Monday, July 21, 2008

Designer Taxi

Some people assume that taxi drivers do what they do because they can't get another job. But, I've met many cab drivers who have had other types of jobs, but prefer to drive a taxi, and I've met some drivers who drive a cab as an extra job. Yesterday, my taxi driver told me he was a graphic designer moonlighting with his own cab. Mr. Sawat, or "Noi", studied design at Poh Chang College in Bangkok. He's worked as a designer for a company in Holland, and now he has his own small design firm. He told me he enjoys the combination of working in design and driving his taxi. When he gets bored with one job, he switches to the other job for a while. You never know what kind of person you'll meet behind the wheel of a Bangkok taxi.