Cases like this take away from stories that deserve more attention. Facts: 1) they JUST moved to Thailand WITH all of their savings (presumably a LOT if they sold EVERYTHING a month ago) 2) they have no long-term ties to Thailand (no family here, no girlfriends, no people who depend on them) 3) they aren't homeless. nobody kicked them out. 4) the husband "lost" his diving "job" after 2 weeks Other people have been here much longer and might be between visas, their long-term jobs might have been killed, they might have long-term leases to pay, they might have girlfriends/boyfriends or other people who depend on them, they might have had pay cuts recently WITHOUT having recently "sold everything" so they have no fallback plan. These people JUST arrived so they can go back home very easily.