Saturday, March 17, 2012

“Picked Up” Photograph

I don’t remember ever seeing quite as many people as this squashed into the back of a pick-up truck before. There’s a lot of trust being put in the driver – any small mistake could easily send a passenger or two sprawling into the road and end in disaster. 

This slightly carefree attitude to safety is one result of the Thai Buddhists’ belief in destiny and what happens to you being the result of past actions. If it’s going to happen then it’s going to happen, and what influences this is more to do with past behavior than present safety measures.

Still, I really hope 13 wasn’t an unlucky number for them.

Photograph taken in Bang Saen, Chonburi, Thailand

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