Saturday, May 14, 2011
Of Taxis And Men
Three years ago, I wrote about taxis in Djibouti and how they constantly harrass you when you're walking down the street. They don't seem to understand when you DON'T need a taxi nor how you could never provide them with a destination when you're exactly where you want to be. Well, another fact about DJ taxis struck me the other day. In both my trips to Djibouti, I don't think I've ever seen anyone riding in a taxi! Of course, someone must hail them and pay or how would they stay in business? Gas is about $6/gallon here so how could they drive around all day with no customers? Could it be the government is subsidising all these taxis to drive around, toot their horns, and all in all, annoy the crap out of pedestrians! This is a mystery I must solve before I leave Djibouti again.