Philippines Typhoon Transportation
You ever take a car taxi that refused to take you to your destination? Maybe drop you off a block away…
Philippine Typhoons have caused the streets of Manila to flood, the taxi drivers in Manila are the champions of crooked, they are the epitome of what I hate in taxi drivers, and there is none worst on the planet. They will screw you in a heartbeat.
A bicycle with sidecar used for small taxi in Manila, Philippines.
I wanted to go to Robinsons Mall the other day, I was bored, the rain was miserable, and there was nothing to do. The normally stereotypical Expat was bellied up to the bar, smoking cigarettes with their rent-to-own small Filipina girl, they were in pig heaven. I am a square peg trying to fit into a round hole foreigner here in the Philippines.
Rain, Rain, Rain, what can I do?
I decided to go to Robinsons Mall, I have brand new shoes that were sent to me from the USA, and I want them to last a year. If I walk to the mall they will start the downward path to fast, I want to optimize my life; I decided to take a taxi. I realized in the horrible storm a few days ago during the worst of it, only two types of taxis were working, the tricycles and the horse drawn carriages.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Tricycle drivers happen to be one of my pet peeves about the Philippines as 90 of the time they are MORE expensive than a metered taxi. I really H- - - these guys and prefer to walk 10 miles rather than giving them a peso. The way I look at beggars and other "stamby" scammers, hustlers and street urchins is IF NOBODY GAVE THEM MONEY rewarding them for their choice in livelihood they would NOT EXIST. I have a strong preference for not patronizing businesses aka BOYCOTTING I don't approve of nor like for whatever reason.