Songkran is not fun. Songkran is tyranny. Songkran is nothing less than hell on earth. WHAT gives people the right to throw buckets of cold water in the face of someone driving a motorcycle? It should NOT be allowed.
Hell, in Thailand it is perfectly legal and in Pattaya it is legal for a period of almost 10 days every year.
You know, many people don’t want to take part in any of the water splashing activities. The want to go to work, travel or go to the airport, do their daily shopping for groceries, go see a movie or just hang around at the shopping malls. Simply go about their daily business.
WHAT gives people the right to throw buckets of cold water on somebody that does not have the slightest desire to get wet? Documents might be destroyed, mobile phones and iPads likewise. Who cares, it is legal to hurt other people, right?
Yeah, drive a car and be safe. But what about those that don’t own a car? What about those that DON’T think it is fun to walk around in wet clothes all day. How many pairs of extra clothes do we need to bring when leaving home? For the whole family? Madness!!!
Songkran is not fun. Songkran is tyranny.
So what do I do? I leave Pattaya to get away from the madness. Every year!
It is a grave infringement of personality rights.
Solution: Either leave Thailand or stay at a resort by the beach. There is usually no water splashing on the beach. They need a road to have fun.
Koh Samet beach is safe but the road from the pier to the resorts is not.
Koh Chang is also not safe unless you stay at the resort. They go crazy on the main road. You will need a car if you plan to go out for dinner.
Get wet or not? It is actually not your decision. Money can buy you freedom, freedom from the Songkran nightmare.
What is the word I am looking for? Anarchy…. anarchy and chaos…