This is probably not the best way to get information.
My name is Mark Doliner. I’m a computer software engineer living and working in North Carolina, USA. I worked in the San Francisco Bay area for 13 years before moving back East in 2019. My email address is email@example.com.
For those who are curious why:
(Coup in Thailand.)
Anyway, from the news reports, it looks like there’s a heavy military presence everywhere, but that the state of affairs is safe and calm. Let’s hope things stay that way.
I totally forgot Arun was in Thailand. I even thought to myself “Do I know anyone in Thailand right now? No. Good.” What the hell am I smoking? Arun, come home!
So I checked the US Embassy site in Thailand. They don’t seem to consider it a major danger:
The military has deployed troops around key government facilities and other strategic locations around Bangkok.
There are no indications of any violence at this point.
We advise all American Citizens to continue to monitor the situation closely, avoid any large gatherings and exercise discretion when moving about the city.
At this point, we are not advising Americans to leave Thailand; however, Americans planning to travel to Thailand may wish to carefully consider their options before traveling until the situation becomes clearer.
That’s a good sign.
I’d feel a lot better if I wasn’t 100% sure that right now our friend Arun is out doing something completely retarded.
Like, maybe he’s out stealing a speeder bike from a group of storm troopers to divert them away from guarding the rear entrance to the deflector shield bunker or something.
=] well that’s fine, i’m just worried cause he left his ewok costume at home. they’re totally gonna know who did it.
aw man, you guys are great! i got an email too. i’m sure most of you were on there, but just to be complete, here’s my response.
hey! I wasn’t on this – BREAKS MY HEART! It’s because I don’t send nice emails, isn’t it? :)
Looking forward to seeing you!