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They do things differently...

...in Japan.

Passengers receiving tips from taxi drivers? Yup, "The government said Wednesday that 1,402 government employees accepted cash, beer and other favors from tax drivers while returning home on taxpayers' money and 151 of them have been punished".

Given that state paid for taxis only kick in at 12.30 AM, one might say that the Japanese take a rather harsher line than is taken in these parts. I also at something of loss to work out what the taxi drivers were hoping to achieve. Repeat business? String pulling?

I might tell the next cab I hail that I'm a civil servant and see what happens. Probably a lengthy rant.

(Ahem, edited to remove Freudian slips)

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Anonymous nomad said... 3:03 pm

Twice you write "tax" drivers. Shome mishtake - or perhaps the civil servants in question work for the Japanese equivalent of the inland revenue?  



Blogger ScotsToryB said... 5:20 pm

Strupid boy, InRand Levenue!

Tut.

STB.  



Anonymous nomad said... 3:00 pm

Ah so! Honoluble genremen collect. Me velly solly. (Bows five times to the east in contlition). I give me one hundled rines: "I must rearn to sperr plopely".  



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