Saturday, May 20, 2006

Adventures in Riding - India

Many years ago my parents & I were visiting India. I remember the cab ride we took in Bombay to get to the airport. We had a very early morning flight, so we needed a cab to get us there in time. It was before dawn. The driver was speeding through the city streets, and we were practically the only vehicle of any kind on the streets. What made it so odd & memorable is that the driver kept honking his horn the whole trip. It wasn't to make people or vehicles get out of the way, nothing was in our way. We ended up deciding that it must be a rule that a cab driver there has to honk his horn every 1-2 minutes to make sure it's working.

2 Comments:

At 1:32 PM, Blogger wil said...

That sounds like New Orleans, before it was wiped off the face of the earth (well, almost).

NYC doesn't hold a candle to NOLA when it comes to horn honking.

Going to stop - honk horn

Going to start - honk horn

Change lanes - honk horn

Turning (any direction) - honk horn

Just generally bored - honk horn

Traffic light turns "green" - honk horn (there may be a prize for this one, everybody seems to want to the first to honk)

 
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