Display man

Although I am pretty much a rookie in the world of blogging (with one week‘s experience, to be exact), I think one basic rule is obvious: Never post the same picture twice!

But rules are there to be broken.

You remember how last Sunday evening the lovely receptionist at Mei Ho House ordered that taxi for me to take me to the airport, right? I showed you the above (bad) photo then but didn’t comment on the driver and his vehicle.

The ride was smooth, the car modern, the driver very polite, all very well. There was one thing, however, that struck me as very odd, and I just cannot stop thinking about it: The guy in his cockpit was surrounded by no fewer than eight digital displays. It was dark outside already, but they shone brighter than the sun. Two of them were split screens, by the way. Can you see them on that pathetic photo of mine?

Now I don’t know about the rules and recommendations in your country. But in my neck of the woods, all you’re allowed to have is a NavSat screen, plus of course the usual displays (not necessarily digital) right in front of you for speed, distance etc. But eight of them, all of which looked like mobile phones or tablets to me? No, Sir! Unfortunately I am unable to tell you what he was using them for. Navigation, certainly. Communication with his head quarter, for sure. But all the rest? Dealing in stocks? Chatting simultaneously with his wife and his four girlfriends? I couldn’t possibly tell you, it was all Chinese to me!

What mattered to me most, however, was the fact that he seemed to have everything under control. Which is why I am now sitting in Sydney, telling you this little story.

Published by Sebastian

Geographer, naturalist and photographer (www.schroeder-esch.de). Based in Germany, but always keen to travel and explore

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