Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Photo: Taxi dashboard - badly photoshopped









It's quite common for taxis to have shrines on their dashboard. My book, the brilliant Very Thai says that taxis are "culturally still a boat. The steering column doubles as the prow, the vehicles sacred 'head' where offerings go [to] honour Mae Yanang, the protective spirit of the boat." It goes on to say in other taxis "the dashboard plays host to assemblages of souvenirs, cute cartoon mascots, model cars, wax fruit, heart shaped stickers or toy helicopters..." I suspect that this taxi falls into this category.

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I flatly refuse to add my edit update today - even for public humiliation purposes.

For those that don't know we had a major disruption to life on Wed/Thur as Daughter was rushed to hospital with suspected appendicitis. She didn't have it; she had a stomach infection but I have therefore done nothing.

9 comments:

Queenie said...

Still page 39 then! ;-) Hope daughter is entirely on the mend now xxx

Grandpa said...

Those ain't too bad. I've come accross one with a fat man on a spring, which dances around forever and you'll be like a drunkard by the time you reach your destination!

Hope daughter has completely recovered

Carole Anne Carr said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter's illness, very worrying for you.

Debs said...

I'm not surprised you haven't done any writing and I hope you're daughter is well on the mend now.

sheepish said...

Hope daughter is on the mend. That taxi dashboard looks quite distracting to me and maybe to the driver aswell!!!! Atleast you are thinking about not editing, I'm not even that far advanced.

Sue Guiney said...

Yikes! I didn't know about your daughter. I do hop[e she's feeling better now, but how scary! What was it about this week? My husband ending up in hospital last night needing a septic cyst to be removed. He's fine, too, but phew....xo

Su said...

Those are some serious dashboards. I'm glad your daughter is okay.

Melissa said...

Glad your girl is okay. Those dashboards are crazy!!!

Mary Mary said...

I love the dashboard pic! Honestly, I have no clue as to how any of those drivers ever see where they're going. Funny!