i A Time and a Place...: Does This Bus Go To Red Bluff?...

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Does This Bus Go To Red Bluff?...

Boy, here's one for the books!

BANGKOK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A woman who boarded the wrong bus on an attempted shopping trip from Thailand to Malaysia has returned home after 25 years.

Jaeyana Beuraheng told her eight children she accidentally boarded a bus bound for Bangkok instead of Malaysia, and once there she boarded a second incorrect bus because she could not read or speak Thai or English, The Times of London reported Wednesday.

Beuraheng, who speaks only the Yawi dialect used by Muslims in southern Thailand, said the noise and traffic of the big city confused and disoriented her, leading her to board the second wrong bus to Chiang Mai, near the border with Burma.

The woman said she spent five years begging on the street in the city and was often mistaken for a member of a hill tribe because of her dark skin tone.

She was arrested in 1987 on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant and was sent to a social services hostel when authorities were unable to determine her origins.

However, last month, three students from her home village arrived at the hostel for training, and they were able to communicate with Beuraheng and help her find her way home.



Blogger Miz Micks said...

says i,"there but for the grace of God goes I". I have brothers and sisters to find me. miz-micks

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you don't mind Jim, I copied this and put it on Kim's site. It really is amusing as anything. I credited you with the post before I did this... If it is bad manners in blog world to do this, please let me know since I don't like to offend!

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Jim, it is me Laura from Hamilton, ON who writes the above anonymous as well as this one... I am not a member you see.
Kind regards,

5:14 PM  
Blogger CA said...

Miz Micks, I share your opinion; it could be me except I have a c0-driver (Donna) who is usually the map reader! 'chuckle'

Laura, it's not bad manners; it's complimentary. Thank you.

BTW, FYI, I am working on a 'Grape Planting/Cutting piece for the next Cottonbolltwist.

10:28 AM  

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