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The Ripoffs Return & The Bullshit Is Back

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It really hasn’t taken very long for Thailand to return to its old ways despite only a small number of tourists actually touching down so far.

As an ex-pat living and working in Bangkok throughout the pandemic, the joys of being able to hail a cab and jump in without the ritual of shouting your destination through a window, not getting back out after getting in or any of the other bullshit when trying to get from A to B.

It was a wonderful time.

Yup, the small things can make a world of difference to your day and you, me, and the man from the moon have all been there when it comes to cranky cabbies.

“Pbai nai?”, “Mai mee gas”, “Ohh too far”, “Song roi baht, okay?”.

But it would seem the good times are over and it’s not just taxi twats up to their old tricks again ether.

The Ripoffs Return The Bullshit Is Back

A lot of bars are back to wanting funny money too. 50 baht for a bucket of ice? Seriously? You can fuck right off with that nonsense. 50 fucking baht. For a small bucket of ice. No way Jose.

The same place was charging 50 baht for a game of pool too. The cues were like a snapped branch with a bit of felt glued on the end and the table was sitting on beer crates.

Keep in mind this particular establishment could only be described as a shack. The last time it saw a paintbrush Noah was loading the ark.

So, what happened to all those delightful drink deals and fantastic food offers we were enjoying the length and breadth of Sukhumvit? They have disappeared faster than a toupee in a hurricane.

The tuk-tuk hustlers are back out in force too, no doubt with free trips to the tailors and gem shop back on the itinerary. No thanks, bro.

It sure was nice while it lasted but the ripoffs and bullshit are most definitely back in full effect, in Bangkok at least.

Ah well, it was nice while it lasted.

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New Stickboy 2.0 Social Channels To Follow

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Follow, follow, you should follow Stickboy…

Several new Stickboy 2.0 social media channels are now live and awaiting you to press Like & Follow.

The new Facebook page is right here.

Twitter folks can follow on @StickboyBangkok, while the Insta crowd can head here.

YouTube, TikTok and Line Official are all in the works and will be live during July.

New Social Channels

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Technical Troubles

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In the process of making a few changes to the front and backend of Stickboy 2.0 it would seem that every upgrade or fix results in numerous breakages.

The most frustrating of them all is the PHP cache that won’t automatically clear leaving visitors thinking there have been no updates since their last visit when there probably have been.

technical troubles

A temp fix for readers is to refresh the homepage in your browser and Voilà! All the latest updates will appear.

Hopefully, the tech folks will have this fixed over the weekend.

As for all the other small snags, they will be fixed soon. Fingers crossed.

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