Self assisted sky diving


Dear Hillary,

About every week there’s a report in your paper about another foreigner falling off tall buildings in Pattaya.  Do the Thais fall off as well?  What is it that makes these sad events happen?  I think we all would like to know, so that we can make sure we’re not next!


Dear Jim,

There is never any one reason that would cause people to fall off tall buildings, but there are a few common factors.  Copious quantities of alcohol is one.  About 1.5 meters tall with dark brown eyes and long black hair is another one.  Running out of money on the holiday of a lifetime is in there as well.  If you know someone who is threatening to harm themselves, in any way, get them to a doctor quickly.