Wednesday, May 15, 2002

A ride on the MRT yesterday morning during rush hour reminded me once again how important personal hygiene is in such situations and how some members of the transport riding public forget this is. My favorite bus line, #226, is rarely crowded and the route is very convenient, as it passes by both AmCham and UMC, and my leisure hangouts.

The problem with buses in Taiwan is that bus drivers like to accelerate rapidly (never mind that a little old lady may be making her way up the bus steps) and then slam their foot onto the brakes just as a car or another bus swerves in front of them. This driving style is totally unnecessary, as Wayne points out, because not only is it uncomfortable for the passengers, it abuses the engine and wastes gas.

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