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  1. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    This is really bizarre.


    Woman on the wrong bus lost for 25 years

    Feb 07 12:53 PM US/Eastern

    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.
     
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    That shows what crowd noise can do. She should have burned a timeout.
     
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    Pujo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Lol, sounds like she could be telling her kids a story. No, really, mommy went out for cigarettes... 25 years ago!
     
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    Wow. That IS weird. Still, at least she was able to make it home eventually.
     
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    Ho Honey, Me Home

    Where the f-ck have you been?
     

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