July 25, 2010

Ghosts at the Winnipeg Airport...

Just after I landed at the Winnipeg airport, as I was headed out of the terminal to catch a cab downtown, I saw this sign.

I don't know if this is a standardized all-airport generic sign, or specifically designed by some Einstein for Winnipeg. All I gotta say is... What the hell, are the taxis here driven by ghosts?

Look at this brainless sign...
- for your own car, which you will presumably drive yourself, there is an icon with an empty car and a key.
- for the limo, the icon is a car with "limo" and a driver.
- for the taxi, there is a car with a taxi light on top, and yet no driver to be seen.

Does Winnipeg have driverless taxis? Are they self-propelled Jetsons taxis? Do you grab a car from the taxi line and drive yourself? Are the drivers all shrunken senior citizens who cannot see over the dash? Or do ghosts hop in yellow cars and zoom you to where you are going?

So yes I took a taxi in Winnipeg. And it came with a driver, who was just fine. Friendly, obeyed some of the speed limits, visible to the human eye and everything!

I still think the sign is moronic...

10 comments:

Midwestern Mama Holly said...

Maybe in Winnipeg you're expected to drive your own cab?

yona c. riel said...

say hi to my home town for me... it doesn't sound like a 'town' anymore...

Aunt Becky said...

I totally want a ghost taxi. It would make me GO to Winnipeg if I could get one.

Lauren said...

Perhaps you were upgraded without being told and the taxis really are driverless for those... average humans.

Kevin said...

'Obeyed some of the speed limits.' Sounds like the type of driver to whom you can relate.

vanita said...

sounds like a nyc cabbie.

vanita said...

i think you word verification just insulted me. my word was Rejec. See what you've started Brahm?

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Oh no, the word was 'rejec'? Yikes. Then again it is totally random, right?

Could be worse - I am still waiting for one of these times to randomly be called 'asshole'.... just because it would be funny!

Linda Medrano said...

Picky picky picky! You writers!

bmat10 said...

seeing as I had a really bad experience in Montreal with a cab driver I would take one of those ghost taxi drivers anytime.

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