I’ve got a list of interesting taxi stories…
When my mother visited me here a year and a half ago, I had a conversation with the driver who first claimed to believe that my mother was too young to be anything more than my sister. Then he started talking about how good for me as a black person to be teaching English here and enlightening the Taiwanese about my culture. I had to translate all of this to my mother. I think it’s the most Chinese I’ve ever understood, actually.
I love getting in taxis where the drivers go ridiculous speeds…especially when I’m 20 minutes behind schedule for getting to work.
My recent taxi story is getting a counterfeit $500 bill from a driver. Lesson learned? Never trust a driver who volunteers to change a $1000 dollar bill.