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To the foreign and the furious: Best to park that temper

Sure, hassles like, say, gender-based parking restrictions, might raise one's ire, but it only takes a bit of perspective to realise that smooth riding in this Kingdom means keeping your passions in neutral

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It's pathetic, I know, and had I seen somebody else doing what I did I would have pointed at me and said: ''Look at that stupid farang arguing with that poor security guard.'' 

Two years ago in this column I wrote about what I call Melting Moments, which I defined as any time a foreigner has a complete meltdown in Thailand over the stupidest thing.

For me, it usually happened with a Robinson sales staff member who took an amount of time equivalent to a lunch break to ring up my pair of socks purchase.

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