Love Canal? Flood of used condoms wows Bangkok man

That’s a lot of safe sex. Original photos: Mr. Delicious Umami / Facebook
That’s a lot of safe sex. Original photos: Mr. Delicious Umami / Facebook

A west Bangkok man stepped out of his canal-side home Sunday to find the waterway choking on all the sex other people are having.

Hundreds if not thousands of used condoms clogged the canal near Wat Chao Moon in the capital’s Bangkok Yai district, according to photographs posted online.

“I just exited my house and was confused… Hey? You’re just going to throw it away like that?” the irate man, who goes by the name Mr. Delicious Umami, wrote online just after 9am.

City workers had successfully fished out all the condoms by noon Monday, according to Sanseun Ruangrit of the Drainage and Sewers Department. Department representatives reached by phone said they could not pinpoint the source of the rubber deluge.

Though a variety of condoms appeared in the photos, one package was visibly labeled as coming from the West In Hotel, which when written in Thai sounds like the upscale American chain (It isn’t).

The silver lining to all this? A lot of people are having protected sex.

The downside? Despite crisis-level waste mismanagement, trash-choked waterways are common sights unlikely to phase Bangkok residents, unless they are choking on love gloves.

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