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    Is there a light hearted phrase that I could use with my all too common verbal interchanges with BKK taxi drivers who want 200+ Baht for a 60 Baht fare.
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    Is there a light hearted phrase that I could use with my all too common verbal interchanges with BKK taxi drivers who want 200+ Baht for a 60 Baht fare.
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    you could say "put jak tut" it means you are talking through your bum.
    dont judge me by my past, I dont live there anymore.

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    It's down to the age old skill of bargaining. Best thing is to smile - I always find it amusing watching farangs trying to bargain in LOS. Iron face, usually taking it far too seriously.

    I'm surprised taxis are trying to negotiate fares unless you're out in the sticks.

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    P.S. I'm not sure I'd use David's words!

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    Don't negotiate, just get the next one. There is always one decent enough to use the meter.

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    I just sought advice on this. After a brief misunderstanding I am informed "puut jak tuut" hits the spot even " "poot jak toot"

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    "put jak tut"
    Just tried it on the Su..... no effect. Will have another go later on after a beer, my Thai lingo seems to get a bit better then
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    What annoys me more is when we stop an empty taxi and my girlfriend tells him where we want to go. There is a blank expression for a few seconds then they shake their head and drive off. Were not asking for a taxi ride to the moon and back.

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    Most of the time just now I just shake my head, smile and move on. Unfortunately for me I am slightly in the sticks from the areas where I'm going to need a taxi, all the way out in Ratchayothin!

    During the day the BTS/MRT and a bus and I'm sorted!

    The 60 baht was between Silom and Sukhumwit Soi 5.
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    My wife always tells them, please do not drive us around the town we always Tip, that usually works .last time in BKK we tried to get a taxi from suan Lum Bazaar to Thonburi at 23.30 hours, we were refused by about 15 taxis, we had a fair bit of trouble with them not wanting to go on long runs, apparently they cannot legally refuse you ,unless they are taking the taxi back to their garage.

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    i just tried that poot jak toot on my mrs only to have a very confused look of her.then darling speak English i dont understand you.
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    try with a t/d sound on toot, eg poot ock jak doot

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    you could say "put jak tut" it means you are talking through your bum
    Just tried it on the Su..... no effect. Will have another go later on after a beer, my Thai lingo seems to get a bit better then
    i just tried that poot jak toot on my mrs only to have a very confused look of her.then darling speak English i dont understand you.
    IMHO speaking impolite Thai (even badly) will get you absolutely nowhere...........

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    Originally posted by guava:
    ... IMHO speaking impolite Thai (even badly) will get you absolutely nowhere...........
    You might have a point, use international language ... ... just tell him to **** off and walk away
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    Originally posted by Tobias:
    You might have a point, use international language ... ... just tell him to **** off and walk away

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    You might have a point, use international language ... ... just tell him to **** off and walk away
    after paying the 60 baht of course

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    Indeed Steve, but only if they've actually made the journey
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    I would try an laugh and "kun poot len gap pom. Kon Thai jai hai kun hok sip baht. Pom Hai kun bad sip baht." (offer 80 when Thais pay 60)
    This mean you're joking with me (speak-play) and keeps it light-hearted, which is probably the best way of starting off a bartering session

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    all the way out in Ratchayothin!
    That ain't far out at all. I'm way out further and never have problems with Taxis, any time of day!

    There's loads of buses on both Vipa and Pahol going into town, just a few stops from the MRT/BTS.

    If it's late, then there's always rows of Taxis lined up outside the Major Cineplex until about 2am.

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    I never have a problem going into town. It's trying to get back from town at night that is sometimes a pain in the neck probably because they think they won't get a fare back.
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