One time in Vancouver my friends and I were denied getting into a cab; there were three of us and six bags of luggage. That was too many and we needed a second cab. In Vietnam this isn't the case. While walking down the street in Ho Chi Minh a taxi pulled over because we were happily walking and that automatically signaled that we needed a cab ride somewhere. No wasn't taken as an answer and the driver walked with us down the street until we agreed to let him drive us. My group consisted of five people, three short girls (Tracy, Andy, and myself), Brandalon (average height), and Mike (big in every way).
The cab driver took an instant liking to Mike, grabbed his hand, and said "you can ride up front with me big boy!" This meant that rest of us were to fit in the back. Brandalon got in first, Tracy in the middle, and I squeezed on the end. Realizing that their was no room for the four of us I made the mistake of trying to get out and walk. The cab driver assured us we would all fit and pushed Andy into the car and shut the door. Andy wiggled around until she was sitting half on my lap and half on Tracey's and we took off.
The seating situation in itself is a story I love, but it is only the precursor to the main event. In the front seat Mike proceeded to be molested by the driver. He rubbed Mike's arm and keep saying "You a big boy!" "You must drink your milk!" "Vietnamese are short, but you are a big boy!" Andy and I were hysterically laughing at the comments and watching Mike scramble to find the door handle.
Meanwhile in the back Brandalon was giving us a play-by-play commentary as the driver swerved around the road nearly hitting cars, cyclos, and people at full speed. I could hear from the opposite side of the car "person, person, PERSON!!! WATCH OUT! Holy $#!+ I think we just killed someone! No, wait... he's standing Slow down, CAR!!!" This all the while sending Tracy into hysterics.
When the car stopped I was never so happy to be on the ground. The driver told us he would wait for us to come out of he museum. At the same time all said "No! We'll walk"