At the same time, I remember there being a debate among certain journalists about how many foreign correspondents seemed to rely on taxi cab drivers to give them a sense of the nation’s pulse. I can now say that during the last couple of weeks that I have been in town and reliant on Uber drivers to get me to various destinations, I have come to see for myself the value of the taxi driver stethoscope in taking the pulse of the nation. I will never forget how a friend realised his drink had been spiked by a stranger who wanted his jacket. Published research from 2009, headlined, “Knock-Out Drugs: Their Prevalence, Modes of Action and Means of Detection,” sealed the deal. The moral of the story is that the taxi driver stethoscope is definitely one way to test the pulse of the nation.
Source: Daily Nation October 01, 2023 02:12 UTC