Dutch beggar makes 30,000 Baht A Month

You know those farang who sit on the overpasses with signs begging for Baht to help them buy a plane ticket or something? They usually look like backpackers, and honestly they usually make me pretty sick. I guess more and more of them have been popping up lately, and this video is of an interview with one in Gaysorn. He makes 1,000B a day, meaning, 30,000B a month.

The following is a partial, inexact transcript:

Q: You can’t work now?
A: No I stopped work. I had a job for 3 days in the week, 12 hours, only 12,000 Baht a month.
Q: Only 12,000, but you can’t get a teaching job for 25-30,000 Baht a month?
A: I was looking for that but they only gave me 12 hrs.

Q: Ok, no luck. And how much do you get for doing this?
A: About 1,000 Baht a day.
Q: 1,000 Baht a day. So how many hours?
A: Depending, when I wake up probably it starts about 12:00 and usually when I get tired 7:00.
Q: Ok, ok, and about a 1,000 Baht a day, so better money than teaching.

Q: I thought you might get a problem because yeah it’s illegal, begging. But so far they’ve been ok?
A: Yeah.

Q: There’s quite a few farangs that are doing this now. There’s a Canadian guy who works in Sukhumvit as well, he also asks for airport tax money as well around Sukhumvit.
A: I haven’t seen him.
Q: No? May be competition…

2 Comments so far

  1. Bonafide (unregistered) on March 25th, 2007 @ 4:03 pm

    I’ll be sure to give him turds in his cup if I see him around.

  2. berto de los santos (unregistered) on March 26th, 2007 @ 7:37 pm

    I am sure this is not a Dutch national.

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