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    Escobars List..

    The unfortunate Pablo Escobar asked a couple of questions in his 'ripped off by visa agent' thread that got me wondering....

    So.. how many of the following things have happened to you in Thailand?

    1. fallen in love with a bar girl
    2. got caught out by a ladyboy
    3. had a motorbike accident
    4. been overcharged
    5. been stung by a policeman
    6. been conned in a go-go bar
    7. caught an std
    8. had a heart attack
    9. been buggered by a ladyboy
    10. been accused of shoplifting at Bangkok airport
    11. been on a nightmare visa run
    12. had a Thai whore fool you into sending her money each month
    13. walked into the wrong office and paid 12500 baht for a visa you wouldn't receive


    So, where do you fall on the Escobar 'scale of bad luck'?

    I will admit to having had 8 of the above 13 things happen to me...
    I score 62%... But I still love Thailand and have yet to be Smeggified in my way of thinking.

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    Only 5, and none of them was being buggered by a ladyman.

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    I can admit to 5 of the above and caught crabs from an American bird in Bangkok and scabbies from an Indonesian girl in Jakarta. Are those afflictions considered STD's?

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    Nil Points! But still trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Only 5, and one of them was being buggered by a ladyman.
    I just had to save that before you edited it

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    only 4/13; i obviously haven't lived
    or
    my reclusive lifestyle has some advantages
    give me another 6 months and ask again

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    1. fallen in love with a bar girl

    4. been overcharged

    6. been conned in a go-go bar

    7. caught an std

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    3, 4, 5, 6, and 11 for me.

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    I can confirm that 1 of my 8 was being overcharged.

    However, further details on how you scored on Escobars scale of bad luck are not compulsory...

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    does it make a difference if you allowed these things to happen to you intentionally?

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    1,4 and 5 for me. Although for No 5 it was easier to pay the copper than going to the cop station, and quicker.

    Must have been lucky with No 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf View Post
    does it make a difference if you allowed these things to happen to you intentionally?
    I see where you are coming from... Some people may not view all the things in the 'bad luck' category.

    I didn't choose the list.. You would have to ask Mr Escobar for the clauses in the fine print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf
    does it make a difference if you allowed these things to happen to you intentionally?
    Your talking about number 9 aren't you.

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    of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    I can admit to 5 of the above and caught crabs from an American bird in Bangkok and scabbies from an Indonesian girl in Jakarta. Are those afflictions considered STD's?
    Just shagging an American bird in Bangkok could be classed as bad luck so I'll allow you to keep your 5.

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    3, 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5

    probably 4, 6 but too pissed to care

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    4, 5 and 11 - lucky knut me is

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins View Post
    The unfortunate Pablo Escobar asked a couple of questions in his 'ripped off by visa agent' thread that got me wondering....

    So.. how many of the following things have happened to you in Thailand?

    1. fallen in love with a bar girl
    2. got caught out by a ladyboy
    3. had a motorbike accident
    4. been overcharged
    5. been stung by a policeman
    6. been conned in a go-go bar
    7. caught an std
    8. had a heart attack
    9. been buggered by a ladyboy
    10. been accused of shoplifting at Bangkok airport
    11. been on a nightmare visa run
    12. had a Thai whore fool you into sending her money each month
    13. walked into the wrong office and paid 12500 baht for a visa you wouldn't receive


    So, where do you fall on the Escobar 'scale of bad luck'?


    I plead guilty. To all of the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarvis
    2,4,5,9 and 11 - lucky knut me is
    you sure is, did you wear your pink dress

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    I haven't managed any of those, does this mean I am a sad b*stard or should I try a bit harder?
    Last edited by Loombucket; 07-09-2009 at 01:43 AM. Reason: Speeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loombucket View Post
    I haven't managed any of those, does this mean I am a sad b*stard or should I try a bit harder?
    yes, it means you are a sad bastard, and "kee neouw as well!

    i have to confess to guilt on 40% of the offences mentioned in the op.

    poor ole escobar needs a bit of sympathy:
    let's face it, experience comes at a price, and i am sure most of us have paid the price at some time or other, just too proud to admit it

    (something to do with the farang's fear of "losing face"' i think.....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins View Post
    The unfortunate Pablo Escobar asked a couple of questions in his 'ripped off by visa agent' thread that got me wondering....

    So.. how many of the following things have happened to you in Thailand?

    1. fallen in love with a bar girl
    2. got caught out by a ladyboy
    3. had a motorbike accident
    4. been overcharged
    5. been stung by a policeman
    6. been conned in a go-go bar
    7. caught an std
    8. had a heart attack
    9. been buggered by a ladyboy
    10. been accused of shoplifting at Bangkok airport
    11. been on a nightmare visa run
    12. had a Thai whore fool you into sending her money each month
    13. walked into the wrong office and paid 12500 baht for a visa you wouldn't receive


    So, where do you fall on the Escobar 'scale of bad luck'?

    I will admit to having had 8 of the above 13 things happen to me...
    I score 62%... But I still love Thailand and have yet to be Smeggified in my way of thinking.
    I forgot to mention being arrested at Bangkok airport for having too many cigarettes and bottles of whiskey. I think number 9 would apply to most people in this forum.
    Last edited by Pablo Escobar; 07-09-2009 at 03:35 AM.

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    ^Speak for yourself.

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    4. been overcharged

    5. been stung by a policeman (more than a few times)

    I am sure number 5 will continue to happen to me. I am not going to drive in that f’in left lane down the highway bumping all the way to and from Khon Kaen (unless they repave the entire roadway for me,..they are making some progress).

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