Friday, July 08, 2005

I'm at the corner...

…of “Walk” and “Don’t Walk”, please send a cab.

And if you can’t send a regular cab, send a motorcycle taxi.

That’s right! These modern conveyances exist all over southern China and are waiting to spirit you away to your final destination.

Have more than one person in your party? Don’t worry! Our ample seating room easily accomodates multiple people. In fact a family of 3 can comfortably sit on the spacious seating area.

Now you may think all of the above is a joke, but seriously these “motorcycle taxis” exist all over southern China and I have seen as many as 4 people riding (including the driver). These
professional drivers patiently wait at the bus stops waiting for the bus to deliver their
next set of customers. So if you are wondering why the guy on themotorcycle is honking the horn at you for no apparent reason it is because he is asking you, “Hey bud, need a ride?”

(Hey you folks a Kodak need to send me a check for a rather stunning commercial placement.)

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