Connect with us

Other News

Sexist Grim Reaper



Sexist Grim Reaper | Thaiger

RAYONG: Residents of Village 7 of Tambon Baan Laeng, Muang District, held a Buddhist sadaokhro merit-making ceremony on March 11 to try to turn around a string of untimely deaths that has caused the number of male residents to plummet to the point where there are 141 males and 269 females. One might imagine that the surviving males might like the way the odds are stacked in their favor, but they’re actually quite nervous. Villagers are sure the village is cursed and no man is safe. According to village headman Sayan Sripeuak, the worst year was 2003, when the village’s ranks of widows really began to surge. “Sometimes it gets so bad that there’s a traffic jam of coffins at the temple waiting to be cremated,” he said. “It seems like bad luck just begets bad luck. Men are dropping like flies.” K. Sayan said that, of the males remaining in the village, most are children. Adult females outnumber their male counterparts 3:1. “I think this bad for our community spirit. We are rapidly becoming a village of old women,” said the headman. “So after discussion with my fellow villagers, we decided to hold this merit-making ceremony to break the curse. “We invited monks from all over to come and join in by sprinkling the village with holy water in order to drive out the bad luck,” he explained. One of the many widows is 30-year resident Tawil Amponmaha, mother of 1984 Olympic boxing silver medalist Tawee Amponmaha. “It is very difficult to believe what is going on here. Something strange is happening, and that’s why I decided to attend the sadaokhro ceremony,” she said. It was not reported whether there would be any effort to keep the remaining men from riding around drunk on motorcycles without crash helmets over the Songkran holiday. This practice has been statistically proven to take the lives of adult males relative to females by a factor of – you guessed it – around 3:1.


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand34 mins ago

Thailand to celebrate its 10 millionth tourist on December 10

Cannabis News55 mins ago

Homeowner beats cannabis thief to death in northeast Thailand

Thailand1 hour ago

British man who loves Thailand banned for 5 years for overstaying

Sponsored1 day ago

Challenges of starting a business in Thailand as a foreigner

Thailand2 hours ago

Thai rapper ‘Milli’ makes BBC 100 Women 2022 list

Crime2 hours ago

Wife strangled to death by jealous husband in Chon Buri

Guides2 hours ago

Restaurants in Thailand that received 2 MICHELIN Star (MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023)

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Hot News2 hours ago

Koh Samui Christmas events lineup

Thailand3 hours ago

Another Taxi scam in Bangkok! | GMT

Thailand18 hours ago

Man arrested for spycam porn, 39 videos feature Thai stars

Thailand18 hours ago

Is poor English proficiency holding Thailand back?

Thailand18 hours ago

Shopee stops all bank payments after hackers steal from customer in Thailand

Thailand18 hours ago

Thailand News Today | CAAT warns Thai VietJet for canceling three Phuket

Crime18 hours ago

Cat killer feels no guilt over sadistic act

Koh Samui19 hours ago

Koh Samui’s Moving Market – a hidden local treat

Visa19 hours ago

Thailand’s 10 year LTR visa most popular among Americans and Chinese

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11