File this under “stories too dumb to even make up.”
A lady was flying Emirates from Glasgow to Bangkok via Dubai, and upon arriving in Bangkok she was denied entry due to missing pages in her passport.
Via the Daily Star:
Dozy Faye Wilson, 28, had to explain to Thai immigration officials that she had used “two or three” pages of her passport to wipe herself on a drunken night out.
Faye said: “Thai immigration just opened my passport and started looking through it, and asked ‘what’s happened here’?
“I just said that I had lost the pages because I was too embarrassed to explain the real reason.
“Before I could explain more, they had deported me back to Dubai and then to Glasgow and confiscated my documents.”
Faye had her passport taken off her and was escorted back to the UK with a security guard.
It’s kind of shocking they sent a security guard all the way back to Glasgow with her. I’ve heard of people being deported all the time, but sending someone with the passenger over a technicality seems odd. It’s my understanding that only happens in extreme situations. There are lots of harmless reasons pages can be missing from a passport, like a toddler accidentally got ahold of it, or… you were drunk and thought wiping yourself with the passport was a good idea!
So what exactly happened, which caused her to lose pages in her passport?
But baffled Faye has used the passport up to eight times in the past five years since she ripped out the pages and never experienced a problem – until last month.
To make matters worse, she said she remembers little of the night out which caused her so much trouble.
She said: “We were walking from one bar to the next and we must have been desperate for a wee and obviously didn’t have any toilet roll.
“We decided it would be a good idea to use my passport, which is obviously really stupid.
“It was maybe two or three pages.”
A lot of people do dumb things when they’re drunk, though I feel like this is next level stupid. No matter how impaired I was, I’d never think using my passport as toilet paper was a good idea. Ever. Though perhaps I have different priorities.
(Tip of the hat to LoyaltyLobby)