A Thai man has been fined for a series of “dirty tricks” during a trip to a cheap hotel in Bangkok.
The man, who has not been named, made an offer to buy a bed at a hotel he was staying at in Thammasat province, according to the Bangkok Post.
But the hotel had other offers, and the man decided to buy the bed instead, which he then paid off with cash.
The hotel’s owner told the Post that he is “saddened” by the incident and has offered to pay the man to “restructure” his contract.
“I’m very upset about the incident, because it’s not the first time it happened,” he told the newspaper.
“We are very sorry.
This is our Thai way.”
The man was fined NT$50 (US$43) and sent to jail for two months for “negligence” and “cheating”.
He was not charged for using the hotel’s cash for the transaction.
Hotel owner Thongchai Pannarut, however, told the Bangkok News that he has been receiving a lot of “negative feedback” for his actions.
“A lot of people are unhappy,” he said.
“The hotel has been getting complaints, and people are thinking of taking legal action.”
Hotel owners have been a hot topic of discussion recently in Thailand.
The country’s tourism industry is currently reeling from a series.
In July, the government announced a national anti-money laundering program that will see the government confiscate cash and property worth NT$1bn.