What taxi drivers lack in book smarts, they more than make up for in street smarts. My taxi driver in Taipei shared some invaluable advice on love and life.
Me: Are you off for Chinese New Year?
Driver: Nope, I gotta work everyday.
Me: That must be terrible.
Driver: No, it’s great!
Me: Why is that?
Driver: Don’t have to listen to my wife nag.
Both of us chuckle.
Woman yelling in the background.
Driver hangs up.
Driver: That’s my wife. She’s from China. I told her I was with a customer. She doesn’t care – says she’s gonna go back to China. I said, great, at least it will be quiet in the house.
I’ll give you a bit of advice: never marry a Chinese girl.
Second piece of advice for you: Find you a rich girl. That way you only have to work at night. 😉