Went for a day trip to Dubai and decided to park my car in Mirdif City Centre, and get a taxi to Mall of the Emirates.
I like Dubai taxis because they have meters, and the system should be adopted in Oman, but that is for another rant in the future.
As soon as I got into my cab (ID number NT 739) we drove out of the carpark and onto the highway.
Then he decided to take a phone call. OK.....it's Dubai, I suppose I will just have to deal with it.
But once he started using his other hand to fix his hair, gesticulate and describe what he was saying, it was decided that enough was enough.
He now had both hands off the wheel, and was drifting into adjacent lanes, and that for me was simply unacceptable.
It took a series of comments, and then a physical intervention on his shoulder to get him to stop.
His attitude to the incident was one of complete indifference.
I guess he's tired of working as a taxi-driver and needs to look at other options.
Maybe Dubai's RTA might have some career advice for him!
You can lecture me on how hard his life is, and how much he needs to feed his family back home, but if having a job means so much to you, then you should do your level best to hang onto it!
If the driver is dangerous, let him go!