I was on vacation in Thailand, overnighting in a hotel at Laem Ngop (Frog Harbor) and had seen the news on TV and in the Thai language newspapers. The next morning I got onto a boat headed for Ko Chang (Elephant Island) where I had a reservation for a few days at a beach bungalow. Also on the boat were a pair of drop-dead-gorgeous German women, early 20s, world travelers. They had not seen the news, and when I told them, they were very angry that someone would play such a joke on them, and when we got to the bungalows they refused to have anything to do with me.
Until 2 days later, when the English language newspaper arrived. And then they invited me to join them on the clothing-optional beach.