Narong Thaopanya, 21, was traveling on a bus from Bangkok to Sukhothai in northern Thailand late last month when a female French backpacker sitting behind him put her feet on the headrest next to him. He was overcome with the unbearable smell of her feet and asked her to take them down, but she refused.
The army reservist then took pictures and video of her “arrogant behavior.” In them, she can be seen simply staring at him while keeping her feet up on the headrest.
“This woman’s face was beautiful but she had no manners,” Thaopanya said. “The smell from her feet was filling the whole bus. It was hot and made me feel sick, because her feet were next to my head.”
He then went on to explain their interaction and to insist that travelers visiting other countries should be more respectful.
“Somebody will have to use the seat and put their head where her dirty feet have been,” he said. “Would she have done this in her own country? If think that she thought she could get do it because she is a woman. People should be more respectful when they are visitors to other people’s countries.”