This gentleman was my favourite. He was the first to switch on his meter. This after I had given up on the idea that any drivers still did things the right way.
I have been making much use of these autos these last couple of weeks. It's a bit like a lucky dip. Sometimes there are many around, sometimes one has to wait a while before one comes along. Some know and take you exactly where you want to go, others pretend to know the address but then stop every 100 meters to ask for directions. Some politely switch on the meter and even offer change, others will argue for an unreasonable price. And sometimes you end up patiently waiting in the very long petrol queue in the middle of a very short trip. A lucky dip indeed.