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Retired in the Philippines, Old Dog New Tricks, Bad Foreigner! I review the time I acted poorly in the Philippines@Paul in the Philippines Old Dog New Tricks What could I or should I have done different?

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  1. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Some days things just conspire enough to push you over the edge and it happens Good for May and you told the story so well and display no arrogance at all just contrition. Well done Paul

  2. I can relate, I get so frustrated every time I try to do business around here, and that’s even though I’m used to it and learned to be patient. πŸ˜πŸ™„

  3. I got a good laugh out of your Walgreens, Jesus Christ story. Reminded me of daily life when I was with my Archie Bunker type father. Lol. He passed away a few months ago at 91. He embarrassed me so many times. Great memories though. Have a great day Paul

  4. Yup. Used to make me mad. For the past 10-15 years what I’ve done is look at what I’m wanting to buy and compare that to the stress. Ice cream for example, I’m buying for enjoyment. Dealing with morons is not enjoyable. So I leave the ice cream there and leave and not be upset at all. Do I really “need” ice cream? Nope. So I save $3 and am healthier. It also taught me to not ever return to the same store because it’s pretty much always going to be like that. After 10-15 years I rarely go into any store. I’m much healthier and have more time to do things I actually like more.

  5. Those stories were great! Sometimes it tough to be calm and not cranky. Occasionally That happens to everyone. When I went one disability a year ago it was amazing the amount of BS I had to deal with and continue to deal with but you just have to be patient, it’s always thee little things that can set you off. Good luck and keep up with the stories! I’m hoping to make it out there sooner rather than later.

  6. your time management oriented living in Philippines lol. that’s gotta be tough. from all i hear it’s the capital of killing a lot of time to accomplish anything. I’m looking forward to it lol I heard so much about it

  7. Welcome back with your new and improved channel. I’m sure that most of us have had a moment like that in our lives I know that I have. Like you it was a bit of a surprise for me to have a outburst of any kind but it happens. Thanks for the story that was a great ending.

  8. Hey Paul welcome back, happens to the best of us, but I don’t think it’s us you need to apologize too? Did you apologize to that poor traumatized sales girl lol? πŸ™‚

  9. Just stumbled across your channel and liked what I saw and heard… I currently live in Henderson, NV… I’m medically retired since 2003… your attitudes and stories are very much like PhillyinthePhilippines… keep up the good work…

  10. Don’t be too hard on yourself Paul. That was pretty mild angst. I am sure it could have been a great deal worse considering the tone and heat of the day as you described them (#2). I guess it might be a good idea to ask up front about what is in stock with a smile and laugh before you start in with your expectations. It might save some time (time management) and frustration to have the current stock situation up front. Appreciate the video, always insightful and entertaining. Mitch

  11. I was a Walgreens pharmacist and we used to have long lines of people, and everyone used to pull out their checkbook and take their own sweet time, drove me nuts. lol

  12. Also, those CVS, Walgreens, store cards are for “points” and coupons, cash rewards to be applied only for future purchases, sale items for “member/club cardholders” only, discounts. Essentially a tracking system for your purchases and product choices to keep you interested in coming back to them instead of a competing store.

  13. So, you go to the coffee shop, no coffee. You get fries and a.burger, no ketchup. You go to the hardware store, no light bulbs. You go to the phone store, no phones..!!??
    I’m very afraid I’ll be one of the 5% πŸ€ͺ

  14. 🀣 Your delivery, pace, phraseology is funny and engaging! So as not to be rude and be perceived as arrogant, is there a polite and courteous way when you go to a merchant, restos, etc. to ask: “What is it that you don’t have (and in non-verbal silently in your mind only = so that I don’t have to ask for it)?” What if you go to the bank to draw funds and they say “we don’t have any money”? Can you pre-empt and say “Do you have money today?” It may behoove you to go back to the sales clerk/girl and ask for an apology, may be even bring a small inexpensive chocolate bar to make her day. Then maybe she’ll have your stuff in stock in the future (good luck w that) πŸ˜…

  15. That was funny. I like that you can poke fun at yourself. I had a mixture of customer service experiences:in the Phils from excellent (over and beyond what was required) to very poor.

  16. U are a better man then I. U have only went off twice in your life in 65 years. Wow. I grew up in a rough neighborhood and had to fight or flee. I have always been small & learned not to let bullies push me around so I never cared if a guy was 3 X my size I fight. My dad always told me no one wins a fight but if you have to make sure they know they have been in a fight. I have never let another man hurt my girl. You can say what about me today & I could care less but U don’t hurt my girl. I realize I am a guest here & control my temper when they do some of the weird things, they do that is different.

  17. Hey Paul great stories. Good laughs. We all been there done that…hehehe. Mae is awesome, she knows how to keep you on track and with fantastic humor… A rare catch. Take care!

  18. Hey Paul my friend, I probably just would have left the store. Wow. It’s just amazing. I guess she didn’t care that you were in line waiting to pay for your melting ice cream. Haha hahaha hahaha πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚. God bless you and baby Mae my friend.

  19. Hey Paul my friend, unfortunately there are bad foreigners all over. They think because they are from the United States or other first world countries, they can pretty much say what they want. Newsflash, it doesn’t work that way. Remember, it’s better in the Philippines.πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ God bless you and baby Mae always my friend.😊 😊 😊 ❀️ ❀️ ❀️

  20. You are the Garrison Keillor and Valencia the Lake Wobegon of YouTube. Your stories are just true to life, not fictional. I come to your channel for this stuff.

  21. hilarious the way you told it. Both scenes are like scenes out of a movie. Also, maybe all of these lockdowns are contributing to fraying the nerves lately somehow? either that or u may have a short fuse? hope u have a good day

  22. I am sure most of us had moments that we were not the most proud of. Best thing we can do is hang our head in Shame and leave.

    Think of people that experience Road Rage, then be thankful you did not fall to that category.

  23. I feel your frustration. Been there and had the same experience. Out of salt, out of napkins, out of water, out of vegetables. That’s the charm of the place.

  24. 95% respect the locals, only 5% are whack jobs?? I get the impression there are far more than 5% of foreigners that are an embarrassment for one reason or another.

  25. I will try to be a good foreigner when i visit, i try to never get angry here in America, let alone in a foreign country, just wanted be first to comment lol

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