There was once a Japanese businessman who was engaged in a particular
corporate meeting held in a particular business district in the Philippines. As
he stepped out of the airport, he hailed the local cab, board it and requested
his destination to be Manila Hotel. As the cab was attempting to make its way
out to the main road, a ramming and screeching sound was heard. Out passed a
Honda Civic CRX Turbo screaming away from the main junction. The Japanese
remarked. "Mmmm, Honda! Made in Japan, verri powerful. verri faast!!"
Some distance, a white executive sedan whoosh pass along side the cab a high
cruising speed. "Ahhh, Toyota! Also made in Japan, verri fasto. Also verri
good!, very faast" The cab-driver upon hearing the comments, look thru the
rear mirror and was quite resented over the Jap's proud attitude. At that moment
again, another car came ramming fast, overtaking and cutting every car ahead of
it. "Mmmm, Mitsubishi! Also Japan, also verri good, very fast. Mmmm!"
It was not long after reaching the designated hotel, the cab halted in front
of the lobby door, the cab-driver stared at the meter and proclaimed. "That
will be US$239.40, sir!"
"Nan desu-ka! What?", the Jap was astonished. "The airport
verrinear to hotel.
"Er, sir, this meter is NEC, made in Japan, very good and 'very faast'.