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All smiles once again as Aussie and 500K are reunited thanks to Bangkok cabbie

 

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BANGKOK:-- It was all smiles at Suvarnabhumi airport for the second time this week as an Australian businessman was reunited with more than 500,000 baht he had dropped in a cab.

David Collinson had brought the money from Australia to give to his Thai family. He took a cab from the airport to Mor Chit but didn't realize he had dropped the brown envelope until he got back to his Thai wife. There was 20,000 dollars in Australian currency in the dropped envelope.

"I never thought I would get it back", he said, "as he thanked driver Wimon Triphat who drove back to the airport after being contacted by officials there. He found the package on the floor under a seat at the back.

David gave Wimon a reward and, speaking though his wife as an interpreter,said that he hoped he could use this honest man's taxi service in the future.

Earlier in the week a UK woman got a considerable sum of money back from another honest cabbie who worked the airport routes.

 

Source: Krobkruakao

 

 

 
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Thais are very honest people. Not counting the vulture scum that migrate to Pattaya every high season.

 

The normal Thai has a high degree of morality. Doubt this would happen in other countries very often.

 

I love Thailand!

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Call me skeptical,  but far too many of these stories, almost as though they are fake, just why would a cabby look under a seat, I have never seen a follow up comment from any of these tourists, thanking the cabby, airport worker etc maybe they are one of the expats that have sold their souls to the devil.... TAT.

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1 minute ago, Rorri said:

Call me skeptical,  but far too many of these stories, almost as though they are fake, just why would a cabby look under a seat, I have never seen a follow up comment from any of these tourists, thanking the cabby, airport worker etc maybe they are one of the expats that have sold their souls to the devil.... TAT.

Wimon Triphat who drove back to the airport after being contacted by officials there.

 

Yeah, right, some people are honest ,especially Thais.

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1 minute ago, Rorri said:

Call me skeptical,  but far too many of these stories, almost as though they are fake, just why would a cabby look under a seat, I have never seen a follow up comment from any of these tourists, thanking the cabby, airport worker etc maybe they are one of the expats that have sold their souls to the devil.... TAT.

 

Agree with you 100%.

Most likely a made up story by Tat.

We are seeing these reports almost daily about large amounts of cash being left in taxis.

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 It take one hell of a willpower to resists temptation to do a runner with that

much money, I know it would have put to test the resolves of the best among us,

Kudos to honest people everywhere.....

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12 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Agree with you 100%.

Most likely a made up story by Tat.

We are seeing these reports almost daily about large amounts of cash being left in taxis.

If it is true then I wonder what proportion of the envelopes of cash so carelessly left on the back seat of assorted cabs are returned?

 

Like you, I think that it is made up.

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21 minutes ago, Rorri said:

Call me skeptical,  but far too many of these stories, almost as though they are fake, just why would a cabby look under a seat, I have never seen a follow up comment from any of these tourists, thanking the cabby, airport worker etc maybe they are one of the expats that have sold their souls to the devil.... TAT.

Well then, "Skeptical", given the amount of cash that reports indicate seem to be left by farangs in cabs, if I drove an airport taxi I would look under the seat after every fare!!

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23 minutes ago, Johnniey said:

Wimon Triphat who drove back to the airport after being contacted by officials there.

 

Yeah, right, some people are honest ,especially Thais.

Call me skeptical,  but far too many of these stories, almost as though they are fake, just why would a cabby look under a seat, I have never seen a follow up comment from any of these tourists, thanking the cabby, airport worker etc maybe they are one of the expats that have 

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5 minutes ago, JAG said:

Well then, "Skeptical", given the amount of cash that reports indicate seem to be left by farangs in cabs, if I drove an airport taxi I would look under the seat after every fare!!

Really, well I'm  glad you would, but I suggest very few, if any, actually do check, in fact every one I've seen, doesn't,  too much of a rush to get back for the next fare. I put it to the readers, has anyone seen a cabby check the back seat/floor?

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The story said that airport tax officials contacted the driver telling him that an Aussie likely dropped his cash in the cab. that is the only reason he looked and we can only conjecture that if he had cleaned his cab the next day and found the $$$ without notification...what he might have done with it.

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