Karlos Anis

5 Types Of Taxi Drivers You Meet In Cairo

Cairo traffic is a city staple, and it’s the perfect opportunity for you to get to know the different types of taxi drivers out there. Check them out! 1. The Wise One This taxi driver is 40+ years old, but his white hair makes him look much older. He smokes Cleopatra cigarettes and he’s been kicked down by life more times than he can count. As soon as you get in the car with him, he hits you with that deafening silence, only to later start a conversation with “God help this coming generation”. You’re only riding with him to listen to some timeless wisdom. 2. The Depressed/Depressing One As soon as you get in the car with him, you feel your heart clench but you don’t really know why considering your day has been going well so far. He has a playlist of songs about backstabbers and cheaters, but he’s not a sad person, he just likes sadness. He’s sworn happiness completely out of his taxi, so it’s either you join him on this depressing ride or you ask him to let you out on the first stop. 3. The Dictator He starts discussing news and politics in the country but he doesn’t care about your opinion or what you have to say. You’re only with him to listen to him talk and agree with him, and you’re not allowed to have a different opinion. It feels like he talked about everything in life and by the time you get to your destination, you have a massive headache. 4. The High One He drives like a maniac and his music is on full blast. He doesn’t know where he’s going and you don’t know why you got in with him in the first place. Any attempt to criticize his driving will end up with a fight so just pray you get to your destination safely. 5. The Kind One He doesn’t complain about where you’re going and he drops you off without saying a word. The radio is on at a moderate volume and if you talk him he answers briefly. In peace with life and himself, this one is our favorite ride always.