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.
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.