The Visa Collector

A blog about travelling with a Filipino passport, and life overseas

Taiwanese honesty

Posted by VisaC on March 24, 2011 at 9:13 pm

A good friend in Taiwan, a former co-worker and fellow Filipino, posted this on his Facebook status today:

I left my son’s national ID card and insurance card in a cab on the way to the hospital. An hour later at home, the doorbell rang and when I opened the door, it was the cab driver returning the cards. He said he couldn’t find us at the hospital so he decided to try finding us at home. I am among very honest and considerate people. Thank you, Taiwan

My wife and I both also have generally positive experiences with Taipei taxi drivers. Drivers giving discounts for getting confused with directions because of our foreign accents, and thus getting lost, are not uncommon.

I’m not saying that the place gives you license to be careless. But it is indeed more forgiving than many other places.

Stories like this make me miss what had been our first home as a couple.

Filed under Slices of life, Taiwan
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