A Japanese man takes a sightseeing trip to America so that he can see for himself the famous sights that he had only before seen on television.
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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