Hehehehehe! This video was posted to my Facebook timeline.
I couldn’t help but laugh. If this was making fun of last week’s out of control taxi driver protest, I love it. I love it a lot.
Let’s talk about that protest for a minute because it was nuts.
The cab drivers are upset that Uber is here, and they’re still limited by the bylaws. I got that. But the insanity that they went to does not make me want to get into a cab. Seriously, do you think hitting cops and blocking ambulances makes me feel safe riding with you?
And let’s take apart this one taxi driver’s words, because it’s fun.
He says over and over that he was just trying to get a point across…but never tells us that point. The point I got was that he had lost his goddamn mind and needs to stop driving anything. He also said he hoped the Uber driver would talk to him, but the driver didn’t want to face the music. Yeah, and a sure way to open a dialog is to pound on the windshield and try to force the driver’s door open, then cling to the mirror. I don’t know a lot of people who would think “Gee I should roll down the window and talk to this charming fellow.” This guy went as far as to say that Uber is ISIS. Yup, you’ve gone right around the bend.
I hope the bylaws can get adjusted so both services can live in harmony and have healthy competition, but man, did those taxi drivers do a lot to smash the image of a safe, legal alternative to Uber.