"For our highway policemen, we have the policy that the police must be friendly and smiling all the time," says Colonel Somyos Promnim, Thailand's Highway Police Commander. "But the problem is, when we're tired, it's hard to keep smiling."
So the Thais have come up with a brilliant solution! They painted big, friendly red grins on their white anti-pollution masks.
I know that the move is an attempt to lift people's spirits, but doesn't it kind of look like something out of an Asian horror movie? If I saw that smiley face cop coming my way, I'd fucking run. Wouldn't you?
[Thanks to Nothing To Do With Arbroath for posting this.]