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Yup, definitely the fault of those pesky children, they stopped just short of saying it was a foreign child, and for sure no issues with safety measures taken by the mall.

Well as it appears that the shark was endangered by a member of the public, albeit a very young member, perhaps it might be a wise move to remove this''attraction'' altogether and return its captive

Poor shark was probably trying to commit suicide, which is what I would do if someone locked me up in one room for the rest of my life.

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Possibly the shark was fed up just getting a free range chicken for food and decided to do a bit of natural hunting for itself at the Mall and about time these children were barred from the mall just a shower of hooligans being taught all these bad things like how to upset a shark in it natural environment from the nasty farangs , as we all know Thai children would never do such a thing.

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Don't you get it? The story is metaphorical. It represents the average falang persons experience while in Thailand.

The mall is representative of Thailand where EVERYTHING/EVERYONE can be bought and is on sale for a certain price.

The tank is danger and contains forbidden fruit, the strange, the odd, the kinky that people love to ogle.

The small shark attack represents just what can happen at any moment while in this country and is the result of wanting to stand too close to the danger because it's exciting and exillerating.

The pram or baby stroller is a warning to always use protection or you will be strapped down with more responsibility than you ever wanted in the first place.

The obnoxious child pounding on the tank with a toy gun is symbolic of Thai immigration always banging on your door, breathing down your neck, constantly trying to get your attention with new crackdowns and higher hurdles.

Finally, the screaming falang is you who is at wits end and on nerves edge due to all the horrific foreign deaths in the last year amd all the corruption, graft and malfeasance that constantly swirls around your daily life as you attempt to cope just one more day in the land of smiles.

Merry Christmas all and have wonderful New Year in Thailand!

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a horrified Caucasian? Any horrified other races?

Keeping racism alive and well.

Orientals that are American or from other western countries are not farang,

so don't go there.

The Thais weren't horrified, they were poking at it, probably checking the meat situation.
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What a thoroughly un-noteworthy article even though it was written in painful jest. I would had no sympathy for the child nor its' parent had the shark landed on the push chair if it was true that the infant had been tapping on the tank.

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Suradit69, on 25 Dec 2014 - 16:13, said:
Anthony5, on 25 Dec 2014 - 12:33, said:
QuoteThe mall’s public relations blamed the shark jump incident on a child who was seen tapping the aquarium with a toy, scaring the cute little shark.

Yup, definitely the fault of those pesky children, they stopped just short of saying it was a foreign child, and for sure no issues with safety measures taken by the mall.

"...they stopped just short of saying it was a foreign child..."

Fortunately Thai Visa and you were able to emphasize this and project your thoughts onto the mall PR people. A child-like imagination is a marvelous thing at Christmas time and all year 'round for the dedicated Thai basher.

And the worse "bashers" are those without a sense of humour...geez, you really must live a very sad life

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lumply, on 25 Dec 2014 - 19:01, said:lumply, on 25 Dec 2014 - 19:01, said:

What a thoroughly un-noteworthy article even though it was written in painful jest. I would had no sympathy for the child nor its' parent had the shark landed on the push chair if it was true that the infant had been tapping on the tank.

It appears that my reading differs from yours..."The mall’s public relations blamed the shark jump incident on a child who was seen tapping the aquarium with a toy, scaring the cute little shark.

" it says "a" child NOT the child.

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