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The point is that just sitting at the computer whining about it does not change anything. :whistling:

We agree on something.

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So, who's to know whether these people have not chosen to be this way and are completely happy and at peace with their existance???

I'm sure foreigners living rough on the streets of Suhkumvit are very content with their situation and feel a profound sense of peace and freedom

Thai people take care also of poor farangs, because they feel sorry for them. Even more at the countryside.

Anyway, if I would be one of them, I rather would be in a poor hot country than in a rich cold country.

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I know excactly who the OP is talking about. Who knows where he went though. He was a Wackjob. Hope the OP didnt get to close to him cause there was a stench coming off him that would kill a skunk. He did about a year at the Subway sandwich dump on 7/1 b4 moving to the soi 7 location.

Dang. This place is full of weird stuff.

Takes a couple of years before you notice just HOW weird...

It usually takes 700 posts.

You're a late bloomer. biggrin.gif

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Some posts meant to derail this topic into a political discussion as well as replies have been removed from view.

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Figured we needed a humor break right about now.

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(This guy should be in advertising ...)

Edited by Jingthing

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I think you both are speaking about different people! The young man at the corner of soi 7 was there quit a time around July 2009: http://www.flickr.co...57601981409481/

That's the guy!!!!

There's the Camel store behind him...

So where is he now? I hope he made it back home.

Why? From the photo, he appears to be well-nourished, wearing clean clothes and from what you can tell from a photo, lucid. You also state that he speaks near-fluent Thai.

Perhaps he just has a routine and sticks to it. Some enjoy people watching and had his 'spot'. if you have nothing else to do, then even the mundane can become part of your everyday routine.

I say leave him be. Most people who truly want and need help will find a way to get it. If he was truly destitute, don't you think he'd be pan-handling on the street?

Short anecdotal story. I was in Fort Worth Texas a number of years ago on business. After the meetings broke, we were taken down to the Stock Yards, which is an area of FT Worth with clubs. On the way back to the hotel later, we were walking the streets and came across a bum laying in a doorway. When asked why the police didn't bother these folks, the answer was classic. It's because the police don't know if they are millionaires or not. Seems a policeman rousted what he thought was a vagrant some time earlier and it turned out the 'vagrant' was worth several million USD...

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Its frightening to realise that anyone of us,through circumstances, or self induced could end up on the streets like this,

Sad to descend so far,that one can't get back up.......... Lost in Los!

Edited by MAJIC

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met one guy in pattaya ( ken from uk ) about 9 yrs ago, he was down and out and to be fair the thai bar girls gave him a room and some food everyday, i came back home and got an email from him to say he would die out there if i couldnt get in contact with his lawyer and his sister which i did, he previously owned a bar in walking street with his thai wife but she took him to the cleaners .

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met one guy in pattaya ( ken from uk ) about 9 yrs ago, he was down and out and to be fair the thai bar girls gave him a room and some food everyday, i came back home and got an email from him to say he would die out there if i couldnt get in contact with his lawyer and his sister which i did, he previously owned a bar in walking street with his thai wife but she took him to the cleaners .

What happened after you contacted his lawyer and sister? What became of Ken?

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met one guy in pattaya ( ken from uk ) about 9 yrs ago, he was down and out and to be fair the thai bar girls gave him a room and some food everyday, i came back home and got an email from him to say he would die out there if i couldnt get in contact with his lawyer and his sister which i did, he previously owned a bar in walking street with his thai wife but she took him to the cleaners .

What happened after you contacted his lawyer and sister? What became of Ken?

married a rich princess, won the lottery, inherited a fortune including an airline, had three lovely kids and then his Thai princess stabbed him.

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So, who's to know whether these people have not chosen to be this way and are completely happy and at peace with their existance???

I'm sure foreigners living rough on the streets of Suhkumvit are very content with their situation and feel a profound sense of peace and freedom

Of course, and if you ask them are they happy living that way, and they say yes, some might say that is strong evidence of mental illness.

Well, by no means am i 'living rough" here, and yet rello's and friends still ponder whether i might have a slight mental illness...just for my preferance of living away from Australia....in what (they think) is a poor third world country...living in grass huts ect ect

I often don't bother going into detail about the quality of life a lot of us expats enjoy here, and how someone like me can afford what are considered "luxuries" in Australia, without having to work like a dog for years on end and then curl up and die.

Horses for courses really, which was my earlier point that everyones gauge for happiness is vastly different.

I feel no need to debate my belief that any sane person would prefer my lifestyle instead a of a rat race existance in the west.

I doubt whether you would be able to engage a homeless guy in debate either. He quite possibly has had his share of riches was bored of it.

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There are more foreigners now living very very cheaply than ever before and possibly quite a few homeless as well . I have friends here who are on the verge of being in that situation but for the help they are getting from some other friends , it is delaying the inevitable . I came here with the same idea as many , to live a better life than what I had before. All I was doing was grafting my arse off ,putting in so many hours a week to maintain the life style I couldnt afford. Im not saying I was wealthy but I had a good job that paid well and along with that came the mortgage , the family , the holidays , the STRESS, so in the end I gave it all up to come here.

I would imagine those that come here sell what they have , bring all their new found wealth (whatever the amount ) live like kings and enjoy life like never before. I think we've all experienced that ?

The only problem is that without maintaining that bank balance the money soon drops , some who spend too much have two choices, get a job here teaching or something else if possible or return to their home countries, start afresh , get a job , save more money and return. Those without the ability , qualifications to work or enough funds to live here on what they have or no homes to go to back home are increasing. If you look back 10 years ago or even 5 years ago when the Thai Baht was 76bht to the GBP for example , wow , what we could buy in those days , it was cheap and then you spend even more as you know its cheap .

Money spent on wine women and song along with nice places to stay were the highlights of being here .Sadly those times have changed, the prices for everything has sky rocketed and the Thai Baht is strong against most currencies , so for what we have now is far less than before and what money we have , has to be carefully watched in fear of over spending . The Boom has been here a while now , the BUST is sure to come but it maybe too late for many who have done their lot too soon.

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