Anyhow, today I do feel like shite. For those of you who don't know what shite is, it's British for shit. I've hung out with enough Brits and been to the U.K. often enough that I feel comfortable using the word SHITE. Maybe it's because Bangkok has been raining every day for the past week, it's hot as a witches' ***, and I sleep like shit every single night unless I pop a Valium or Dormicum (which I hate and generally refuse to do). I usually only sleep four or five hours if I'm lucky and it's almost never like hotel sleep. You know, the kind you get when you sleep in one of those beds with extra padding and a nice thick blanket, and the room is cold? I'm sure some of you know what I mean.
I think I simply have the rainy day blues. I don't mind it being hot. But when it's hot, sticky, and raining, I start getting pissy. Plus, I spent all day Saturday dealing with that f*****g internet company from hell known as True. For those of you who come here all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed thinking Thailand is the greatest paradise on the planet, come live here. It can be a fantastic place to live, make no mistake about this, but if you're living here, sometimes you need to zone out and overlook the lousy service, racist attitudes, and taxi drivers who try hitting on your wife.
Of course, I have no problem telling a disrespectful driver in Thai to shut up, I understand Thai, and she's my wife. I have no problem informing him if I were Thai this would be viewed as a serious breach of protocol. I would have no problem pulling a Rocky Marciano on his ass either but I'm a little old man now and promised my wife I wouldn't fight anymore. Confrontation has a way of finding those who want it but since I would prefer not to be hacked to death by some Ya-ba crazed taxi driver looking for a reason to get all Congo-like on the foreigner, I try to speak tactfully, while smiling. After being in Thailand for so many years, of course, no matter what, I smile.
A few weeks ago one of my YouTube viewers told me he thought I went too easy on a guy who wrote in asking how he should feel about some girl who was probably slutting around with every Tom, Dick, and Somchai. I told him there was no reason for me to be nasty and it doesn't cost a thing to be polite. The truth is, sometimes I want to say exactly what I want to say. I want to get shitty and attack the consequences head on. This is me. This is the true me.
Before I complete my rant, if you want to get to know me, here's a condensed version of a story that illustrates my darker side...and no violence of any kind was involved. Only a little bullying.
female) with bad attitudes, and poorly run company. Of course, losing me as a customer means nothing to them. It's all part of the game and figured into the overall picture. For the moment, I am still using their service. They came out and supposedly fixed my service — this is the third time — and as long as it holds up, I'll stick with them simply because my guess is the other internet services providers are just as bad, if not worse. But one more slip-up, and I've made up my mind, it's time to switch over to the 3BB company. Watch the video below for further details about my interaction with True Internet. It ain't pretty, as the saying goes, but as I understand it, internet in the United States is even worse!
Follow my journey from Bangkok to Singapore via the jungle line. Then, come with me when I spend a day in Cambodia. In this video I go over the costs of my trip so far and how much I expect to pay in total. Below are the specifics of the trip.