I didn’t think Thai’s were given to over-reactions… but… closing the Metro for A WEEK because they had a minor accident! Good grief. In London even dead people only shut down the place for a couple of hours.

You’d think that having to cut fares because they are having less than half the expected numbers using it might give them an incentive to maybe, sort it, y’know… quickly.

8 Comments so far

  1. Baba (unregistered) on January 18th, 2005 @ 6:14 pm

    Talking to a Thai colleague of mine she said she was definitely not going to use the MRT after this accident…

  2. Jenny (unregistered) on January 18th, 2005 @ 9:46 pm

    Last night news about the train accident flooded every channel. Eager to learn the full detail of the incident from this channel… all it showed was the frenzy at the station and the news reporter didn’t say much but ensured viewers that the Thai railway system is designed by the best engineers and technologies, and so we should not worry and get back on the train again!

  3. Ben Harris (unregistered) on January 19th, 2005 @ 12:22 pm

    I was going to say that anyone who refuses to ride the MRT again should lock themselves in their homes, but they say most accidents happen at home :)

  4. him (unregistered) on January 19th, 2005 @ 1:21 pm

    I wonder what the Thais would do if they had a real accident? Probably shut down the metro and fill it with concrete…

  5. him (unregistered) on January 19th, 2005 @ 6:28 pm

    I thought I’d just post a link to a wonderful article by bangkok’s pistonhips about the metro accident. Quite hilarious.

  6. Cog (unregistered) on January 19th, 2005 @ 11:57 pm

    For the uninitiated, PistonHips utilizes a “gonzo” writing style that purposefully pushes the limits of visceral reaction among his readership. He can be a ****, but his intelligence isn’t in doubt.

    Quote: “In London even dead people only shut down the place for a couple of hours.”
    My solution would be to invite those disruptive dead people for a nice-cuppa-tea. Perhaps a show of kindness will change their saboteur ways. Unfortunately, I can’t offer any solutions to the Bangkok subway system failure/human error incident.

  7. him (unregistered) on January 20th, 2005 @ 8:31 am

    I see dead people. Everywhere.

  8. Cog (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2005 @ 1:05 am

    …but do you see dead jedis? (Sith Sense)

    (I’ll get my coat)

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