thaiworthy wrote:That way they can keep in touch, share photos, locations, selfies, etc.
And they can also try to hit up people for money, even when the holiday making farang returns to his home country. Holiday makers need to be prepared to deal with that.
When they try to hit me up, it depends on who it is, whether it's someone I know well enough to trust, and how much he's asking for. I almost never ask them why they want the money. I'll just get some sort of bullshit answer.
Now that we're at the end of the month and the beginning of next month, I'm getting loads of "I not have money for room" messages. Paying for their rooms is something I won't do - not for any of them. I won't pay attention to the "I not have money for eat" messages either.
"You don't look any leaner."
Sir Cedric Hardwicke (Sethi), 'The Ten Commandments'
Last week I got a "My grandfather died in Udon Thani, but I not have money for bus" message. I told him, sorry, but your bus fare will have to come from your family, not from me. He tried a few times more, insisting he can't go to his grandfather's funeral unless I help him. Guess what - I did not give him any money and two days ago I got a message from him - from Udon Thani. Maybe he walked to get there . . .