My 20 y.o. daughter just got back from Thailand after staying for 9 nights and she and her friend are sure their drinks were spiked they think twice due to some really bizarre behavour. The main one being when her friend was robbed by ladyboys last monday night after she suddenly decided she would go for a midnight swim by herself in her clothes, and just left her purse with all her money, phone and camera on the sand, and lo and behold these two guys are there to take the bag, luckily the police got the guys almost in the act. She got her phone, bag and camera back only because she pleaded with them and said they would be no use to them, but no cash, although maybe if she had asked she might have gotten some of it back....they work in strange ways over there, the police were prob in on it as they seemed to be right there when it happened. How convenient but they weren't the ones trying to get the stuff back for her she had to plead with the robbers. My daughter was nowhere to be found as she had somehow stumbled back to the room by herself and can't remember what happened or how she got there. She even slept through the police pounding on their door and coming in. Her friend said she looked like she was dead. She never woke up until later when it was all over, and then she was violently ill everywhere. The reason they think it was spiked is because even the next day the whole thing seemed trivial even though her friend lost all her money and police were involved but the two of them just laughed about it. She said they were partly in a daze the next day and still feeling very sick and out of it. It wasn't until later that they realised it was serious and her friend made up a lie to tell her mother when she had to send her more money as she was too embarrassed to tell her what really happened.
Now I know girls do go out and get drunk but they are seasoned drinkers and know their limits but they know this was not right at all. So I am telling you, even though your kids won't listen, try to make them anyway.
And yes it is true that you can get HIV from the needles in tattooing over there as her boyfriend's 3 friends are the ones from the news last year that were contaminated from the needles and are now HIV positive. I didn't think it was real either until she told me just before she left. So, this is not a friend of a friend of a friend or an urban myth as I thought. So at least I knew she wouldn't do that, although she still ignored me about the jetskis and was lucky to not be more seriously hurt than she was when she fell off.
KIDS! Thank god they didn't hire bikes!!
THESE KIDS HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE "YOLO" MENTALITY...YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, AS ALTHOUGH IT IS TRUE BUT THEY DON'T REALISE HOW FAGILE THAT LIFE CAN BE UNTIL IT IS TOO LATEEdited: 24 November 2012, 22:58