Rude and Selfish Drivers (April 25, 2012)

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Re: Rude and Selfish Drivers (April 25, 2012)

Postby dan2006 » 27 Apr 2012, 10:21

bismarck wrote:
Craig0928 wrote:
dan2006 wrote:Dang... I guess I better not park in the doorway any more.. Don't want my licence to be photographed by a bignose.


So from the above insult, does this mean you have a very small nose? (and a definite lack of humor...)
There are hundreds of native Taiwanese sites that feature the same sorts of photos. I guess that makes me a 'bignose' like all other local Taiwanese?

Odd thing is, coming where I come from I think they have big noses ... :idunno:


My schnoz would definitely be in the large category compared to most Taiwanese :lol:

Re: the topic on hand, I do agree that parking across walkways and in bike lanes etc is inconsiderate, but eventually the longer I stayed in Taiwan, the less it bothered me. It was just something to be expected, just like everyone on the road who drives dangerously. It didn't even faze me after a while at all, and to be honest, I missed the way things were done in Taiwan when I went back to Canada. Strange eh?
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Re: Rude and Selfish Drivers (April 25, 2012)

Postby bismarck » 27 Apr 2012, 13:47

This thread is starting to take on a very "Living in Taiwan" tinge, and not so much a "Fun and Games" one. :2cents:

Unless it gets real fun and gamey by Sunday, I'm moving it out of here.
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Re: Rude and Selfish Drivers (April 25, 2012)

Postby Craig0928 » 27 Apr 2012, 14:57

Horror - easy to define...
Romance - easy to define...
Action - easy to define...
Humor/ Humour - Bloody hard to define!

There are big differences in humor between Japan, Germany and various other nations...
But what North Americans/Canadians often do not 'get' is how dry 'humour' is in U.K and Australia.

And funnily enough, even my four ALL TIME fav Hollywood comedies, are hated by most American critics and audiences...
For the record, they are -

Nothing But Trouble (1991)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102558/

Mars Attacks! (1996)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116996/

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095444/

A Dirty Shame (2004)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365125/
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Re: Rude and Selfish Drivers (April 25, 2012)

Postby ceevee369 » 27 Apr 2012, 19:14

Once, being a Newbie in TW I played with the idea of creating a Forumosa "Hall of Shame" picture gallery. One how we - guests of this country - judge the local non-law-abiding citizen.
When doing my calculation - observing 30-50 infractions on any other day - I refrained from this idea. It takes law enforcement efficiency while educating a sense of responsibility - something which is not stated to do in most of our mission statements. Sigh...
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Re: Taiwan - Stupid, Rude and Selfish Drivers (April 25, 2012)

Postby Tony the Tiger » 02 May 2012, 18:56

finley wrote:I have a whole collection of photos of cars (mostly fat businessman types strutting around looking important) parked on the pedestrian crossing on the big main road into Danshui, blocking an entire lane of traffic.

I was going to email them to the police. And then I had a think about it, and figured my time would be better spent trimming my toenails. The end result would be much the same, except that my toenails would look better.


A few of my students have told me about some sort of program where you can photograph/videotape traffic violators and send them to the authorities. After which you will receive a percentage of the fine. Apparently there was some guy on the news who made a pretty decent living by doing this.

I'm thinking about doing this myself but I just don't know how it works.
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Re: Taiwan - Stupid, Rude and Selfish Drivers (April 25, 2012)

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 03 May 2012, 16:22

The OP's image was why I hated living in Danshui. Things like this happens all the time, including so many scooters parked right on the entrance of a building that I couldn't get out... I was thinking of getting a chainsaw to help clear the bush...

It's not nearly as bad in Taipei, but it depends on the area... the older districts (like the area around Whayin st. near Taipei main station) is pretty bad while Tianmu isn't as bad (probably because of all the expats).

Its safe to say enforcement depends on the area you live in.
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Re: Taiwan - Stupid, Rude and Selfish Drivers (April 25, 2012)

Postby PigBloodCake » 03 May 2012, 16:43

Taiwan Luthiers wrote:The OP's image was why I hated living in Danshui. Things like this happens all the time, including so many scooters parked right on the entrance of a building that I couldn't get out... I was thinking of getting a chainsaw to help clear the bush...

It's not nearly as bad in Taipei, but it depends on the area... the older districts (like the area around Whayin st. near Taipei main station) is pretty bad while Tianmu isn't as bad (probably because of all the expats).

Its safe to say enforcement depends on the area you live in.


I'm not gonna defend Danshui. Frankly I think the police enforcement of that district suck shit. However, I do think that the OP can report this and be compensated (i.e. cash) for the prosecution of this jerk :bluemad: (well, it's more like infraction). I drive through that section a few times (mostly on weekends) and it really buggers me that douchebags would park their cars there. I doubt he could get away with it during busy rush hours.

If the OP doesn't mind, just send those pics or present 'em to Danshui police station and see if you can get compensated. I would if I were you.
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Re: Taiwan - Stupid, Rude and Selfish Drivers (April 25, 2012)

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 03 May 2012, 18:05

One time I was waiting at an intersection with cops directing traffic, and a lady hailed a cab who stopped right at the intersection. Well the cab for some reason did not immediately drive away, but waited forever and backed up traffic. The traffic director screamed at the cab and I saw the passenger get out and the cab drove on.

I thought they were talking about making a law saying that a cab can only stop at designated cab stops, where did that go?
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