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Thai honesty: Truck driver returns 20,000 baht to Californian tourist

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Thai honesty: Truck driver returns 20,000 baht to Californian tourist

 

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Image: Chiang Mai News

 

Chiang Mai News reported on a feel good story from Thailand's north after a truck-trailer driver found a tourist's wallet in Mae Rim. 

 

Yongyuth Haikaew, 58, had no hesitation in handing the wallet - containing 20,000 baht and other important possessions - in to the Mae Rim police.

 

He said he found the wallet while out exercising on his bicycle and hoped that his actions would bring good feelings to the tourist area of Mae Rim. 

 

A passport card found in the wallet indicated it belonged to Sarah Bernice Porter, 37, from California. 

 

Chiang Mai News said that the possessions had been returned to the tourist. 

 

Source: Chiang Mai News

 

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My God man...write a book, go on a world tour and run for office...you are way too valuable an asset for this country to waste your time hidden from view driving a truck!

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what is a passport card?

 

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1 hour ago, anterian said:

what is a passport card?

 

Gee, anterian, your computer must not have come loaded with Google:

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/card.html

 

Since the person who lost her wallet is from California, perhaps she makes trips into Mexico from time-to-time and a passport card is easier to carry than a passport book.  Also, some states continue to issue drivers licenses that aren't "Real ID" compliant which means that the holder of that DL can't use the DL as ID for air travel within the U.S.  The solution is to obtain a passport card from the federal Dept of State.  Cheaper than a passport book.

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7 hours ago, NancyL said:

Gee, anterian, your computer must not have come loaded with Google:

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/card.html

 

Since the person who lost her wallet is from California, perhaps she makes trips into Mexico from time-to-time and a passport card is easier to carry than a passport book.  Also, some states continue to issue drivers licenses that aren't "Real ID" compliant which means that the holder of that DL can't use the DL as ID for air travel within the U.S.  The solution is to obtain a passport card from the federal Dept of State.  Cheaper than a passport book.

It's good to have if someplace insists on two-forms of photo ID.  Worth the extra $30 when you renew your passport even if you never plan to use it for re-entering the US from Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean.

 

I remember getting my Driver's License in Florida and they were asking for such things.  Used both my passport (book) and passport card.  Note: the passport number is not the same as the passport card number.

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2 minutes ago, baansgr said:

Meanwhile today in Chiang Mai, today 27 foreigners have lost their life savings to scamming wives/girlfriends..kinda puts somchais gesture into perspective 

Naturally you can name all 27 as they are friends of yours.

 

Kinda puts your post into perspective too.

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Who’s the truck driver and who’s the Californian tourist on that picture ??

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21 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

The beaming smile from the truck driver makes this story so plausible ! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 

And the tight grip on the money !

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Meanwhile today in Chiang Mai, today 27 foreigners have lost their life savings to scamming wives/girlfriends..kinda puts somchais gesture into perspective 

I cheer for the scammers if the foreigners aren’t smart enough to detect a scam


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21 hours ago, colinneil said:

Well you have to give T.AT. credit for finding a new way of making publicity.

Change from the honest taxi driver nonsense, no its truck drivers.

You beat me to the punch. It seems fake news is here to stay.

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