On the last day of his trip, he hailed a cab and told the driver to take him to the airport.
During the journey, a Honda drove past the taxi.
The Japanese man leaned out of the window excitedly and yelled, “Honda, very fast! Made in Japan!”
After a while, a Toyota sped past the taxi.
Again, the Japanese man leaned out of the window and yelled, “Toyota, very fast! Made in Japan!”
Then, a Mitsubishi sped past the taxi.
For the third time, the Japanese leaned out of the window and yelled, “Mitsubishi, very fast! Made in Japan!”
The driver was a little angry, but having been a taxi driver for a number of years and having suffered countless annoying passengers, he kept quiet.
And this went on for quite a number of cars, and with each outburst by the Japanese man, the taxi driver became just a little bit more irritated.
Finally, the taxi came to the airport. The fare was US$300.
The Japanese exclaimed, “Wah… so expensive!”
There upon, the driver yelled back, “Meter, very fast! Made in Japan!”
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