Monday, June 5, 2006

Fukouka Cabby

Now, in Singapore, our friendly taxi drivers are renowned for working 14 hour shifts, seven days a week and drinking kopi-o until they jitter so much, they bounce off their seat... but their Japanese counterparts cannot be beaten!

From a guide to taking a taxi in Fukuoka:

"Notes Taxi drivers work 24 hour shifts. If your driver appears to be sleeping it is considered polite not to awaken him until you have reached your destination."