That reminds me of last Saturday on the corner of Jianguo and Heping. Broad daylight, lunchtime, busy. Taxi swerves across from the outside to the inside lane at the last second with no signal, to make a right at the intersection, sideswipes an old woman on a scooter who was trying to go straight ahead in a totally legal fashion. Taxi driver stops, examines his car for damage, makes to get back in, ignoring the woman on the ground. Other drivers and pedestrians immediately grab him bodily. The hit woman is on her feet now, shaken and dazed but apparently unhurt. Taxi driver, still held by the arms by three or four people, starts lunging at the woman, bracing himself against his captors and lashing out with both feet, but he’s not close enough. His fare, realizing no doubt that her driver is a psycho, gets out of the cab and makes to walk off. Taxi driver makes a break for her, does his flying kick thing again, but catches her square in the back and sends her flying. By this time there are a whole bunch of people holding him and they’ve got him on the ground, guys sitting on him, the whole bit, while he’s raving, practically frothing at the mouth.
He couldn’t have weighed more than 120 pounds, either – a real skinny wee runt of a man. I managed to catch his eye and made a “swirling the ice around the glass pipe” motion with my hands. You can ask anyone there – he actually started to gibber. First time I’ve actually ever heard anyone really gibber.
I really think he might have been “on” something, I really do. [/quote]
I sincerely hope that this happens where I can see it sometime. The taxi driver would have gotten to be VERY good friends with his plastic surgeon .