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    Sacred forest in a Bangkok taxi scam



    A cab driver was fined THB1,000 today for tricking his ride out with a canopy of sacred wood vines he believed would confer blessings as he moved passengers around Bangkok.
    Driver Wichai Chinwong was ordered to pay a THB1,000 fine for turning his modest cab into a gnarly nest of holy vines meant to not only ward off road accidents but make him wealthy and charming. Unimpressed by this, the Land Transport Department said it fit Section 12 of the Vehicle Act’s description as a material “that could harm other people physically or mentally.”
    Images of the taxi were brought to light last week by one of Wichai’s passengers.

    “Yes, this is my holy taxi-riding experience,” Facebooker Pizchy’s Phaniwan wrote. “Kinda nervous.”

    Apart from the fine and request to clear the snarling morass, Wichai must attend three hours of remedial taxi driver training.

    It looked like a taxi from the outside. Inside was a sacred forest. | Coconuts Bangkok

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    How does scam work into this ? The guy is a cargo cultist fool

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    ^ its natural being a taxi driver.....

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    Nutter, but I also fail to see the scam here.

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    Welcome to the land of Mumbo-Jumbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Nutter, but I also fail to see the scam here.
    True. Scam?

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    It's like a mobile Cheap Charlies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Scam?
    Surely you've noticed that the op has an iq roughly equivalent to that of a Brussels sprout?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Surely you've noticed that the op has an iq roughly equivalent to that of a Brussels sprout?
    chico, Skidmark or Klondyke wrote it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    True. Scam?
    If it stops your TD Amulet ® working, then there's a problem.

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    This bloke took me from Rama 9 to Hua Mak a few weeks ago.
    perfectly nice fella, happy to answer any questiosn and explained how it had been on TV (channel 9) i think.
    useal abou 120 thb for the trip.

    dont know what rules he has broke but no scam involved whatsoever.

    was a bit disconcerting since id seen that bloke from blue perter stick his hand in the tree on Flash Gordon whan I was a kid
    we won it at wemberlee
    we on it in gay paree...

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