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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Cheaters, Part Two

With references to that previous post about cabbies who take a longer route because there's more than one passenger alighting at more than one stop, it's happened again tonight. The cabbie took the whole Tanjong Katong route, leading past the Paya Lebar MRT/ Expressway mess, and then back towards Sims Avenue where we were headed anyway, and could have headed directly for if we had taken Still Road from Marine Parade.

So, since I'm pissed off now that it's happened to me at least five times (that I have noticed this happening), I'm just gonna put down the license plate numbers of the last two cab rides: SHA7317R and SH2004J.

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At dinner, some dweeb was trying to impress his girlfriend with his F1 insights and then proceeds to call that Canadian former champion (1995) 'Chuck Vill-new' of 'Re-nott'.

Uh, right. Real suave man.

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Saw the 30-year old versions of two of my men from NS days walk by us at the Parkway Parade taxi stand just now. Still have photos of them in my album from way back. A bit strange to think that twelve years ago, I was leading people no older than myself in situations where a misstep could be so fatal.

Sometimes, I don't mind NS that much.

4 Comments:

  • At 2:37 PM, September 30, 2004, Blogger Yuhui said…

    You can tell the driver which route to take and he'll have to obey you.

     
  • At 3:13 PM, September 30, 2004, Blogger Terz said…

    Not when the cabbie acts 'blur' and then 'accidentally' turns down a route where the only way back is taking the long way around.

    As was the case last night.

     
  • At 3:41 PM, September 30, 2004, Blogger tbh said…

    JV was F1 champion in 1997, unless by "world champion" you mean the CART championships, which he did win in 1995. I'm not sure how to pronounce Jacques though. Zhack?

     
  • At 4:16 PM, September 30, 2004, Blogger Terz said…

    My bad. You're right... 1997 was the year he won the F1 Championships.

    Well, dweeb wasn't too far off in the pronunciation; just replace 'ch' with a softer 'g', nasalise (~) the rest of the name, ending with a softer 'k' (x) as well.

     

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