Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Another Funny Thing--Cabs

All cabs are equipped with "shields," pieces of plexiglass surrounding the driver's seat that take up half the front seat and essentially box in the cabbie. It's supposed to be for protection, but not only does it look ridiculous, there are huge gaps where the plexiglass bends around the seat, and if someone were really bound and determined to assault a cab driver he could easily reach around the flimsy plastic and do it. Some clear shield that's about as effective as Saran wrap isn't going to stop him. It's like, "Hey, I've got this band-aid...that's as good as a bullet-proof vest, right?"

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