Thursday, February 26, 2009

Coin Collection

Coin collecting is a popular hobby for many Bangkok taxi drivers. When the coins are glued to surfaces inside the cabs, interesting shiny patterns are created. The coins also give customers something to look at, and I imagine they are an effective conversation starter between the driver and people riding in the taxi. For the cabby, the coins play another role. They are meant to attract more money.  It certainly worked on me. When I saw the different coins, I dug into my pockets looking for loose change that he could add to his collection. After all, there's  a little more space left on the steering wheel.