and choose, this is like a newspaper, read what you like and disregard the rest. -
To disregard people, ignore people, and walk on the other side of the street.
I have decided, the A - Hole Quotient is difficult, too subjective, it would be better to count the number of people I ignore per city block or 100 meters. As I was walking down Khao San Road yesterday, I think I ignored comments from about 1 person per 10 meters. I thought to myself, I know why I seldom walk down Khao San Road, it is not that I do not like Khao San Road, it is I do not enjoy ignoring people, it is not natural for me. I did not grow in in London, New York or Los Angeles, or Bangkok where people have upper levels advanced training in this, and it becomes their nature.
I can experiment for fun; I will count the actual number of people I ignored on specific tourist blocks of the planet.
The reason I walk down Khao San Road here in Bangkok, Thailand is because I want to see just how crazy people can be, it is good voyeuristic pleasure. There are people who look, and those who volunteer to become the entertainment. NOTE: Engage brain, in Africa, I was the entertainment for the locals.
I remember a women in Las bringing her children to view me, they walked around and pointed at me as if I was a cow.
Hmmm… I wonder, does this qualify as being a cheeky comment as defined by them British Lawyer girls in Tamale, Ghana?
Cheeky ---- trying to get away with saying something, hmmm or maybe it is the truth, is the truth cheeky?