Adrian is an English School Teacher with a Drink Problem whom I have bumped into from time to time. In no way is Adrian a friend of mine and I would categories him amongst the very many “Damaged Falang” who seem to wash up in Thailand!! When he is Sober Adrian is an Articulate Intelligent Fellow. When Drunk However Adrian is a rambling incoherent Menace although he is a Danger to Nobody but Himself. The message Do Not Overstay Your Visa in Thailand is well understood by all Falang who live here, I think Adrian just became increasingly desperate as He was sacked from numerous teaching jobs and struggled to stay here!!
I ran into Adrian a couple of Times in the last few Weeks, he told me that he had been thrown out of his Rooms, the Owner even calling the Tourist Police to make him leave. Although Adrian was Whinging about the Owner not liking Falang (Westerners) I pointed out that She can not have felt all that strongly on the issue or She would not have given him a Room in the first place. I think it more likely that Adrian going Home “Roaring Drunk” was frightening the other Residents!!
A mutual acquaintance gave Adrian my number and he called a few Saturdays back.He was extremely Drunk and was asking for my Help he sounded pretty desperate.I went to look for Him at the Bar he was in but he must have left before I arrived!!
Two Days after this I received a Text from Adrian saying he had been arrested for Overstay (Not having a Valid Visa) On Tuesday this Week I received another Text stating he had served15 Days in the Town Jail and was now being held at the Police Station.
The facts are Adrian overstayed his Visa by 14 Months and he has been sentenced to 105 Days Jail time of which he has 90 left to serve. Adrian has no Money if he cannot come up with the 20,000 Baht Fine and a Ticket out of Thailand he will be left to Rot in Jail!!You only have to look on You Tube to See that Thai Jails are some of the most Squalid,Overcrowded and Brutal places on Earth possibly only surpassed in squalor by Filipino Jails!! Apparently He will be moved to a Jail in Bangkok exclusively for Visa offenders.I was told of Falang there who cannot come up with any Money being left to go Mad, I am quite sure that incarceration in places like this would break One quite quickly!!
I will try to contact Adrian’s German Brother in Law who Adrian states has very little time for him and has already turned down a previous plea for Cash from Our Hero!!Frankly I do not blame the Brother in Law for his dislike of Adrian I noticed on my few encounters that Adrian has a Vicious tongue and One imagines a huge Chip on His Shoulder. I would not however wish for my worst Enemy the Experience that Adrian very likely has ahead of him!!