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"One rotten fish makes the whole lot stink!" Rip off minivan driver spoils Thai family trip

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"One rotten fish makes the whole lot stink!" Rip off minivan driver spoils Thai family trip

 

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Thai caption: A terrible trip

 
Sanook reported that a Thai father called Bunnam, 46, went to the police after a minivan driver ripped him and his family off on a trip to Bang Saen beach. 
 
They were even dumped at a market. 
 
Bunnam said that along with his wife and four children he had travelled from Prachinburi to the power station in Bang Pakong, Chacherngsao where they waited for a connection to take them to Bang Saen. 
 
It was a family trip in the school holidays and everyone was looking forward to it.
 
A minivan plying the Bangkok to Rayong route stopped and said he was passing the beach and he would take them for 160 baht per person. 
 
Bunnam thought this was a lot saying it was usually 40-60 baht a person and some in the party were very small children. But he decided to pay up the 960 baht. 
 
Then when they reached the Nong Mon market they were told to get out.
 
Bunnam decided to go to the Saensuk police as this was an injustice and the trip was now anything but fun. 
 
He said that one rotten fish makes the whole batch stink. 
 
English speakers might be more familiar with a proverb relating to "one bad apple", notes Thaivisa. 
 
Source: Sanook
 
 
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-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-10-21
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5 hours ago, webfact said:

He said that one rotten fish makes the whole batch stink. 

ONE rotten fish,,,,:whistling:

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Thais get ripped off by other Thais every day of the week. It is just a percentage of the people who love to scam, like in every country of the world. Nothing special about Thai ripoff artists. They are everywhere in this world of ours, where a group of the population would prefer to steal our hard earned money, rather than work for a living. 

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Being a Thai I would have thought the price was a dead give-away that thing were not going to end well

I feel sorry for the kids ruined trip!

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Since I arrived in Thailand In 2003 I have been surprised by the lack of trust and cynicism shown by Thais to other Thais. But experience has told me they are right to do so. So sad.

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