Honour among Thieves


There are a lot of taxidrivers older and wiser than I am (okay maybe not older but certainly wiser) who have a real perspective on the taxi industry.

I was at the taxi holding bay at the International airport. Unusually,  I was locking my car.  Another driver said to me: “Hey – there’s no need to lock your car here. No one is going to steal anything from your car. Haven’t you heard the saying ‘Honour among thieves?”

The driver went on to say: “ ‘Thieves’ would be a good description for us taxi drivers. For the last 40 or 50 years we’ve been robbing the customer blind, and now it’s all coming back to bite us.

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