Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lady Available

The driver of this taxi wants to make sure that every potential passenger knows about her gender and feminine character by advertising that she is a lady on a sign facing out the front windshield. She believes that being a woman taxi driver is an advantage in this city and that she is a novelty due to the scarcity of them here. She told me that many of her female passengers have expressed their preference for lady cab drivers. She also mentioned that she has many male customers, but she admitted to being single. So, I joked with her that her illuminated red wahng sign, meaning "available" in English, already publicizes her marriage status.