Old Feb 12, 14, 11:12 pm
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SE Asia
Programs: Some of this 'n some of that
Posts: 16,622
Originally Posted by Tchiowa View Post
One thing to consider is that not all of the taxi drivers are "stable". Just last year there was an article in the BKK Post about an American who worked for Caterpillar in Bangkok who disputed a taxi fare. It's was less than 50 baht, IIRC. The taxi driver took a machete to him. This was on Sukhumvit aound soi 50 or 60. Heck of a place to die.

Your life is worth more than 50 baht. If the driver got livid with me, I'd pay and depart the scene.
I don't live my life in fear nor do I engage in wanton stupidity. Perhaps that was from growing up in NY in the 80's. If the 7-11 attendant was livid would you pay additional money to them?

All the same, about your story, yes i remember it. I also remember the driver claimed it was over a disputed fare and the man wasn't able to corroborate since he was dead.

The point of the story? Give in to petty crime? Live in fear?

I choose not to do either, you're free to do both if you so choose.
dsquared37 is offline  
Reply With Quote