Thailand compulsory military service


Every male citizen needs to undergo Thailand’s compulsory military service. When called upon, men are asked to draw a card and depending on which colour you pick: black means you’re either exempt from service or and red means you’ve been drafted. 

On 6th April 2021, this Thai man was found running in a peculiar getup of black jeans, flip flops and a cosplay maid costume after having drawn a black card. 

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Paying his dues to the deities


When asking divine figures to exempt him from compulsory military service, the man promised he would run 8 KM in a dress in return. Upon receiving his black card, the runner immediately started to fulfill his promise to the deities. 

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Image credit: TNN Thailand

The locals reportedly admired his initiative to maintain a promise with the gods, according to TNN Thailand.  

However, other netizens didn’t seem so pleased with his actions: 

Thai Man Wears Skimpy Cosplay In Public, Thanks Deities For Letting Him Avoid Army Enlistment
Screenshot: One News 31

Translation: Why so much effort? Is this all to avoid being drafted into the army?

Thai Man Wears Skimpy Cosplay In Public, Thanks Deities For Letting Him Avoid Army Enlistment

Screenshot: One News 31

Translation: What’s wrong with being in the army? Why don’t you want to join?


Luck exists


Like this guy right here, it’s important to find something to believe in as well as ways to celebrate it. Even though luck may not always be on our side, we can always rely on a humorous and positive mindset to console us in unlucky times. 

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Cover images adapted from: TNN Thailand

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