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    Man dies in front of Scampy on escalator

    I had a late lunch at the S&P below Phantip Plaza as I waited for the nerds on level 4 to fix my hard drive and rescue all my data. Incedentally I didn't leave a tip for the obsequious S&P staff because they charged me for a bottle of water I didn't ask for.

    Back in Phantip I started the ascent to level 4, and it was whilst taking the escalator up to level 3 that an elderly Indian couple fell backwards almost hitting me, this is a long way to fall for an old couple and I rushed to the top of the escalator to locate the red button but some Thai's who had been in front of the couple got in the way as the bodies reached the top of the escalator and tried to move the man onto normal ground.

    The old woman was in a state of shock trying to gather her husbands glasses and bits from her handbag that were dancing against the teeth as the stairs dissapeared, pulling her sari with them.

    People were piling up at the top trying to squeeze past the old Indian man and I finally located the button which was at ground level and under a perspex flap.

    Security arrived and cut the womans sari free from the teeth, crowds gathered and people ran out from their shop units to try and help.
    Nobody could revive the man and I could see his tounge turning blue, he had no pulse. A couple of the Thais tried CPR and mouth to mouth, no idea if they knew what they were doing, the poor woman was shaking like a leaf and couldn't stand up. He had no pulse and was slowly changing colour.

    As they ripped his shirt open I noticed a vertical scar in the middle of his chest and it became apparent that he must have had a heart attack half way up the escalator and fell backwards taking his wife with him.

    Eventually medics arrived and failed to revive him, he died at the scene long before. I felt pretty useless and especially sorry for the Indian woman who showed no distress or panic, just quiet confused shock.

    I feel very sorry for her, now widowed and in a foreign country having just lost her husband of 50 or more years. Shortly before as I'd been in S&P they were probably discussing their grandchildren or business and in the blink of an eye her life partner, who's companionship had outlived any of my own memories, vanished in an instant, on an escalator in the middle of a computer mall in Bangkok.

    Just goes to show it can all be over in an instant, though personally I would like a bit of notice before my own inevetable demise.
    "I'm an outsider by choice, but not truly. It's the unpleasantness of the system that keeps me out. I'd rather be in, in a good system. That's where my discontent comes from: being forced to choose to stay outside.
    My advice: Just keep movin' straight ahead. Every now and then you find yourself in a different place."

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    As they ripped his shirt open I noticed a vertical scar in the middle of his chest and it became apparent that he must have had a heart attack half way up the escalator
    Are you really that stupid???

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    Sad, but what makes you think she was foreign?
    Bangkok has a sizeable Indian community.

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    what had his previous exposure been to some of your other threads?

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    ^ I really dont believe people are willing to die to get into a scampy thread.

    PS, scampy where are the pics?

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    Does Sandra know how dangerous it is in Thailand, dead people falling down escalators and stuff?

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    So is she available now for a ST?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    As they ripped his shirt open I noticed a vertical scar in the middle of his chest and it became apparent that he must have had a heart attack half way up the escalator
    Are you really that stupid???
    Well it seems logical enough, he'd obviously had open heart surgery - maybe his pacemaker stopped, I didn't give it much thought at the time Stroll - why what are you suggesting with that knee jerk rude jibe, that he was bitten by a centipede, that he swallowed a polished amethyst?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabang
    Sad, but what makes you think she was foreign?
    Bangkok has a sizeable Indian community.
    She obviously lived here, but my point is that the poor old lass could barely speak anything, let alone Thai.

    Quote Originally Posted by DD
    PS, scampy where are the pics?
    I did actually have my Samsung NV10 on me, but seeing as the image will be burned on my mind for some time I didn't need a photo.
    Didn't stop a gaggle of Thai students snapping away on their mobiles and calling their mates.
    Last edited by The Gentleman Scamp; 17-06-2007 at 05:48 PM.

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    ^You're not coming up to Korat any time soon, are you? Disaster, death and pestilence seem to follow you where ever you go.

    I hope the coming week goes smoothly for you and your intended.

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    Saw an old lady in the Vatican die once - mate was fascinated and I thought if you were going to die what better place to go?

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    ^ i want to die in your avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Well it seems logical enough, he'd obviously had open heart surgery - maybe his pacemaker stopped,...
    Sure, people with scars on their chest wear pace-makers, and pacemakers are known to stop and cause death. Yep, logic, that is...

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    ^ So you've gone from acidity to hysteria, like we're medical school rivals.

    Does the minor detail justify a third post and what mood will you be this time?

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    I just went to get my hair cut, and the guy wasn't in.

    So, my mood is worse than before.
    But I did manage to buy a plastic bag of Lao along the way.

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    Sorry, off topic, but what does "inculcant" mean Stroll ?

    You got listed as #5 in a google search but I don't think the word means anything

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    I feel the need to inculcate some values onto the younger as well as the older generation of members.

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    ^ Thanks. "to impress on the mind"

    Inculcant isn't a word though

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    He's getting pissed

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    Why is this news worthy?

    A guy dies on an escalator and?????????????

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    Thats really bad,, stupid and pissed,, about the limit..

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    That's an unsual event for Thetyim.

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    Stairway to Heaven?

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    ^^Dont think he was talking about Thetyim

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    I'd share a shot with you if you could handle your drink.

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    I will share a shot with you too if I ever get the chance, but I bet you can't handle it either..

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