Monday, September 29, 2008

Dramatic taxi ride 德士惊魂


Before I share with you our journey my dear friends, I would like to share with you our (Lucas, my wife and I) dramatic ending part of our journey played out on the way home from airport.

After our arrival at LCCT from Macau at 11:30 pm, we claimed our luggage. I discovered one of our luggage was damaged. We made a claimed with Airasia, may be a new replacement will be given to us. This is our fifth luggage-damage claims, second with Airasia, the other three with MAS. This is no drama.

We boarded an airport taxi (Proton Wira). The driver was a Chinese and drove very fast. As we moved on, he was going faster and faster..... from 100 kph to 120 kph. As he took the Nilai-Putrajaya route, certain area was bumpy and curvy. He showed no sign of slowing down. The speed reaching 130 kph and still moving up....

"Taxi daiko, can you please slow down a bit.... about 100 kph please.." I said.

"I am rushing...."

"But you are driving too fast..even though you are rushing, safety is more important! "

" This is my normal driving speed..... you said I am driving too fast, that means you have no confidence in my driving.... I have been driving taxi for forty years (bull shit), never met any accident.."

"I don't mean that. I am not use to such high speed...."

" I took it as an insult to me. I normally drive faster than this. But with passengers, I slowed down... no one complained before except one auntie.

She said why I drive so fast... I told her where got fast... compare with the aeroplane you just sat, this is considered slow already. The aeroplane landing with speed of at least 300 kph, you are not frighten. I am driving at 120 kph and you are complaining.."

I smelt a psycho fellow is talking....

"you said I am driving fast and you are frightened, you are insulting me.."

"I don't... no insult.. I am sorry, I just no used to such speed..."

Not to agitate this mad man, I terminated the conversation. In my heart, I prayed for safety. Lucas was holding a statue of our Lady of Fatima which he bought in Macau, this gave me comfort.

The Taxi traveled at a constant 120 kph and we reached home safely.



各位朋友,在还没有和你分享这趟旅程之前,先和你分享我们(传华、我和太太)在旅程结束之后,一段在回家的路上戏剧性的故事。

飞机于晚上十一时半抵达吉隆坡机场。我们去领了行李,发现其中一个行李受损坏,就向亚航投报。因损害程度,柜台负责人说将会赔偿我一个新的行李。这是我和太太第五次因行李损坏而向航空公司索偿。对亚航是第二次,其他三次是对马航。不过,这没有什么戏剧性的存在。

我们乘搭机场一辆 Proton Wira 德士回家,司机是位华人,驾的很快。他的速度可说是越来越快,从一百上到一百二十公里。。。他是使用汝来布城路线,部分路面不平坦,而且有点弯曲。他没有慢下来,反而是更快,甚至上到一百三十。。。还会继续加快。。。

“司机大哥,你可以把速度降慢吗?一百左右可以吗?”, 我说。

“我在赶时间。。”

“但你驾的实在太快了,就算是赶时间,也要顾及安全。。”

“这是我平时驾的速度。。你说我驾的快,等于说你对我的驾驶没有信心。我驾德士已经有四十年了(大炮),从来没发生过意外。。”(我心里想也会有第一次的可能)

“我没这个意思,我只是不习惯这样的高速。。”

“我把这当作是对我的一种侮辱。我平时驾的更快,现在有顾客,我才驾这个速度,从来没有人说我驾的快,只有一位安蒂说过我驾的快。

她说为什么我要驾的这么快?我对她说这那里有快,和她刚乘坐的飞机相比,这算是慢了。飞机降落时,速度最少也有三百公里,你都不害怕。现在坐上我的德士,一百二十你就说害怕。。”

我好像是和一个精神有问题的人说话。

“你说我驾的很快,你害怕,你是在侮辱我。。”

“我没有要侮辱你,我只是不习惯这么快而已。对不起。”

我为了不要激动这个脑子有问题的家伙,不再要说下去了。我心里在祈求平安。传华手上拿着他在澳门买的法蒂玛圣母态像,这给了我信心。

德士的时速保持在一百二十之内,我们也平安的到家了。

3 comments:

Anthony said...

有理说不清,有没有记下号码?太不像话了,他在找你麻烦。感谢主,让你们有惊无险。

Pauline said...

If Simon was frightened with the speed, I was even more considering that I will be screaming at my kids when they drove at 80/90km as I am a nervous-wreck. At one stage, I was even worried that he will stop at a secluded place and bash us up. I thank God for our safety.

Simon Phun said...

这个司机可能真的有点精神问题。他的样子好像野人般。。幸好他的驾驶技术还算平稳,没这么害怕。我还在考虑是否要投诉。。想想这是他的饭碗,若接投诉,他可能需要停工来接受口供调查。。