Saturday, December 31, 2011

Spain 5: The wisdom of taxi drivers

After asking the cabbie in Toledo why he didn't get to jump the line to exit the train station:

Cabbie: Because one must to respect the line!

Me: Not everyone thinks that.

Cabbie: That is how it is in Spain. One must respect the line.*

Me: We were just in Paris and there, they do not seem to respect the line. People were cutting like crazy.

Cabbie: The French.

Me: Yes.

Just then, a van cut the cabbie off as he was exiting the traffic circle.

Cabbie: That guy? He is French.

* May I note that respecting the line does not seem to be a universal human value.