Motorcycle Taxi Ride
Dec. 1, 2008
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You often see two or three people on scooters or motorcycles
in Thailand. But it took me a while to realize that some of
these were actually taxis, and the passengers were paying for
a quick ride to somewhere. After I completed making plans
for our escape, I was so overjoyed that I spontaneously
jumped on one and just asked him to take me for a ride, to
someplace where I could get a drink. He rode me around for about
10 minutes -- a wild and dangerous ride through traffic, around
cars, and between lanes.
The second one was even wilder -- or at least seemed so, since
it was dark and I had two beers in me.
I was having a pretty good time, and
as my driver weaved in and out around cars, I shouted to
him, "You're crazy!" He just laughed and
drove me over to Judi and Craig's.
I told them how I'd got there, and Judi said. "Oh, those are
all run by the mafia."