Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Still learning the language

A new phrase in Taxiese, which, as I'm learning, is an even more vital means of communication than Arabic and English combined. Which is ironic, because that's essentially what Taxiese is.

Anyway, as I was riding to the grocery store on Sunday, the taxi was cut off by a gargantuan Lexus SUV. The driver snorted and said:

Too much business adj.: 1 too wealthy to pay attention to one's surroundings.

It took me a couple of minutes (and another SUV cutting across three lanes of busy traffic) for me to figure out what he meant. But now you know what to say the next time a financial analyst in a Honda Civic swerves into your lane on Southwest Trafficway.

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