Taxi archives: Brainwashed ColumbusWritten by Julen Madariaga on December 2nd, 2008
The other day it was too cold to get my Linder started, so I had to go and flag a cab instead. I got one of the green chubby ones.
Green cabs are well known for being stubborn, having a true passion for History and polishing their nails 5 times a day. Remember: never never sit in a green cab during the morning rush hour.
Conversation between me and the GReeN Taxi:
ULN - Hello. Please take me to Yueyanglu.
GRN - Yuyuanlu?
ULN - Of course.
<… flag pull and commercial …>
GRN - Your Chinese is Amazing! <..lah-didah..> hm, what’s your country?
ULN - I’m from Spain.
GRN - Barcelona-Real Madrid-Ronaldinho: Good football!
ULN - <?> And don’t forget bullfighting.
GRN - Ahahaha! Yes, yes, Spain has bulfighting!!!
ULN - You saw it before?
GRN - On television..
ULN - Hm.
<… swerve, honk at cyclist …>
GRN - What else does Spain do?
ULN - What?!?
GRN - In History. What is famous of Spanish history?
ULN - Ah. Er… Spain… discovered America?
GRN - Haha, You mean that Spain WAS discovered by America.
ULN - No, no. I mean Spain discovered America. Sort of…
GRN - Ha! Spain is a very little country.
ULN - It is if you compare it with China.
GRN - You know, you shouldn’t always believe what your government says
ULN - ?
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