Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Old Photos

Apparently, Bangkok taxi drivers aren't required to renew their taxi licenses. Some of the portrait photos look like they're from the 70's or the 80's. In some cases, cabbies look completely different from the person in the picture displayed on the dashboard. The other day, I took a cab with a guy who looked like he hadn't aged a day since his photo was taken years ago. So I asked him how he stays so young-looking, and he laughed and told me he's only thirty. It turns out the guy in the twenty-five year old license photo is his father who shares the cab with him.