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Why Do Beggar Children Always Sleep?

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Its hot and humid and the kids are bored.

Go to the markets, the kids of the vendors are usually asleep too in the heat.

You obviously never had a baby or small child. They don't sleep 10 hours straight.

Drugged for sure.

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Its hot and humid and the kids are bored.

Go to the markets, the kids of the vendors are usually asleep too in the heat.

And they probably don't get adequate sleep at night, especially if they are used as a prop in tourist areas like Walking Street in Pattaya.

Can't see why anyone profiting from a begging child would bother with the expense of drugging him/her. Keep him/her out on the street 20 hours a day and s/he's going to want to try to get some sleep. If the child is crying, so much the better for getting money from people distressed at seeing the kid unhappy/hungry/sick.

I wouldn't put too much credence in what some of the old dears on Thai Visa have spouted in this thread, Most of their "information" is of the urban legend sort that originates after drinking several cups of special "fortified" afternoon tea.

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If you see any children on the street begging, give them some food not money. If you buy a cheap meal from a street vendor then you make two people happy and not the person who puts the children out on the street.

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I was told they get a shot of whiskey when they're restless. That knocks 'em out. Sad shit.

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Many years ago i used to work for Fords in Dagenham, Essex. I could sleep 10 hours on a 12 hour shift.

That's why I never bought a Ford!

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I never know what to do either. In Tachilek I once saw a man with no hands or feet. Another time I saw a man with awful sores on his legs rubbing them to make them worse. The other day in Vientiane a perfectly fit looking young guy with a whacked out looking one year old child came and sat practically at my feet with his pleading eyes indicating the child needed food. OK I gave him a little money but had the feeling someone in a Merc would come to pick him up later. Ah well I suppose 100B doesn't hurt either way.

In CM there are a group of blind musicians who really make an effort and it's always a pleasure to stop and listen to them and contribute a bit even though they are clearly raking it in.

I have no answer but I like to think that sometimes a little goes a long way.

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Drugged, drunk, who knows which , but if you think it's not true you're living some where else

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Know for fact on suhkumvit it's organized syndicate controls most of the begging. Children are rented there is a market for children that women beggars can rent to raise their profits. And they are all drugged w sedatives. Very sad.

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Yep, drugged as already been mentioned. As far as I know it's all very well organised, with the gang operators taking a large cut.

Is the Soi 7 Slider still around?

If you mean the guy known as the slug, he has been at the busy Sunday market in my village for the last three weeks. This is about 300 Ks north of Bangkok, I have also read (but I wouldn't take it as gospel) that this guy actually walks on crutches when he is "off duty".

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Many years ago i used to work for Fords in Dagenham, Essex. I could sleep 10 hours on a 12 hour shift.

That's why I never bought a Ford!

What do you think was part of the reason Margaret Thatcher closed down Linwood in Scotland? Also, why did BMC in Bathgate close down?

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It's really common for children in Siem Reap, Cambodia to carry around babies and ask people to buy milk for them. As soon as the mark leaves they turn around and sell the milk back to the market, collecting a commission. You can watch the entire process unfold from the top of the rooftop bar with the skateboard ramp at the end of pub street. South East Asia is crazy.

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Last three times I've seen them on Sukhumvit, the kid was very much awake - in one case tucking into a happy meal. I think the drug thing is an expat myth.

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Omg. The child is most likely malnourished and has no energy.

I understand you'd like to think like this, but the reality much more grim and other posts like being drugged are more likely.

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