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Thread: Did Jetstar put their foot in it?

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    Did Jetstar put their foot in it?

    When I check my bookings on the Jetstar website I am currently greeted with an invite to join Club Jetstar - each time I see it I wonder if the marketing department is being a little culturally insensitive .... I doubt it is an advertising campaign aimed at Thais anyway but ..... well, can you see my point?

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    I think they are having a go at you mate.555555
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    Inappropriate pic and offensive to Thai's.
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    I think Minder is probably being playful here(correct me if not), but you can't expect them to research every single cultural quirk and sensitivity.

    And part of being a semi-intelligent mammal means being smart enough to realise that not everyone may be familiar with every aspect of every culture, and so they don't mean anything by a pic like that. And that should be enough for a Thai to overlook the innocent picture. It's actually pretty delightful. A couple of kids kicking back and laughing, which probably warmed some marketing clerk's heart and ended up being on the website. So any Thai who doesn't think of these points, and still chooses to take offence(yes it's a choice) can fuck right off!

    I somehow doubt most would take offence though. They're too mellow to give a fuck most of the time. Thai's are like the Aussies of Asia. She be right mate. Pass the beer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    I think Minder is probably being playful here(correct me if not), but you can't expect them to research every single cultural quirk and sensitivity.

    And part of being a semi-intelligent mammal means being smart enough to realise that not everyone may be familiar with every aspect of every culture, and so they don't mean anything by a pic like that. And that should be enough for a Thai to overlook the innocent picture. It's actually pretty delightful. A couple of kids kicking back and laughing, which probably warmed some marketing clerk's heart and ended up being on the website. So any Thai who doesn't think of these points, and still chooses to take offence(yes it's a choice) can fuck right off!

    I somehow doubt most would take offence though. They're too mellow to give a fuck most of the time. Thai's are like the Aussies of Asia. She be right mate. Pass the beer!
    Do you have to be so analytically correct?

    I don't like the ad-pic and my wife would see it as offensive, but its way better than MAS has done recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    Do you have to be so analytically correct?

    I don't like the ad-pic and my wife would see it as offensive, but its way better than MAS has done recently.
    I bet I sounded like marc just then. 555

    But this is a pet peeve of mine. Not being offended is not a right. Otherwise where does this crap end?
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    I'd be more concerned about posting my PNR.... but that is just me.....
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    Interesting...I logged in here...as you can see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave01 View Post
    I'd be more concerned about posting my PNR.... but that is just me.....
    LOL....Not just you......look carefully the first letter has been "painted" over and the last 2 are repeated .... no such thing as a totally ex-copper .... 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    I bet I sounded like marc just then. 555

    But this is a pet peeve of mine. Not being offended is not a right. Otherwise where does this crap end?
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    You know how many things my wife and her Thai friends do that we could take as offensive? Nothing egregious, but there are plenty
    And to be honest, most of their faux pas s/b common sense so i'd consider it worse manners,( excluding non Thais in convos is a big one that they all do)
    But as you said, too many worry about being offended

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    Pretty simple. Only Thais are offended by people showing the soles of their feet to them in a commercial sense. Why should Euro, American types be offended? But hey, that was never the point was it?
    And where the hell was Biggles.....?....when you needed him last Saturday....?

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    There was a movie poster I saw the other day where a guy was sat on top of the head of a buddha statue. I'm sure that was probably more offensive.

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    I know putting you hands on top of the head is meant to be offensive , but is holding her ears okay ?... 555
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    So if a girl is going down on you and you take hold of her head is that a no no?

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    ^ great minds 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersub View Post
    So if a girl is going down on you and you take hold of her head is that a no no?
    ...it's a risky time to find out... 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    ...it's a risky time to find out... 55
    555 indeed it is.
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