18 Experiences You Can’t Avoid With Lebanese Taxi Drivers

Executive Bulletin | Al-Nadim

Lebanese taxi drivers seem to have trademark on creating weird and remarkable experiences for their passengers because of how naturally nonchalant they are.

The following are some of the encounters a passenger can get and has gotten from getting into a taxi in Lebanon.

#1 The story they tell

#2 When wherever you want to go is miraculously is “on their way”

Even when the given destination doesn’t exist…

#3 You get to know then as competitive multi-experts

#4 And also multilingual

#5 Traffic lights are not meant for them

#6 This taxi driver who was raising a spider

According to Lebanese Reddit user ChartsDeGaulle, he saw a small spider by the window in a taxi and tried to kick it out.

The taxi driver told him “Ou3a te2etlo, ana 3am rabbi,” which directly translates to “Beware not to kill it, I’m raising it.”

#7 No time compass

#8 When a passenger encountered a “weird” taxi driver

#9 They seek to know your sect before starting talking politics

#10 Obsessed political experts

#11 The trademarked longer pinky nail

#12 They take you through alleys you didn’t even know existed in your own city

#13 When they want to pick you up… from your own car

#14 They get you to hone your skills or acquire new ones…

#15 The language dictionary you can’t find in bookstores

#16 They could be as displeased as you about bad drivers

#17 The psychologist taxi drivers we are grateful for

#18 The wise men behind the wheels we gladly acknowledge