Farang with no manners
So the weirdest thing happened tonight. This guy emails me today on the site says he wants to meet up have a beer chat you know. That's cool because I'm always going out anyway and I've met some really cool friends from the blog so far so it's cool.
Anyway the guy is from the US and he says he is bringing his Swedish friend that he met in town. No problem. So as per my usual I encourage them to come with me to my favourite watering whole Maow Sabai (happy drunk) bar same place I arrange the Chiang Mai meet up at.
Now the Swedish guy I doubt has ever seen or read my blog so he doesn't know anything about me what I do like etc. The guy from the US does however so I'm sure we're going to get along but the first time I meet this Swedish guy he just seems a little strange and well a bit pretentious in a I know it all kind of way. I don't talk shit about people but you'll see in a minute why i'm not liking this guy.
So we get to Maow Sabai park our bikes and sit down. Milk one of the servers there comes over starts chatting to me seems we've known each other a while now, the other chicks come over too because it's pretty quiet and the US guy and the Swedish dude sit down and get handed a menu.
If you've ever been to Maow Sabai you'll know that it's kind of like a hole in the wall bar you might see in Fontana California except that the servers there get paid 80 baht a day to work so in order to get more they have to be extremely good to the customers. No this doesn't mean blowing you, just be friendly enough to make you have a good time. It's really not that seedy and hardly a karaoke type setting. It's just the cheapest place in Chiang Mai to eat and drink and have 20y/o Thai girls sit and chat with you. What hot bloody guy can't do that?
So Mr Sweden looks at the menu intently (I don't know why because it's only in Thai) I just order Leo because in the end that's the best beer they have their anyway. I'm trying to go between English and Thai all at once while everyone is talking and it's a real head spinner when Mr Sweden makes this weired face stands up waves his hands together says I can't do this get's on his bike and rides away.
I'm sitting there looking puzzled at asking the American what the hell was with that guy? Hey maybe it's not Nimmanheiman but it ain't Loi Kroh road either dude. What do you think he meant by "I can't do this" it's not like I took him into a Burmese brothel. It's just a bar/restaurant with hostesses that bad? Gees he'd probably die if I took him to the Glass window brothel.
Something weired about this guy maybe he was gay and didn't like the girls? Can't be that because I am friends with a number of gay dudes who'd have no problem meeting me there. Only thing I can think of he had a stick stuck way up his ass and had to go home to pull it out.
Obviously I'm a little more than offended and honestly embarrassed by what he did. The way he left was like saying I wouldn't be caught dead hanging around here or you. Funny thing is even if he was all high and mighty he's certainly not a gentleman and definitely has no manners. Now i'm no gentleman but I do have manners and If it were me in a situation I wasn't comfortable with i'd excuse myself politely and probably come up with some BS excuse as why I had to leave. That's the thing he made it about him when it should have been more about making us more comfortable with his departure.
Something tells me this guy isn't going to last in Thailand too long, he's probably packing his bags right now saying to himself "OMG this place is crazy beer bars with teenage girls that sit with me serve me drinks and wear tight outfits and it's going to cost me 100 baht I have to get out of here!!!"