I got in a taxi this morning and soon realized my driver, Mr Bin Lang, was training for the World Rally Championships (WRC).
Anyway, after about 5 minutes of Insane (even for Taipei) driving he barrelled through a pedestrian crossing and took out a guy. The taxi tried to keep going, but could not for the volume of other people also on the crossing. The businessman picked himself up and came over and tapped on the driver’s window (thankfully he did not appear to have any broken limbs), and said something along the lines of “pardon me, but do you realise that you just ran me over” somewhat politely.
Anyway, Mr Bin Lang went psycho, along the lines of “how dare you speak to me, particularly after I just ran you over. Don’t you realize who is the big boss of the roads around here, and I am actually in training for the WRC”. The screaming quickly escalated. After 2 minutes of this not looking like it was going to stop I paid the fare, got out, walked up to the businessman and apologised on behalf of the good in all mankind, and got into another cab. He took my apology and was happy to walk away.
As the cab no longer had a passenger, the cab felt he was no free to leap out of the cab and assult the businessman, which he did.