Friday, April 25, 2008


Cabbys are the true superheroes in Bangkok. They rescue the weary, heat-exhausted, pollution-inhaling citizens of this city, and protect normal folks from harm with talisman and lucky charms. They pick people up and fly through the city during those rare moments there's no traffic jam.

As we know from pop music and the movies, superheroes aren't perfect. In the case of Bangkok taxi drivers, sometimes they have no idea where they're going, they may try to overcharge you, they might take the long way to jack up the fare, or perhaps even refuse to take you somewhere. But, never mind those inconveniences and annoyances. Even Spiderman and Batman have bad days.