Guy Beaten and robbed in Chiang Mai
I get to hear a lot of gossip and lots of stories from guys around Thailand and especially Chiang Mai. This story was sad but kinda funny so I thought I'd share.
This guy is down at Spicy late at night drinking with his girlfriend when they decide to head home and takes a shortcut through the soi. The man claims he didn't say anything to these rather mean looking Thai guys when he was attacked and his girlfriend runs off. He's left bleeding and badly beaten with noone around he tries to get himself up and walk home.
Not long after is met by a ladyboy who sees the poor guy and goes to his aid. She/he helps him home and cleans up his wounds and he proceeds to fall asleep. Waking the next morning fealing awful he does what he does every morning and opens his laptop to check his mail. Only he can't find the laptop or his camera, wallet actually everything that was valuable was stolen.
Moral of the story is: Don't say stupid shit to people in the street and show a ladyboy where you live.
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oh dear… I would add “don’t walk down small soi’s in the early hours’ and inviting a ladyboy back to your room? well…
I have lived in Chiang Mai for over fifteen years. I know Spicy very well; in fact I live in the street behind. But that’s by the by. What I should tell you is that this sounds like an all-too-common set-up.
Similar tale: I met a youngish Western guy who got befriended by a Thai girl outside the university where he teaches. She approached him. Nice looking girl, too — couldn’t believe his luck.
A brief conversation ensued… seems she needs a lift home. And what does any normal guy with a sackful of testosterone do? Right! He offers to take her home on his Honda Click.
Well, guess what? Shock of all shocks, he gets robbed on the way there! That’s right… two Thai guys on a super-quick bike whizz past him and the girl as they’re stopped at the traffic lights, but not before they dispossess him of his bag and all its contents from the front carry basket.
Two I-phones, one laptop, and a heap of important paperwork lighter, he limps away to the girl’s apartment to drop her home. She, of course, is sorry and oh-so-sympathetic. He, strangely, is unsuspecting and fatalistic.
When he related the story to me, I asked him if the girl had been aware that he was carrying a laptop and two phones in his bag. “Yes”, he said, “she saw me put them in there,”
“Do you think she may have had something to do this?” he asked me.
“Not in a million years!” I repled. “A Thai girl scamming a Western guy? Never!”
PS: He went back to the girl’s apartment the next day… You guessed it, nowhere to be seen!