Here’s something I found from a Farang who’s having problems with his Thai girlfriend and her “family”.
Advice: The service was so bad I calmly insisted we leave and go elsewhere
guess what happened?
That’s right even though I never raised my voice or used any foul language (and picked up the cheque at both places) and the place I took them to was Thai, not Falang, and much, much better …. well my girlfriend gave me dirty looks and practically refused to eat anything at the better restaurant while her best friend tried to keep me from noticing and our regular tuk-tuk driver (she thinks he’s her friend and I don’t want get into that) played both sides against each other when we each left to go to the washroom.
Now I’m getting the silent treatment.
So… who’s got them best answer for how to fix this?
You may need a bit of translation here. This guy brought his girlfriend to a restaurant which gave terrible service (which seemed to be the most important thing to him), so he decided to changed to another restaurant which is obviously not his girlfriend’s favourite. She sulked and refused to talk or eat anything. Is it even surprising? They obviously had different priorities. He thought the second restaurant was must better. She preferred the first. And in spite of her sweet, humble and demure appearance, she is the “my way or no way” type of a person. It’s so fortunate that she was showing it before marriage.
But the most interesting part had to be their “regular tuk tuk driver” was dining with them. Something tells me I’ll get an interesting story if I interview this guy and follow up with what happened next.
© Chan Joon Yee