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  1. That's the best solution of course. But assuming that you know what your office wants every time you go is unstable. Only way to know for sure is to ask the appropriate questions and get a response from at least two agents, and that those two agents agree. It's a <deleted> shoot at best. Nothing to do about it but roll with the punches. As they say: It is what it is. Good luck to all of us.
  2. Thanks so much for using the correct adjective, as in abated, rather than baited, making one sound like a fish to be caught. Actually though maybe we are simply fish to be caught.
  3. That is exactly what they do when I provide them excess paperwork to them as a precaution. I have never been scolded for it though.
  4. Sure, but 'sorting out' might still fail. I guess if he has infinite cash, time, and patience he can try that route. His reasons for going from O to OA seem frivolous to me though. It seems he's trying to avoid keeping money in a Thai bank, which I have no fear of. With unlimited funds to park somewhere it seems prudent to have a foreign bank account in any event. I personally trust my American bank less than my Thai bank. Just my opinion of course.
  5. I'm now 70 and noticed my first floaters at age 25 when driving and staring at an overcast sky. I was freaked and saw a doctor. Nearly everybody who actually understands what they are and 'looks ' for them will find them if you're over 30. The jelly in your eye, vitreous humor, becomes less liquid with age and the floaters tend to stop floating; perfectly normal. I quickly learned to ignore them once I knew what they were. I rarely 'see' them now and still ignore them. No problems after 45 years. The flashes are a different story entirely and best to get that checked.
  6. "The only fear I have is that I may get the OA visa here in the States, but then when I arrive in Thailand, the officials at BKK airport will arbitrarily decide that they do not like nor approve things." I think the OP or yourself as you say, might find himself standing in the airport with his (deleted) in his hand wondering where to fly to next. Trusting to the vagaries of a Thai immigration official at the airport is a fool's game.
  7. The consensus on TVF seems to be that no insurance is accepted for O-A except Thai. Even folks who got such letters from their homeland insurers failed. My advice is too simply put some money in a Thai bank and keep the O visa. The insurance thing is ridiculous and fulsome. Just avoid it entirely. But for clarity, when I applied for my first O-A visa in America I just got a letter from my bank listing my accounts, their balances, and how long I had them. My doctor wrote a short letter saying I was healthy and free of communicable diseases. Likewise, my local police station gave me a form letter showing I had no convictions. All three documents were accepted without question and my passport arrived at my home 10 days later with the visa in it. This was done in summer 2017 with the Thai consulate in LA. Good luck and choose carefully.
  8. An answer for their kids who ask what Daddy does on the police force.
  9. Even if telling the truth is profitable it doesn't change the truth.
  10. Getting a small rock under/embedded in a wheel can force it to stop moving and scratch the surface as the cart is dragged. I've seen the same thing happen in my home country. It has happened to me with wheeled baggage in an airport as well.
  11. I doubt it. When you consider the initial cost, maintenance, operator training all on an imported machine. It would fall into disrepair very early on. The cost of labor here is drastically low and the government needs to provide unskilled jobs.
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