Saturday, November 27, 2004

Taxi Drivers and Journalists

Yesterday, talking about the upcoming elections in Palestine Eddie Mair, radiopresenter on BBC4s PM, asked a correspondent, so what are people saying in taxis (tiny pause), on the streets?

Realising that "the man in the street" is really a taxi-driver, I instantly dreamed up a whole new career for myself. I would get a taxi license and hover near journalist haunts. Faking a broad local accent or extra broken English I would then pour my most cherished opinions into their inebriated minds. And hey presto I'm into international politics.

World leaders relax. I don't drive.

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