She began to use the universal language of “human video” to let me know that for 100 baht (about $3.25) I could untie the cords holding the basket together and free the birds. While her human video of the birds flying away lacked the necessary lustur & allure I’d have hoped for, she does get bonus points for her English attempt, “You have good luck!” In other words, if I gave her 100 baht I could free the birds and “I have good luck.” DONE! Who passes up that kind of deal?!
#2) I realize 100 baht is highway robbery as my team just had lunch for 185 baht (about $1.05 per person)
#3) I’ve seen Brokedown Palace & I know that when Claire Daines freed those birds that they flew right back to the hand that fed them until the next Farang (foreigner) pays their ransom!
Same reason my brother and SIL give to & serving with F.R.E.E. International- a really cool anti-human trafficking organization to FREE women & children. Check out FREE International
Same reason your mama paid the bail bondsman!
Same reason we honor our military men & women & why they’re willing to go!
Same reason my therapy friends help addicted clients get FREE!
Same reasons kids bolt out of their desks at the final bell of the day!
Same reason Dave Ramsey created Financial Peace University. So we can call in and scream, “I’m debt FREE!”
Same reason you take your kid to Sunday school & pray for the prodigal son!
Same reason you adopted those children!
Same reason you give to missionaries & why we missionaries GO!