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Trip Start Mar 14, 2006
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The Head Teacher at the School I teach for has had an interesting 24hrs. this time last night his girlfriend and mother of his child came home late and got into a fight with him where she hit him on the head with a plant pot! seriously bad attack. She stormed out on the bike and said she was never going to see him again!
Today she rang him to say she was coming with police to claim the house (in her name, like the car and bike) and he shat himself. Called us all up to go round (strength in numbers?? Not against Thai laws, mate) where we heard the sorry tale from a very Drunk Michael. After 3 hours we had to leave to teach at the school and thats when it all went tits up!!
Did I mention that the bank came round earlier today to enquire as to why he was two months behind on the payments? Hmm... turns out the money he gives her to pay for the house was going to another place entirely... Along with the 25,000bht alowance she has and the odd 10,000 that she borrowed last month. so she'd blown over 90,000 in the last two months on "good living"...
She must have waited for us to go and then confronted him. He was given his marching orders and took them like a good boy. tried to drive the car to a nearby hotel but she hijacked the car and left him dragging in the dirt holding onto the door! More bruises sustained...
I went back to check on him after class to find the house locked up and the car gone. Called a mate to find out he was at a hotel and went to see him to see if he wanted to go back and get anything from the house. We wound up going back and getting some shoes. Now in another life we might have returned with a tool kit and taken the gate of its mounts so he could ride off on the motorbike to sell it in another city for cheap money... But that would be pure fantasy. Nobody would do anything that random... Never.
So tomorrow after having laughed at so many westerners who come here are get taken for a ride by the thai girls, he will go to the capital to get a passport for his son and leave Thailand for a year he says... I will be surprised if he comes back though. And I can't begin to imagine what England will make of him with his expat value system which is DEEPLY at odds with the PC England he left...
Just goes to show there are no certainties in life. Sure he had got my back up a few times with his carrying ons. His huffing and Puffing and DOING NOTHING. But I would not have wished this on him. Still, leaves a vacancy for Head Teacher doesn't it?...
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